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…

Fatale: Death Chases Me

Brubaker & Phillips’ Fatale But what good was it loving someone so perfect when you were watching yourself crumble to dust every morning in the mirror? The reigning comic book world tag team champions of the world return for another round of awesome with a new series!  This time around, Brubaker and Phillips are weaving…

Incognito: Bad Influences

Ed Brubaker’s Incognito: Bad Influences After I put down Incognito a few months back, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the sequel. Unfortunately, I was on the bottom of the list when it came to borrowing it from my local library. Instead of running to my local Chapters and snagging it as soon…

Criminal: Lawless

Ed Brubaker’s Criminal Vol 2.  Lawless Lawless tells the story of Tracy Lawless, a former criminal turned United States soldier. Upon hearing of his little brother’s death, Ricky joins up with his brother’s old gang in an effort to bring some justice to his killer.  Coming off some groundbreaking material with Sleeper and Incognito,  I’ve decided to continue my…

Sleeper: Season Two

Ed Brubaker’s Sleeper: Season Two I had a feeling I wouldn’t be disappointed. That being said, considering how strong season one had been, the doubt still lingered in the back of my mind. Could Phillips and Brubaker create something as strong as the original? The answer: Yes! Season one ends with Holden Carver’s own personal Empire Strikes Back.…

Criminal (Vol. 1)

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips’ Criminal There is a villan in this graphic novel named Roy L. T.. I mean seriously, that’s awesome.  Leo is a career criminal – Hell, it runs in his family! The son of one of the best pick-pockets in Philly, Leo has evolved the family business into a much larger, more ambitious…

Incognito

Brubaker and Phillips’ Incognito This has been an exceptional year for me in terms of the quality of material I’ve been reading. I think I’ve given out more 5 star reviews that anyone I know. Well, it’s either this or I’m easily impressed.  WOW! A BLUE CAR. Not only have I been recommended Ed Brubraker…