Kurt Busiek's Astro City

    Kurt Busiek's Astro City » Kurt Busiek's Astro City #½ - The Nearness of You released by DC Comics on December 1996.

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    When dreams and reality collide after a time-traveling super villain causes trouble in the city, a young man faces a tough decision that not even Honor Guard can help him make.

    A man named Michael Tenicek keeps dreaming about a woman he never met it is causing him to resort to drugs to not dream of her.

    The Hanged man tells him that there was a battle with a time-traveling super-villain named Time Keeper that broke the time continuum and reality, that the heroes fought and won, but there has been some changes after the reconstruction of reality, and this woman was his wife in the present version of reality because her grandparents never met. The Hanged man offers to erase these dreams but Michael decides to keep the dream so he can still remember her even though he never really knew her.


    • Ranked #6 in Wizard Magazine's list of "100 Best Single Issue Comics Since You Were Born".

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