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YMMV: Astro City
  • Arc Fatigue: Experienced by fans during the Schedule Slip of the earlier issues, more recently due to the years of publishing time dedicated to the 16-issue "Dark Age" storyline.
  • Tear Jerker: Beautie's focus arc, "Her Dark Plastic Roots".
    • And "Voice of the Turtle" combined with a later issue. He's the next victim of the murders.
  • Straw Feminist: Some accused Busiek of depicting Winged Victory this way, something he deliberately addressed in Winged Victory's arc.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Deliberately averted with Infidel. While discussing the character with Alex Ross, Kurt Busiek rejected the idea of making him Arabic because they had not yet had a Middle-Eastern hero and he felt it was better for the first character of a particular race to be a hero so it wouldn't be offensive. They already had established black heroes, though, so they felt it was safe to make Infidel black. Early concept art of Infidel had Islam's star and crescent thing as his symbol, but the final design was a more abstract "superheroey" symbol.

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