The best comic book series to come along this last decade, is Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ noir masterpiece, “Criminal“. When a comic book makes your stomach clench, you know it’s special. Gritty, down-to-earth crime stories, with a different perspective in each installment, “Criminal” tells stories from the gutter – And the gut. The microverse slowly unfolds, letting you really get under the skin of the characters. Sean Phillips’ expressive artwork has never looked better, the colors help the storytelling and adds to the mood. If you like Raymond Chandler and shows like “The Wire” or “The Shield“, this is for you.
It’s not just a comic, it’s crime fiction at it’s best.