Criminal #3

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
9.4Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

"THE LONGEST WEEKEND," Part Two-Jacob's weekend taking care of his old mentor takes a turn for the worse.  As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.

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    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Mar 23, 2019

    This issue is fantastic from beginning to end. There is not a single thing that is lacking in the storytelling or the artwork. Criminal (2019) #3 serves as another perfect entry to a rebooted series that has so far also been flawless. Read Full Review

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    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 20, 2019

    The issue is amazing blending fact and fiction to deliver a comic that entertains but will also leave you pondering the truth of it all. Criminal is three issues in and one of the best comics on the market (again). It's not too late to dive in as this is a comic that should be on everyone's pull list. Read Full Review

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    AIPT - Alex Curtis Mar 19, 2019

    In two issues, Brubaker and the Philips have crafted a story about comics and the people behind them with more depth than most series achieve with years worth of arcs. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 19, 2019

    Criminal #3, like the rest of Brubaker and Phillips latest series, is a real comics fans comic, filled with insider touches and meta commentary, all encased within the duos all-time great creative chemistry. This book is a must-read, every damn month. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - John Jack Mar 30, 2019

    I adored the reveal of the source of Hal's great trauma, it was brilliant and I won't reveal it. I also loved this panel, which basically describes my life: Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 20, 2019

    Sean Phillips does great work with the art and continues a film noir style that is very atmospheric. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Mar 23, 2019

    A great story and a meta-take on the shoddy treatment meted out to the great comic book artists and writers of yore, Criminal #3 will captivate from first page to last. If you're not salivating at the prospect of the next issue after reading this beauty, there's no pleasing you. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Jordan Claes Mar 20, 2019

    I was hesitant about doing this review. Having never read any of Criminal's seminal installment, I knew that there were going to be things I didn't understand, characters I wouldn't recognize or even know. Ed Brubaker does a great job of making this transition an easy one for new readers; it quickly extinguishes any feelings of intimidation. This was a "slow-burn" of a read, but one that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sal Mar 22, 2019

    The finale of the two-part arc “Bad Weekend”, Criminal #3 is another terrific installment from what has become one of the most consistent titles on the shelves. Brubaker and Phillips deliver solid performances with every issue and have built a world full of characters that readers can care for, feel sorry for, and empathize with.

    Set ten years before (it’s not a sequel) the “Bad Night” storyline, Jacob Kurtz is a younger, but still struggling cartoonist hustling for work. He is contacted by the operators of a comic book convention and told that his old mentor Hal Crane, a legendary comic book artist and pain in the ass, has asked for him specifically be his minder for the weekend. Jacob reluctantly agrees and almost im more

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    Lawless Apr 15, 2019

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    Phil B. Mar 20, 2019

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    Jason The Dude Mar 21, 2019

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    Bill Blaze Mar 23, 2019

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    mrDovydas Mar 25, 2019

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    Josecab79 Mar 26, 2019

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    jmprados Apr 6, 2019

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    Abjck Aug 7, 2019

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