Criminal: The Sinners #1
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Criminal: The Sinners #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: October 7, 2009 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
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FROM THE CREATORS OF INCOGNITO -- THE AWARD-WINNING SERIES RETURNS! THE BEST CRIME COMIC EVER PUBLISHED Comic Book Resources One of the most award-winning and acclaimed comics series of the last several years returns to the shelves this September with a perfect new jumping-on point for new readers -- or those whove gotten hooked on Brubaker and Phillips hit series INCOGNITO and are craving more! CRIMINALs most popular character, TRACY LAWLESS returns in THE SINNERS. Its been a year since Tracy was forced into working for the bad guys, and now made men are turning up dead all over the city, in what appears to be mob-style hits. But since crimi more

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    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 12, 2009

    If you haven't read "Criminal" up until now, "Criminal: The Sinners" #1 is a perfect place to start. And if you're thinking about waiting for the collected edition, just know that you'll be missing out on all of the bonus materials at the end of every issue. Essays, interviews, media recommendations... Brubaker and Phillips pack a lot of care into making sure you're getting your money's worth. In an idea world, "Criminal" would be a top-selling franchise. Maybe it's not too late to start. Check it out. Read Full Review

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    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 10, 2009

    There is a lot to like about the comic. The character development is rapid and deep. The artwork is dense, dark and moody. The story is straight forward, but with twists in the plot are looming. The comic provides real extras, not just cover galleries or pencils. This is truly a comic book worth checking out if you have any interest at all in crime dramas that are told in a character driven setting. This was an excellent first issue to this arc. Read Full Review

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    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 19, 2009

    Brubaker's compelling characters and conflicts would be for naught if it weren't for the gritty, noir artwork provided by his creative partner. He captures the strength and determination that define both Lawless and his pursuer and the thoroughly corrupt nature of other players in the drama as well. He also does a nice job of depicting the femme fatales in the story, not only their beauty but a certain emptiness in their eyes as well. Val Staples's use of muted, almost unnatural colors adds to the atmosphere of tension. My only real issue with the visuals for this issue is the placement of the logos on the cover; they're too dominant, detracting from Phillips's artwork. Read Full Review

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