Scene of the Crime

Scene of the Crime follows private investigator Jack Herriman as he’s tasked with tracking down Maggie Jordan, a missing person in the California Bay Area.  Jack’s efforts lead him to a commune where it’s believed Maggie had last been seen.  From there, it isn’t long until a trail of clues takes him to a motel…

Criminal – The Sinners

Forced into paying off his dead brother’s debts, Tracy Lawless has been employed as a hitman for powerful crime boss, Sebastian Hyde.  For the past year, Tracy has been knocking off slimy folks deemed expendable by his maniacal master.  However, there’s been some issues with Tracy’s efficiency.  Regardless of his orders, Tracy has to make…

Criminal – Bad Night

Jake spends his days in a waking coma.  He walks the streets at night, produces a syndicated comic strip during the day, and grabs sleep when he can.  It’s not a bad life considering he was once accused of murdering his wife, a charge he managed to avoid due to a lack of evidence.  But…

The Fade Out (Issue #1)

Buying and reviewing single issues of comic books isn’t something I normally do (I think Locke & Key has been the only exception).  I’m the kind of reader that would prefer to wait until the trade paperback is released and read it all in one shot.  However, seeing as I have the opportunity to get…

Fatale: Pray for Rain

Suffering from amnesia, Jo stumbles into the lives of a struggling grunge band in mid-1990s Seattle.  Initially unaware of her power over the opposite sex, the musicians become inspired and begin writing new, powerful music that could break their status as “one-hit wonders”.  Unfortunately, these flannel-wearing rockers are not the first men who have fallen…

Criminal: The Dead and the Dying

The third volume of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal series contains three interlocking tales all revolving around Danica, a beautiful but ultimately flawed woman. With this volume, you’re beginning to see their universe take shape.  There are characters resurfacing, settings reappearing and themes continuing.  With Brubaker, the writing, as always, is top-notch and his…