Last Gang in Town #1

Last Gang in Town #1

Writer: Simon Oliver Artist: Rufus Dayglo Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
6.8Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

  Forget what you know of England, of the "Land of Hope and Glory." Instead, try damp and depressing, and embrace this miserable island for what it is. Our story kicks off in 1976: the country coming apart at its flared corduroy seams, a decade after the Great Train Robbery, when British crime has gone decidedly soft in the middle.
Time for a new generation of criminals to rise: a band of snotty-nosed heroes driven by destiny and cheap cider, who will strike fear back into the establishment, put art back into crime and crime back into art, and pull off what will become known as the heist of the century.
This new series from Simon Oliver (FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS) and Rufus Dayglo (Tank Girl), spans three decades, from the punk rock '70s to the decadent '80s and beyond, charting the rise, fall and redemption of a group of bandits that changed the face of the criminal underworld and closed the door on a legacy.

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Dec 24, 2015

    Committed, brutal, angry, but still fun, and immensely ambitious, “The Last Gang in Town” #1 kicks off a bizarre and thrilling crime story. This first issue does well to set up the world and to introduce us to some of the characters. Let's just see where it's taking us next. It's ambition might be off-putting to some impatient readers and it's too early to tell if it'll pay off, but it's clear Simon Oliver and Rufus Dayglo are striving toward something. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Dec 24, 2015

    I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into this first issue as much as I wanted to. The art is fantastic, but the writing and plot just doesn't grab me. I don't think this issue is unreadable, but the plot is not particularly compellingnor well set-up. I might try to catch this book in trade to see if it all comes together. But, at this moment, the first issue might be the last one for me forLast Gang in Town. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 23, 2015

    Unfortunately, it's a little tough to connect with the characters and their mission in this issue. The way the script constantly jumps between time periods makes the story needlessly obtuse Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 23, 2015

    As a first issue, I was really underwhelmed by the story, but at the same time, I'm intrigued to see where the series goes. I want to understand it, and I want to enjoy it, but my lack of understanding up from down made it all a little difficult. As a debut Last Gang in Town #1 doesn't work for me, but leaves me a comic I'd love to see as part of an anthology. Read Full Review

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