Criminal, Volume 1: Coward

Criminal, Volume 1: Coward

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by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
     
 

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  • The best-selling crime series returns to print in strikingly-designed new editions from Image, starting where it all began. Criminal Volume 1:
    Coward — a new take on noir that turned the heist story on its head, and created a whole new underworld for Brubaker and Phillips to explore.

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  • The best-selling crime series returns to print in strikingly-designed new editions from Image, starting where it all began. Criminal Volume 1:
    Coward — a new take on noir that turned the heist story on its head, and created a whole new underworld for Brubaker and Phillips to explore.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/09/2015
The critically acclaimed series, from the creative team behind the superb Fatale, first published in 2007 and has been rereleased in handsome new editions, kicking things off with the story of Leo, a world-class professional pickpocket, whose gift for planning big-money heists is pressed into service by a pair of bent cops. Leo is wary of the job and his new associates, but the plan’s success hinges on his knack for clean getaways. When the job goes drastically wrong and Leo and an accomplice are forced into hiding, the situation steadily escalates, until Leo’s mettle is put to the most dire of tests. Honing their 16-year collaboration (since 1999’s Scene of the Crime), Brubaker and Phillips are modern masters, who craft nail-bitingly tense worlds where nothing is black and white—Brubaker’s smart dialogue fusing with Phillip’s sharp, emotive noir artwork. This is an ideal introduction for newcomers who want to take a walk on the grimiest side of the graphic underworld. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785124399
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
05/23/2007
Series:
Criminal Series, #1
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.25(d)

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Criminal, Volume 1: Coward 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PaulAllard More than 1 year ago
Bloody comic book collection about crooks and the last big job . Reminiscent of his run on Daredevil, Ed Brubaker brings us the story of a small-time crook who gets involved in a major heist with many unsavoury characters and which inevitably takes a turn for the worse through double-crossing, wheeling and dealing and betrayal. A lot of dead bodies ensue. The artwork and story-writing are powerful and I’d recommend this to all lovers of crime stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You better give this book a try, the plot has some great twist in it and its so exciting.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge Brubaker fan and I was really interested in reading this volume of Criminal. I don't know what I was expecting but I think I was expecting more. This seemed like I was watching a movie panel by panel. That's not a bad thing but usually not my cup of tea. Phillips art works really well for this story style I just wished the storytelling wasn't as predictable. Just an okay read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another Great Comic book, for people who generally DONT LIKE COMIC BOOKS. Ed Brubaker is well known for his work with Batman, Captain america, and Daredevil, but 'criminal' is anything but a superhero comic. No tights, no Cosmic superpowers, and no fate of the galaxy here. Without having to worry about the continuity of 50 year old comic book icons, Brobaker is free to tell a story with honesty and realism. With his love for crime noir and pulp comics, he decided to reinvent the genre for modern comics, and really put his heart into it. Brubaker is a master of storytelling and finding ways to connect the audience to characters, by plausible backstories, and honest naritives. 'criminal' is not just about crime, action and suspense, it's about real people with real problems. If you liked 'no country for olf men' you will love 'coward'. The Intense situations that the characters find themselves in twist and turn them all inside out and force each of them to expose their humanity or inhumainty to the reader. Great writing, Great art, Great experience. READ THIS!