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Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1996) - ˝
"The Nearness of You"
Homage Comics (Image Comics)


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  Writer(s):
Kurt Busiek

Penciller(s):
Brent Eric Anderson

Inker(s):
Will Blyberg

Colorist(s):
Wildstorm FX
Alex Sinclair - 'Sinc'

Letterer(s):
Comicraft
John G. Roshell - 'JG'

Editor(s):
Ann Huntington Busiek

Cover Artist(s):
Alex Ross
 

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Awards:
  • 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Short Story: ("The Nearness of You," Wizard Presents Kurt Busiek's Astro City, vol. 2, #1/2 (Image/Homage/Wizard Press))

Cover Date: January 1998
Cover Price: US $ 2.50

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Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1996) ˝ DC Comics Digital Edition
Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1996) ˝ Wizard Edition
Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1996) ˝ Wizard Silver Edition

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Letters Column: Greetings From Astro City

Synopsis:
A man has reoccurring dreams of a girl he doesn't know that are interfering in his daily life. One night the Hang Man comes to visit him at night. He told him that there was a cosmic war and that as a result of the war reality was changed. He lost his wife in that war but has memories of her still. When asked by the Hang man if he would like those memories wiped from his memory, the man says "no".

Reprinted/Collected in:
Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1996) HC vol. 02
Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1996) TPB vol. 02
Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1996) TPB vol. 02 (4th Printing)

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Eight page text story with illustrations.

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