Criminal #2

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
9.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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"THE LONGEST WEEKEND": Archie Lewis was the artist's artist in his heyday, although that's not what he's famous for. He's famous for being a nightmare to work with-and dangerous. So when an old assistant is forced to chaperone his one-time mentor to receive his lifetime achievement award, well... let's just say things don't go well. As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Feb 13, 2019

    Despite what you expected from this second issue of Criminal, you won't finish the issue disappointed because the entire team that worked on this comic book excel at delivering a compelling and beautifully bleak story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manuel Gomez Feb 13, 2019

    'Criminal' is one of the best ongoings of the moment and a perfect reason to actually buy and read monthly books. With it's shorter arcs and bonus material it's a no brainer actually. Let's hope this goes on for a while because it's a great world that deserves to be visited every month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 13, 2019

    The issue is pure brilliance with a level of meta that you're not sure what is what isn't true. For comic historians and fans, there's so much to enjoy about the issue and for those you have gone to a certain convention, the locations shown are recognizable. This is a comic that can be enjoyed for it's noir and crime focus and loved that it's so much more. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - John Jack Feb 14, 2019

    This issue is unlike anything I have ever seen from this series, as I said above, but it isn't without it's share of crime and criminals as the title would suggest. Making for a very interesting dynamic is the relationship between the narrator, a young failed comic artist, and his former idol, Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Feb 14, 2019

    "Criminal" is a nearly flawless return to the series with writing and art so perfectly executed you'll be amazed that it didn't just blink into existence. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 13, 2019

    Sean Phillips art is beautifully gritty and detailed. There is so much visually to take in and the convention panels are filled with some incredibly fun background details. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Feb 13, 2019

    A glorious nod to the golden age of comics, with all its frailties and triumphs, brought to life by the powerhouse team of Brubaker and Phillips. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Feb 12, 2019

    Criminal would be worth the read even if it was just about getting to know the creative team's capabilities. Terrific writing along with a spectacular artwork makes me glad that I picked this up and even more anxious for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Gwen Dylan Stacy Feb 14, 2019

    The brilliant part of this title is the fact that we're subjected to both sides of Hal's story. We're left to deduce for ourselves about whether or not who he seems to be is actually who he is or if there's something larger at work. For me, the idea of figuring this out along with the gritty realism of the title itself is enough for me to want to continue to read on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Feb 13, 2019

    It's a fun and surprisingly light chapter in what looks like is going to be a dark and twisty story. Read Full Review

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