Criminal, Vol. 1: Coward
From Harvey Award-Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker, and Scream Award-Winning Best Artist Sean Phillips comes the first collection of Criminal, one of the best reviewed comics of 2006. Coward is the story of Leo, a professional pickpocket who is also a legendary heist-planner and thief. But there's... show more
From Harvey Award-Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker, and Scream Award-Winning Best Artist Sean Phillips comes the first collection of Criminal, one of the best reviewed comics of 2006. Coward is the story of Leo, a professional pickpocket who is also a legendary heist-planner and thief. But there's a catch with Leo, he won't work any job that he doesn't call all the shots on, he won't allow guns, and the minute things turn south, he's looking for any exit that won't land him in prison. But when he's lured into a risky heist, all his rules go out the window, and he ends up on the run from the cops and the bad men who double-crossed him. Now Leo must come face-to-face with the violence he's kept bottled up inside for 20 years, and nothing will ever be the same for him again. Collects Criminal #1-5.
Publish date: May 9th 2007
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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Series: Criminal (#1)
A heist tale of a plan gone wrong, featuring a motley collecting of criminals and crooked cops featuring a master thief who lives by a rigid code which causes people to dislike him. Often times my praise of graphic novels is partly for their inventiveness in storytelling, or graphic design. To be ho...
There is a villan in this graphic novel named Roy L. T.. I mean seriously, that's awesome. Leo is a career criminal - Hell, it runs in his family! The son of one of the best pick-pockets in Philly, Leo has evolved the family business into a much larger, more ambitious livelihood. While he hasn't...
Our hero, Leo, is not a hero, and that's the point. He's not a hero because he's a crook. He's not a hero because he'll choose to save his own skin over honor, money, and friendship. But he's also good at what he does, which is plan heists. His troubles begin when he breaks his rules (no guns, no co...
I was a bit disappointed with this one, and I can't even say exactly why. Maybe because I read Fell not so long ago and deemed it a masterpiece in gritty comic noir. I may have drawn an unfortunate comparison.On the surface, this is a great comic. Career criminal bites off more than he can chew, is ...