Criminal: The Last of the Innocent #3

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: August 10, 2011 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The best-selling crime series continues its rollercoaster ride of death and mayhem! The murder was bad enough, but the coverup will worse than the crime, especially with a one-time boy detective hot on Riley Richards' trail and Teeg Lawless trying to stir up trouble. And remember, Criminal is filled with articles and illustartions that are only available in the single issues, making it the best bargain on the stands!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover Aug 20, 2011

    But where Brubaker's concept of innocence being run through the gauntlet of Wertham's worst fears really succeeds is in dropping hints that Riley, our Archie surrogate, has been a wolf all along. While Riley's sociopathic tendencies have been hinted at since the beginning of the series, Brubaker makes them clearer here, with Riley's visit to his Felix's lover Teddy culminating in an exchange wherein Teddy confesses that Felix used to say that Riley was "empty...when no one was looking, [he] didn't even exist." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Aug 10, 2011

    Do yourself a favor and run out and pick up the first two issues of Criminal: The Last of the Innocent, as well as this week's issue #3. You won't regret the purchase. So far, this story has been one of the best from Brubaker and Phillips, and that's saying a hell of a lot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Aug 10, 2011

    "The Last Of The Innocent" might be a title referring to only one character. She's the one you have to worry might get hurt the most by story's end. The formula and planning ends with this issue and here on out is going to be a jazz free-for-all of survival and wits matched. It's fun watching one man, even one as nasty as Riley, pull off such a bold plan. It's going to be even more fun watching him slowly wind in on himself as the walls close in. This issue is the demise of a man, a real man, and the sudden replication of a person capable of fooling himself. This is a character-driven comic lead by a character who is making himself anew, and that makes for one hell of a dark ride. You want to hate this character until you see so much of yourself in him. This is a retroactive revenge fantasy played out on a bleak landscape of souls who lost happiness long ago and are now searching for something close but decidedly different. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 17, 2011

    Another very strong issue of one of the best series on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Aug 13, 2011

    If youve never read Criminal before, I can see this miniseries being a great introduction to the whole series. Its dark, its crime, and lets face it, no one is innocent. Read Full Review

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