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The complete Astronaut Dad to debut at NYCC

When the first volume of Astronaut Dad came out in 2008, the Robot 6 crew was still blogging at Newsarama. I reviewed it at the time and noted that the story by writer David Hopkins and artist Brent Schoonover owed “a lot more to The Wonder Years than Buck Rogers.” The book is about a team of apparently second- or third-string astronauts during the ’60s, and their relationships with their families, especially their kids. One of the main characters is the son of an astronaut and resents his father always being gone for work without receiving the compensating glory that comes from actually going into orbit. However, as the first volume ends, there are hints that just maybe the dads have been involved in some sort of top secret space mission. I was hooked and couldn’t wait for the follow-up.

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