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Preview: Criminal Special Edition

Criminal Special Edition

Story By: Ed Brubaker
Art By: Sean Phillips
Art By: Elizabeth Breitweiser
Cover By: Sean Phillips
Price: $4.99
Diamond ID: NOV140567
Published: February 25, 2015

CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE! To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return to their awardwinning title for the first time in years for a 48-page special sure to thrill their readers, old and new alike! It’s 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!


Brubaker and Phillips’ Criminal Heads to Image in January

In January, writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips signed a five year deal with Image Comics to not just release new comics, like their recent hit The Fade Out, but they’d also be bringing some of their back catalog along with them.

In the second issue of The Fade Out, which was released this week, Brubaker announced their plans for their multi-volume noir series Criminal.

Here’s what he had to say:


Criminal had previously been released by Marvel’s creator-owned imprint Icon, with a run from 2007 to 2011.

Yay, looks like we’ll be getting even more Criminal news soon! Hopefully it’ll be a new volume or two.

Check out the cover below.


comiXology Icon 3 Day Sale

Starting tonight, comiXology is have a three day sale for Icon books featuring some solid series that are quality.  You can get 20% off these Marvel Icon comics by Bendis, Brubaker, Fraction, Millar and more:

▪ Casanova
▪ Casanova: Avaritia
▪ Casanova: Gula
▪ Criminal Vol.1
▪ Criminal Vol.2
▪ Criminal: The Last of The innocent
▪ Criminal: The Sinners Vol.1
▪ Fortune & Glory
▪ Incognito
▪ Jinx
▪ Kick-Ass
▪ Powers
▪ Scarlet

The sale is on the webstore only, but that doesn’t mean you can’t read it all on your favorite device.  Using comiXology’s “buy once, read anywhere” feature, comiXology allows fans to buy their digital comics through the web and then read them on any device that has the Comics by comiXology app! Just stick with the same account you made the purchase with and the comics will sync right over no sweat!

Brubaker & Phillips’ Award-Winning Criminal Returns In June

Official Press Release

Brubaker & Phillips’ Award-Winning CRIMINAL Returns In June

The best-selling crime comic of the decade finally returns with Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #1, from the acclaimed team of writer Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Secret Avengers), artist Sean Phillips (Dark Tower) and colorist Val Staples.

What if your favorite children’s comic characters really grew up? Explore that dark question in the newest arc of the ICON series that has won Brubaker five “Best Writer” awards, and was recently named “Best Crime Comic” at the International Noir Fest in Lyon.

“With each new Criminal arc we try to do something different,” Brubaker explained. “This time we’re trying to make the ultimate crime comic, and what I mean by that is it’s a story that only works as a comic. Yes, it’s about sex and obsession and murder, but it’s also about nostalgia for the past and things lost, using tropes of old kids comics and 50s era crime comics, but putting our brutal Criminal spin over it all. It’s by far the most ambitious thing we’ve done.”

It’s also no accident that the title of this series is reminiscent of Dr. Wertham’s ‘Seduction of the Innocent’ — the book that led to the creation of the Comics Code and the end of the popularity of crime comics as a genre. “The history of crime comics is inextricably linked to Dr. Wertham’s book, so I decided to take the innocent days of youth and put them through all of Wertham’s worst fears,” said Brubaker.

This June, discover just why critics and fans alike can’t stop praising Criminal and check out the all-new Criminal: The Last of The Innocent #1 and take your first peek now, with a special two-page teaser!


Written by ED BRUBAKER

Art & Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS

Mature Content/No Ads…$3.50


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Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal and Incognito Go Digital!

Official Press Release

The Eisner-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have brought their acclaimed Criminal and Incognito series to your favorite mobile device! Criminal #1, Criminal #2, from the original series launch, and Incognito #1 are now available to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users through the Comixology, Iverse and Panefly applications, while PSP users can download directly to their device as of April 22nd!

“Getting the chance to reach a new audience with Criminal and Incognito is really amazing,” said writer Ed Brubaker, co-creator of Criminal and Incognito. “And having all these new platforms to do it on really does feel like we’re living in the future.”

Sean Phillips, artist and co-creator of Criminal and Incognito added, “Having Criminal available digitally to a whole new audience is great. Fans of crime fiction, who might’ve never come across our books, will be able to check them out.”

Discover today just why Incognito and Criminal redefined crime noir in comics! Download Criminal and Incognito via Comixology, Iverse and Panefly right now or on your PSP soon!

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