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Get a New Look at The Last Days of American Crime

The Last Days of American Crime is a brand new comic adaptation coming to Netflix On June 5 and we have a new look. The film is based on the comic series published by Radical Publishing and created by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini.

As a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. Graham Bricke (Édgar Ramírez), a career criminal who was never able to hit the big score, teams up with famous gangster progeny Kevin Cash (Michael Pitt), and black market hacker Shelby Dupree (Anna Brewster), to commit the heist of the century and the last crime in American history before the signal goes off.

Netflix Reveals Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini’s The Last Days of American Crime

There’s been rumors of the comic series The Last Days of American Crime coming to film for some time and it looks like it’s finally happening at Netflix. The Last Days of American Crime was a comic series published by Radical Publishing and created by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini.

As a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. Graham Bricke (Édgar Ramírez), a career criminal who was never able to hit the big score, teams up with famous gangster progeny Kevin Cash (Michael Pitt), and black market hacker Shelby Dupree (Anna Brewster), to commit the heist of the century and the last crime in American history before the signal goes off.

The comic series was amazing and it’s exciting we finally get to see a live-action version. The Last Days of American Crime comes to Netflix on June 5.

Review: Low #16

IMG_0496*MINOR SPOILERS BELOW*

The story of Low #16 is a flashback. We go back to the past to set up the future. I will admit I was confused when I began the issue. The story focuses on Marik, his mother Stel, his friend Zem, and IO, a character that was new, or at least I did not remember them during this arc. In the last issue, we saw Stel and Zem together and it ended on a massive cliffhanger. So anyone looking for answers to what happened, won’t get them here. When you finish this issue, you can see it is obviously a setup issue for things to come, but when I was reading it, that was not apparent. Now set up issues aren’t bad things, this just didn’t move the story along at all, but I trust writer Rick Remender, and if he felt this was a necessary issue, I will be patient.

The only thing trying that patience is that the series left us (as it often does), with a massive cliffhanger as I mentioned earlier. After we had a break for the trade to be released, I had hoped we would return where we had left off, but again, I will be patient. I promise. Okay, so being patient is hard and I just want to know what happened to Stel, Zem, Tajo, and Della! I will say though that the introduction of IO seems like it will be a huge payoff as we see some earlier events from another perspective, and the reveal of who or what IO really is was pretty cool. This kind of reveal could have a major impact on the series as a whole, and again, we are dealing with a master storyteller in Remender.

The art by Greg Tocchini is fantastic as always. We get to see underwater arena fights with massive sharks, and other beasts as our heroes fight to survive. Again, this is from an earlier arc, but that was an awesome and action-filled arc, so it was good to see this revisited in this fashion. The original art style is refreshing and draws your eyes to each page. Some of the full page spreads are breathtaking and beautiful, yet jaw-dropping and violent. The colors are vibrant and flow from yellow to green to blue to purple to red in some great scenes. This is a book primarily taking place underwater, or at least away from sun light, and the art showcases that, while still giving us some deep and bright colors.

I am positive once the next few issues hit, we will know more about why this narrative choice was made, and what IO means to the overall story. Remender says this right off the bat in the letters section. But for the time being, it was nice to see a character from the stories past, and from another perspective. If you have been reading Low, this is a great issue, but remember, you aren’t getting any answers from where we were left from issue #15, and that is okay. If you are not reading Low, you should give it a whirl. Like most Remender stories, it’s original, refreshing, action packed, and moves at a breakneck speed. No other writer gives the industry more twists and turns, and I suspect some more major ones coming very soon.

Story: Rick Remender Art: Greg Tocchini
Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Image provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Bestselling Seven to Eternity Rushes Back to Print

Image Comics has announced that Seven to Eternity #2 and #3 of the bestselling series written by Rick Remender, drawn by Jerome Opeña, and colored by Matt HollingsworthSeven to Eternity—has gone back to print again in order to keep up with ongoing growth in customer demand.

In Seven to Eternity readers meet The God of Whispers—a dark tyrant who has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal. The God of Whispers’ spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires.

Seven to Eternity #2, 3rd printing and Seven to Eternity #3, 2nd printing, Seven to Eternity #4 Cover A by Opeña and Hollingsworth, Seven to Eternity #4 Cover B by Greg Tocchini will be available on Wednesday, December 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 5th.

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Early Preview: Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6

Written by: Brian Azzarello, Frank Miller
Art by: Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert
Cover by: Andy Kubert
Variant cover by: Greg Tocchini, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Klaus Janson, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Klaus Janson, Frank Miller

Is Gotham City ready for a new Batgirl?!

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Review: The Last Days of American Crime

LastDaysofAmericanCrimeHC_CoverWith one week until the end of all crime in the United States, can the last heist in American history be pulled off? The Last Days of American Crime is set in the not-too-distant future and as a final response to terrorism and crime, the US government plans in secret to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. To keep this from the public, the government creates a distraction, installing a new currency system using digital charge cards.

Enter: Graham Bricke. A career criminal never quite able to hit the big score, Graham intends to steal one of the charging stations, skip the country, and live off unlimited funds for the rest of his life. But the media has leaked news of the anti-crime signal one week before it was to go live, and now Graham and his team have just a few days to turn the crime of the century into the last crime in American history.

The first collaboration between Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini — The Last Days of American Crime has returned to print, this time under the Image Comics umbrella. The comic series was first published in three issues by Radical Publishing back in 2010, and the comic has not last anything in the five years since its release. In fact it’s story of a government cracking down on crime, and the Orwellian setting feels only more appropriate.

It’s a fantastic blending of a traditional heist story with tension of American politics playing in the background.

Remender has it all when it comes to a crime/noir comic but at no point does it go over the top. Take all of it with an interesting setting a country where it’s about to become impossible to do bad and you’ve get a sense of foreboding along with the crazy twists and turns. The end has some many you’ll neck will hurt from it all. I really like Tocchini’s art. It fits the setting perfect and is really solid. The use of angles and colors set the mood perfect.

There’s so much this series reminds me of, but at the same time, I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. The story is fantastic, the art great to look at, overall top notch. The two elements together create a fantastic read and a comic that’s fantastic to see back in print. There’s so many extras too, it sort of worth the five year wait. This is classic Remender, and if you’re a fan you should check it out, and if you’re a newcomer to Tocchini’s art, then you should check out this earlier work as well.

I loved these comics when they were first released, I love them now. Here’s hoping we see some of the other comics from Radical released under other publishers, but at least we get this solid one to enjoy. An absolute buy.

Story: Rick Remender Art: Greg Tocchini
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

The Last Days of American Crime hits stores

The critically-acclaimed, smutty, sci-fi noir—the first collaboration between Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini — The Last Days of American Crime returns to print. The remastered edition will be available in an oversized, hardcover format this August.

With one week until the end of all crime in the United States, can the last heist in American history be pulled off? The Last Days of American Crime is set in the not-too-distant future and as a final response to terrorism and crime, the US government plans in secret to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. To keep this from the public, the government creates a distraction, installing a new currency system using digital charge cards.

Enter: Graham Bricke. A career criminal never quite able to hit the big score, Graham intends to steal one of the charging stations, skip the country, and live off unlimited funds for the rest of his life. But the media has leaked news of the anti-crime signal one week before it was to go live, and now Graham and his team have just a few days to turn the crime of the century into the last crime in American history.

The Last Days of American Crime (ISBN: 978-1-63215-431-6) hits comic book stores on August 19th and bookstores on September 1st, and will be available for $24.99.

THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME

Preview: Low #7

Low #7

Story By: Rick Remender
Art By: Greg Tocchini
Cover By: Rafael Albuquerque
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR150539
Published: June 17, 2015

The hit aquatic sci-fi series returns, to cast a pale light on the icy spires of the Second City, a frozen dystopia at the bottom of the ocean, where hoping for a better tomorrow is a crime punishable by death.

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Preview: Low #6

Low #6

Story By: Rick Remender
Art By: Greg Tocchini
Cover By: Greg Tocchini
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: OCT140749
Published: February 25, 2015

Tortured and humiliated at the hands of Roln, Pirate Lord of the Third City, Stel Caine has but a single chance to save what remains of her family and escape. How high is too high a price for tomorrow? Concluding the first arc of LOW, the seminal sci-fi epic from the minds of RICK REMENDER and GREG TOCCHINI.

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Preview: Low #5

Low #5

Story By: Rick Remender
Art By: Greg Tocchini
Cover By: Greg Tocchini
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: SEP140731
Published: December 3, 2014

Stel infiltrates the Third City, ruled by the charismatically insane Pirate King Roln, only to find that Roln holds two things very dear to her: her late husband’s Helm suit…as well as the means to pilot it. Don’t miss the chilling conclusion of the first arc of RICK REMENDER & GREG TOCCHINI’s LOW.

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