The Last Days of American Crime #1

The Last Days of American Crime #1

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Greg Tocchini Publisher: Radical Publishing Release Date: December 23, 2009 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Matt Ampersand Dec 22, 2009

    It is an interesting concept that doesn't get weighed down by it's own ideas, instead it just concentrates on crafting an interesting heist drama, and developing morbid characters that interact with each other in unpredictable ways. Remender and Tocchini may very well have a hit in the making here, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it adapted into other media. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Dec 27, 2009

    There have been a lot of terrific crime comics published over the last few years, but Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini deliver one of the very finest we've seen. They present a perfectly realized bleak vision of a future America on the brink of collapse--all through the eyes of a man who is himself on the brink of a collapse. The Last Days of American Crime is breathtaking work. Literally. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Jan 9, 2010

    POSSIBLE AUDIENCE: Crime fiction fans will want The Last Days of American Crime. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 6, 2015

    I loved these comics when they were first released, I love them now. Here's hoping we see some of the other comics from Radical released under other publishers, but at least we get this solid one to enjoy. An absolute buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Andy Bentley Dec 23, 2009

    Although Remender has crafted a fine crime noir, it's the socio-political aspect that won me over. I hope he continues to explore the impact of America's political activities and provide enough twists and turns to counteract the implied bleak ending offered up on the opening page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 27, 2009

    Last Days of American Crime is an interesting story with a great cast of characters. So far there isn't one likable character in here and that only adds to the charm for this type of story. If you like character driven stories and like a good heist that seems to end up going wrong then this is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 23, 2009

    "The Last Days of American Crime" #1 is a good first issue that sets up the world and the crime at hand well. If you enjoy "Criminal" and other crimes books, you'll probably get a kick out of this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Dec 27, 2009

    On Tocchini--the work he does here is beyond impressive, but it's slightly undercut by some dodgy digital coloring that sometimes feels a bit too garish and over-lit for the content. Still, its an infrequent concern and one that hardly hurts the work on display. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 1, 2010

    The only respect in which Remender's script is lacking is when it comes to the exposition. the socioeconomic catalyst for the heist and the government plot to eliminate criminal behavior aren't nearly as clear as they could be. The premise for Bricke's job is pretty convoluted, and it makes for some dense and dizzying background details. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Dec 27, 2009

    At the same time, the government is also planning to abolish paper money so that all monetary transactions will be made through "federally operated charge cards, recharged by government-run machines." This is the story of Graham Bricke's plan to steal one of the machines before the anti-crime broadcast takes place in just two short weeks. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Dec 27, 2009

    If youre a die-hard crime fiction fan with a taste for the salacious, then your feelings about this comic will likely fall way out of sync with my own unfavorable opinion. Even so, there can be no denying that The Last Days of American Crime misses out on a great chance to use a wildly original idea to transcend the limits of genre. Read Full Review

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