The Crime Bible, introduced in the pages of the hit series 52, is a near-mythical text passed on behind the scenes from master criminal to master criminal in the DC Universe. This trade paperback explores a subset of the Crime Bible known as the Five Lessons: the lesson of deceit, the lesson of lust, the lesson of greed, the lesson of murder, and the fifth part, entitled "The Parable of the Faceless." Only three copies of the Crime Bible exist, and two are in the possession of The Question, an anti-hero with no face. Can she track down the final copy?
About the Author
Gregory "Greg" Rucka is an American comic book writer and novelist. He is the author of nearly a dozen novels, including the Atticus Kodiak series. In comics, he has had the opportunity to write stories featuring some of the world’s best-known characters—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Punisher, and Wolverine—as well as penning several creator-owned properties himself, such as Whiteout, Queen & Country, and Lazarus.
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After a criminal cult attacks Kate Kane/Batwoman in 52, Volume 4, her ex-girlfriend Renee Montoya dons the guise of The Question and digs deep into the cult¿s teachings to combat them. On her quest to find out more about this ¿Religion of Crime¿ and its `holy¿ book, the ¿Crime Bible,¿ Montoya finds herself caught in a dangerous net spun by the group.Rucka¿s writing, as usual, shines in this tightly woven graphic novel, working so subtly that the reader finds themselves descending slowly along within Renee into the world of this dark faith. Of course, there are still moments of humor as Renee¿s sardonic temper remains intact. Kate Kane/Batwoman makes appearances throughout, an added benefit to big fans of her (like me!), and the illustrations in this book are top notch ¿ all making for an excellent read.