Kurt Busiek


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in Boston, Massachusetts , The United States
September 16, 1960

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Kurt Busiek is an American comic book writer notable for his work on the Marvels limited series, his own title Astro City, and his four-year run on Avengers.

Busiek did not read comics as a youngster, as his parents disapproved of them. He began to read them regularly around the age of 14, when he picked up a copy of Daredevil #120. This was the first part of a continuity-heavy four-part story arc; Busiek was drawn to the copious history and cross-connections with other series. Throughout high school and college, he and future writer Scott McCloud practiced making comics. During this time, Busiek also had many letters published in comic book letter columns, and originated the theory that the Phoenix was a separate being who had impersonated
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Astro City, Vol. 1: Life in...

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Superman: Secret Identity

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Astro City, Vol. 2: Confession

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“Maybe I had a "secret identity", but then when you think about it, don't we all? A part of ourselves very few people ever get to see. The part we think of as "me". The part that deals with the big stuff. Makes the real choices. The part everything else is a reflection of.”
Kurt Busiek, Superman: Secret Identity

“It strikes me that the only real reason to take apart a pocket watch, or a car engine, aside from the simple delight of disassembly, is to find out how it works. To understand it, so you can put it back together again better than before, or build a new one that goes beyond what the old one could do. We’ve been taking apart the superhero for ten years or more; it's time to put it back together and wind it up, time to take it out on the road and floor it, see what it’ll do.”
Kurt Busiek, Astro City, Vol. 1: Life in the Big City

“And is that why we do what we do? For public approval, for fame? Do we help people because they will be appropriately grateful--or merely because they need help?”
Kurt Busiek, Astro City, Vol. 2: Confession

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