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Posted June 5, 2013
Very good crime book!
Ed Brubaker does a fantastic job of gritty street level books. Here, there are so many characters that are different shades of "bad", with no true heroes. The art by Sean Phillips is a perfect match for this book. Overall, its a really good take on a genre that can get cliched very quickly.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 30, 2012
Posted March 19, 2008
The easiest way to cross over into comics
If you love crime movies or crime novels, there is no easier way to open your world up to graphic novels than Brubaker's spectacular series entitled CRIMINAL. With sharp drawings and tight plotting, the first two trades of Criminal are as good as watching a classic film noir on TCM...except the language is harsher, the violence bloodier, and they actually show sex (none of these faults, in my book). Once you catch up with the trade paperbacks, try to get the actual issues at your local comic book store every month because they are worth it. There are articles about noir books and films penned by great crime authors (Duane Swierczynski) and fans (Patton Oswalt) in the back of each issue.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.