Criminal: The Last of the Innocent #2

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: July 27, 2011 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
9.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Things are going from bad to worse... One time All-American boy Riley Richards is caught in a brutal murder and double-cross that may just be the only way out of the trap that his life has become! And as always, each issue of Criminal contains unique back-up features, articles and artwork, which are only available in the single issues.

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 27, 2011

    Brubaker and Phillips are pushing themselves to tell a very different type of Criminal story arc here, and the results are excellent. Whether you've been following the series from the beginning or have never picked up a Criminal book, make a point of adding Last of the Innocent to your stack. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover Jul 30, 2011

    Yet even more appealing is the idea of Riley's childhood friend/former lover Lizzie as the true "last of the innocent." Brubaker's script sets Lizzie up as a beacon of innocence for Riley, a figure he can desire from afar because not only is she the opposite of Felix in every imaginable way, she's also someone Riley initially rejected despite her best efforts. In one of the series now signature Archie tributes, we're witness to Lizzie's dabbling with "criminal" antics in the past, as she develops a foul mouth just to get herself closer to Riley in detention: Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jul 27, 2011

    It's another winning issue of "Criminal," as the usual suspects deliver a hearty slice of how you break a character so he makes the mistakes this genre is known for. Riley Richards is a man not well, and the document of his descent is both sad and stellar. Noir works best when it's a spiral; the suction on this tale will not only take the lead but crush everyone connected to him. The gleeful insistence of violence to ruin is too strong a lure and no one will make it out safe. This is the crime comic to read for character, plot, and that wink in the eye that tells you nothing is safe. Read Full Review

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