Tracy Lawless returns with a vengeance in this strikingly-designed new edition from Image Comics. One year after the events of CRIMINAL, VOL. 2: LAWLESS, Tracy Lawless is still a man caught between a history of violence and his own conscience. And now the worst bad guy in the world is tasked with a new job: Solving a series of murders of untouchable crime lords. CRIMINAL returns to its hard-hitting pulp roots!
WINNER OF THE EISNER AWARD FOR BEST LIMITED SERIES! BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS's gorgeous new CRIMINAL editions finally gets to the most critically-acclaimed and innovative piece of pulp fiction they've ever done. It's "like Watchmen for the Archie set" as CRIMINAL reaches new heights.
"Years ago, Jacob Kurtz was a happy family man, long-retired from the life of crime he was raised in. Then the police made him the prime suspect in a horrible crime and ripped his life apart. Now Jacob is less than a shadow of his former self, an insomniac who roams the city at night, looking for anything to distract him from his empty bed. Until he walks into the wrong place at the right time, and one bad night starts Jacob down a twisted path to kidnapping, robbery, murder-- and just maybe the answer to the mystery buried in his past"--Back cover.
The second oversized hardback of the award-winning crime series from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is finally here! The first edition has gone through four printings, in sellout after sellout, and now the rest of Brubaker and Phillips' noir masterpiece is collected in the same format. Collecting BAD NIGHT, THE SINNERS and THE LAST OF THE INNOCENT - along with short stories, behind-the-scenes pieces, art and articles, all previously uncollected. COLLECTING: CRIMINAL (2008) 4-7, CRIMINAL: THE SINNERS 1-5, CRIMINAL: THE LAST OF THE INNOCENT 1-4
BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS return to their multiple award-winning series for two interlinked tales of the Lawless family in the 1970s. Teeg Lawless is trapped behind bars with a price on his head, doing anything he can to survive, while Tracy Lawless celebrates his twelfth birthday riding shotgun on a mission of death.
THE BEST-SELLING CRIME SERIES CONTINUES IN THIS STRIKINGLY-DESIGNED EDITION FROM IMAGE! LAWLESS: A story of brotherly love and hate, as Tracy Lawless finally returns home to find out who murdered his kid brother, and how much their family history has doomed them both. This is where BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS take the world they created in CRIMINAL, VOL. 1 and begin stretching the boundaries of what crime comics can be.
Author: Bob Wood
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: 2007-08-21
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Gangsters, kidnappers, maniacal killers, and thugs of all stripes had their lurid stories recounted in Crime Does Not Pay! Featuring thrilling, brutal tales and disturbing, despicable characters, Crime Does Not Pay enthralled a nation and was the most popular comic book of its time. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the Comics Code Authority—yet it was also an inspiration for Harvey Kurtzman's reality-based EC Comics. See why this series was both revered and reviled in this unique "best of" primer! * Crime Does Not Pay editor Bob Wood brutally murdered his girlfriend and was later murdered himself! This fascinating sidebar is detailed in an essay by cartoonist, historian, and co-editor Denis Kitchen. * Contains a selection of stories from across the series' run in the 1940s, a new cover, an illustrated essay, and an introduction. * All-new Crime-inspired cover by artist Pete Poplaski with colors by Bernie Mireault.
Alack Sinner: The Age of Innocence is the first of two volumes that present for the first time in English the complete Alack Sinner comics by the Argentine-born team of artist Jose Munoz and writer Carlos Sampayo. Sinner is a hard-boiled private detective whose adventures are played out to a jazz soundtrack in a noir New York from 1975 through the 2000s. The stories are imbued with a deep political conscience and present a scathing critique of corruption in society, juxtaposed with meditations on the nature of violence and exile. The authors have rearranged the stories in chronological order of the characters and events, rather than dates of first publication, providing a novel reading experience for both new fans and old. The Age of Innocence collects eleven stories, including Talkin with Joe, The Webster Case, The Fillmore Case, Viet Blues, Life Ain t a Comic Strip, Baby, Twinkle, Twinkle, and Dark City. Alack Sinner is an international bestseller and between them Munoz and Sampayo are winners of Europe s top comics awards."
Envy, lust, sloth, wrath, gluttony, pride, greed. A group of sinners who bear the guilt of the seven deadly sins has been gathered in an old courthouse to face judgement. To leave this place alive, they must offer up a sacrifice - one of their number. As the trial begins, who will the gavel fall on first?
CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE! To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return to their award-winning title for the first time in years for a 48-page special sure to thrill their readers, old and new alike! ItÕs 1976, and Teeg Lawless is doing 30 days in county jail with a price on his head, his only safe company from the savagery a beat-up old comic magazine his dead cellmate left behind. It's CRIMINAL like you've never seen it before, with a comic within the comic and all those slick '70s thrills!
Tracy Lawless returns with a vengeance in this strikingly-designed new edition from Image! Tracy Lawless is still a man caught between a history of violence and his own conscience. And now the worst bad guy in the world is tasked with a new job: solving a series of murders of untouchable crime lords.
Based on the acclaimed video game series from Telltale Games, this new graphic novel unravels the mystery between the first and second seasons of Batman: The Telltale Series. Someone is killing people associated with Arkham Asylum...during the time Thomas Wayne was forcibly committing people there! Suspicion falls on the families suing Bruce Wayne to pay for the harm caused by his father. Batman has other ideas, but his investigation leads to him becoming the target of a deadly assassin. It's a deadly game of cat and mouse as Batman tries to stop Deadshot from killing former Arkham Asylum employees, while also trying to determine just who he is and why he's targeting them. Then, Batman goes up against the Black Spider--does he work for Deadshot or one of the new mystery figures making waves in the Gotham underworld? Written by Christos N. Gage (Spider-Verse, Civil War II) with art by Raffaele Ienco, Batman: Sins of the Father is great for fans of the game and the Dark Knight alike! Collects issues #1-6.