By Kurt Busiek, Ben Abernathy
Every thing you must find out about Astro urban and its many distinctive areas and faces: local publications, eating place suggestions, highlights, neighborhood pursuits, advertisements for neighborhood companies, a heritage of town, a map or even a consultant to the who’s-who of the hero elite illustrated by way of fan-favorite artists.
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