Saturday, June 4, 2011

Criminal The Last of the Innocent

Anyone who has read any of the collaborations by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, such as Point Blank, Sleeper, and Incognito, already know that their Criminal series of mini series is great. For those of you unfamiliar with Criminal or the work of Brubaker and Phillips, all you have to know about Criminal is that every mini series / trade paperback (of which there is five volumes) can be read unto themselves and like Sin City or Hellboy, you don't have to read them in any particular order. The only thing necessary before reading Criminal is a desire to read some of the VERY best in noir crime fiction.

The newest Criminal, The Last of the Innocent, of which the first issue just came out this week, is maybe my favorite first issue of a Criminal series yet and that's saying a lot because all of the five previous Criminal mini series are seriously amongst the best of the best of this genre. And artist Sean Phillips, who couldn't be more perfect for noir crime fiction sequential art, is still at top form, with the added treat this time around of a new style he's employing for the flash back sequences.

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Happy New Comics Wednesday 8/16/17 - Big Metal #1 release, Kirby 100th B-Day Celebration local artist opening tonight (with a HUGE Kirby cake), & Very Awesome Girls LV Book Drive / Bake Sale this Saturday edition!!

 I hope everyone has stayed off of the interwebs and not had this first issue spoiled! After these three photos showing some of the comics...