Criminal #5

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 5, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
9.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Dan Farraday, private detective and skip-tracer, comes to town looking for a dangerous woman. This issue begins the long and winding tale of THE SUMMER OF '88... the story of the last days of Teeg Lawless. As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Jun 5, 2019

    Only one issue in to what is promised as the longest Criminal story yet, and "Cruel Summer" already reads as being truly special. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Jun 4, 2019

    Everything about this issue is masterfully crafted. From Brubaker's writing to Phillips' art and Phillips' colors, and even the letters, there isn't a single line out of place in this issue. It's difficult to achieve perfection, yet Brubaker and Phillips seem to consistently do it every issue of this series. Criminal is a must-read comic every issue, and this one continues the trend. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jun 12, 2019

    This is the best book on the shelves currently. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jun 7, 2019

    A bleak exploration of damaged people in an uncaring world, Criminal #5 still retains the dark, compelling glamor of its predecessors. Read at your own risk, but enjoy the reward at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Niklynn Dunn Jun 10, 2019

    You should buy two copies of "Criminal" #5. One for you and one for the person you know who loves reading crime novels. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 5, 2019

    The Art: Sean Phillips delivers stunning art in this issue. The characters are detailed beautifully and the panels perfectly match the gritty, film noir style of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 5, 2019

    Criminal #5 is as amazing as I'd expect. It continues one of the best comics out today and that's not even counting all of the extra material included in the issue. This is a perfect issue to hop on and check out what you're missing and long time readers will be excited to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Alex Marks Jun 7, 2019

    Criminal #5 begins a new story-arc that holds a lot of promise. Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Jacob Phillips show no indication of slowing down or getting sloppy any time soon. Anyone who's a fan of crime fiction, comic or not, should read Criminal #5 as soon as possible. Read Full Review

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