Criminal: The Sinners #3

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: December 23, 2009 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

TRACY LAWLESS is tasked with solving the murders of several mobsters in the city, but his own self-destructive impulses are starting to get in his way. Women and Chinese Triad killers are here to complicate his life, especially the women. And remember, the single issues of CRIMINAL are filled with articles and extras that are not reprinted in the collections. Mature Content .... $3.50

  • 9.1
    IGN - Miguel Perez Dec 23, 2009

    Ed Brubaker crams so much into each issue that it's impossible to feel as if you are not getting your money's worth each and every month. The essays in the back of the singles not only prove to be almost as entertaining as the comic itself, but are great resources for anyone looking to devour more crime and noir stories. This month features as essay about Korean crime films and I can't wait to track some down and watch them. Pound for pound, Criminal is one of the best books you can spend your hard-earned money on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Dec 22, 2009

    In addition to the main story, there's an enjoyably chatty afterword (in which Brubaker discusses the crime fiction that he's been enjoying lately) and a succinct backup feature on Korean Noir. But frankly, Criminal would be well worth picking up even without these added features, and if you haven't sampled the book's charms yet then I strongly urge you to do so. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 28, 2009

    Criminal is the kind of story that you keep up with or get left behind. That isn't to stay its fast moving or some convoluted that it's boring. No, its got more than just a plot and some ancillary characters. It's a story that shows the underworld to be a place where no one is worthy rooting for. It's a comic that takes you to the dark places of these character's minds in subtle ways. It's a terrific read in an art form that is under utilized today in movies, TV and comic books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Dec 30, 2009

    Writingwise, this is one of the best issues of Criminal in some time. Brubaker's tightplotting and strong character work combine for intensely deep issue. Unfortunately, this is a major misstep for artist Sean Phillips. His work is still good, but is not up to par with what I'd expect from him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Dec 28, 2009

    Plus, like every other issue of "Criminal," you get a bonus essay -- this time from Tom Piccirilli on "Korean Noir." It's a nice little extra, and the essays are always fun to read, but it's just a decoration. The story by Brubaker and Phillips in "Criminal The Sinners" is the cake and the icing. Deliciously so. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...