Criminal #2

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: April 9, 2008 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
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8.7User Rating

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Apr 12, 2008

    This issue of "Criminal" is very good on its own, but it's even better as part of the larger "Criminal" tapestry. It informs all of the previous issues and adds depth to scenes we've already witnessed. And, as a bonus, issue #2 includes a two-page essay by Jason Aaron on the topic of character-based crime fiction. Aaron mentions what makes "Homicide: Life on the Street," "To Live and Die in L.A.," and "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" so good, and in describing that last film, Aaron describes it as "dark, bitter, merciless and gorgeously violent." It's no coincidence that such a description could apply to "Criminal" #2 as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Nov 9, 2006

    As with the first issue, there's some added material in the back pages in the form of a brief issue commentary, some letters, and a short essay by Brubaker on one of his favourite noir films. It's nice to see that Warren Ellis' Fell has already influenced the way such comics are put together, and even if this book can't match Fell's criminally low price, it's still a very solid package for $2.99, especially given the lack of ads. Considering the strength of the marketing push that many comics websites have been giving Criminal, it's perhaps unsurprising that the book's first issue failed to completely blow me away. With the second, however, we're getting a clearer picture of the kind of stories Brubaker might be telling in his pet project, and I'm glad I stuck around to see how this heist played out. It's impossible to predict where the story will go next, and the revelations of the second half of the book set the stage for a far more twisty-turny and high-stakes story than the fir Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Nov 7, 2006

    Criminal #2 was a rocking good issue. Brubaker is weaving a wild ride that leaves the reader turning each page not knowing what is going to happen next. Leo is in a real mess. It is going to be fun watching how Leo gets himself out of this predicament. I'm really surprised and impressed that Brubaker could get me to enjoy a non-super hero American comic book so much. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Martijn Form Nov 10, 2006

    So far Criminal is not a bad book, but it isnt shocking either. Read Full Review

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