High Crimes #1

High Crimes #1

Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth May 28, 2015

    This is a truly great first issue. One that’s built on a unique idea but that is driven by its people, not its plot. That’s the best thing a comic can be. A vehicle for mediation of the human condition even on a 29 thousand foot tall mountain. This is a hell of comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jul 8, 2015

    If you're picking up Batman, Saga and The Walking Dead this Wednesday, but you're not picking up High Crimes, you're missing the single best volume on the shelf, and I pity you. At 20 bucks in hardcover, it's also one of the best deals I've ever seen, and that's the frickin' cover price. Buy this book, you rubes. Support amazing comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 28, 2013

    I regret not reviewing this series sooner so that people could have been prepared for the second issue like I was, but here we are now. You can check out both issues for just two bucks and I can say that this one is well worth it. I’ll be getting to my review of the second issue much sooner, but I’m pretty sure that Monkey Brain has another hit on their hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Geek Smash - Andrea Shockling Jan 30, 2013

    Geek Smash: I wondered if you could tell me a little bit about where this collaboration came from. I know you're both in Portland and I'm assuming you've probably even hung out in person, but I *think* this is the first time you've worked together. What brought that on?Chris Sebela: This collaboration came totally out of the blue, through the machinations of all sorts of fate-y elements. I'd pitched "High Crimes" to MonkeyBrain back when they were about to launch their first wave of books and Chris [Roberson] and Allison [Baker] seemed to dig it, so then I had to find an artist. A month or so later, I was lamenting to my friend Joe Keatinge about my lack of artist and he mentioned Ibrahim, who he shared studio space with at PDX's Tranquility Base. So we headed over there, Joe made the introductions and we got along great and within a day or two of me sending Ibrahim the pitch, he was totally on-board. Basically, if I hadn't invited Joe out for pancakes, we wouldn't be sitti Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Feb 3, 2013

    Beyond that last minute stumble, this was a great first outing for a new series. I came into it with no expectations, and Sebela and Moustafa really wowed me. They hit with a solid premise and follow it up with an even better execution, with both the writing and art being some top notch stuff. If that's not enough to convince you to check it out, let me reiterate that the whole thing is only 99 cents. That's right, you get an excellent 15 page comic for pocket change. You can't find that kind of value anywhere else noways. I'd definitely suggest checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jan 31, 2013

    These two creators are completely new to me, but with this issue, they have me completely onboard for all of “High Crimes” and whatever they're working on in the future. An unexpected knockout, “High Crimes” is a must buy for comic fans, especially when you consider that it costs just $0.99. For those that are burnt out on double shipping and $3.99 cover prices, this book is the remedy to all of those problems. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jan 31, 2013

    Sebela and Moustafa are a strong team and they've set a high bar for the remainder of the series. I can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Sebastian Mejia Feb 1, 2013

    The art looks as good as the book reads. Moustafa takes a dialogue-heavy issue and gives it a sense of movement, bringing the characters to life. The faces and body language tell as much of a story as the dialogue. Every panel seems deliberate and carefully orchestrated to tell this story, and it's a thing of beauty. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jan 31, 2013

    "High Crimes" #1 is a spectacular start to yet another winner from Monkeybrain Comics. Sebela and Moustafa are settling in for a book that's going to blend a few genres into a mixer and deliver something that feels very much like a comic in the way it is executed. For $0.99, it's pretty much a must-buy. 2013 looks like a year where readers shying away from digital comics should strongly consider jumping in. Some of the best new work in comics is exclusively digital and "High Crimes" is yet another excellent example. Read Full Review

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