and Astro City
as The DaVinci Code
is to Foucault's Pendulum
. The anemic and obvious writing is only overshadowed by the nauseating copy-and-paste art of the "Anatomy? What's that?" school.
If you want to read a good heroes-and-cops book, pass this one up completely and read Alan Moore's Top 10
instead. It's got fantastic writing and gorgeous artwork. Finishing Powers
was seriously a chore.