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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.

Around the Tubes

We’re about recovered from San Diego Comic-Con and still have a lot of coverage to come! While you await that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

Deadline – ‘Daybreak’: Netflix Orders Apocalypse Dramedy Series Based On Graphic Novel From Aron Eli Coleite & Brad Peyton – Interesting. Anything not optioned?

CBR – X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants Both Confirmed for 2019 by IMAX – Since there’s some doubts about this.

Newsarama – Rick Remender’s ‘The Last Days of American Crime’ Coming to Netflix – This was a great comic but again, anything not being worked on?

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

Review and Win with Radical

Official Press Release

REVIEW AND WIN WITH RADICAL

Sept 22nd, 2010, Los Angeles, CA – If you’re a Facebook fan of Radical Publishing, you could easily win free signed comics from both Rick Remender and Clint Langley. All you have to do is read and post a review on Radical Publishing’s Facebook Fan page for DRIVER FOR THE DEAD #2, on sale September 29th. The reviewer with the greatest number of both “likes” and “comments” will win:

–       One copy of THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME #1 signed by Rick Remender

–       One copy of HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH #1 signed by Clint Langley

Created and written by John Heffernan with illustrations from Leonardo Manco, DRIVER FOR THE DEAD has already received overwhelming praise since the first issue hit the stands.

“If you’re looking for a fun ride, look no further. DRIVER FOR THE DEAD #1 literally puts the pedal to the metal, plows through anyone (or anything) in its way and never looks back.” – Fangoria

“… Writing and visuals that are virtually cinematic in caliber and scope.” – Philadelphia Daily News

“Hang onto your seats because DRIVER FOR THE DEAD promises to take you on a helluva ride.” – Buzz Focus

“… A fun story and kick-ass art. Simply put, it’s one cool comic.” – Player Affinity

Each Facebook account is limited to one review and the deadline for reviews is 12:00 A.M. PST on October 5th. Contact your local comic book retailer to reserve your copy of Driver for the Dead #2 and inspire your network of friends to help you win.

About Radical Publishing

Radical Publishing is founded by Barry Levine (producer for Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula, Shrapnel, Abattoir, Oblivion, The Last Days of American Crime, Legends, Damaged, Earp: Saints for Sinners and executive producer for the in-development Rex Mundi movie for Warner Bros., written by Jim Uhls and starring Johnny Depp) and entrepreneur Jesse Berger (executive producer for Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula, Shrapnel, Abattoir, Oblivion, The Last Days of American Crime, Legends, Damaged and Earp: Saints for Sinners).

For their quality and excellence in 2008, Radical Publishing was granted the Gem Award for “Best New Publisher of the Year” from Diamond Comic Distributors. Radical brings the best writing, storytelling, and fully painted cover and interior art to the global comic book market and currently has production deals with Spyglass Entertainment and Peter Berg’s Film 44 for Hercules, with Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil for Caliber, New Regency and Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions for Freedom Formula, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment for Legends, Dreamworks, Sam Raimi’s Star Road Entertainment and Mandeville Films for Earp: Saints for Sinners as well as Walt Disney Pictures for Oblivion. For more information, visit www.radicalpublishing.com.

Review – The Last Days of American Crime #3


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Last Days #3 Cover A MaleevWritten by Rick Remender with art by Greg Tocchini, The Last Days of American Crime #3 is the finale to Radical Publishing’s amazing “end as we know it” noir(ish) crime heist comic book.  The third issue absolutely pays off and taken as a whole, these three issues together are a fantastic read.

The heist of the century is finally here. With his team together, his scheme in place and the score set, Graham, at long last, is ready to pull off the last and greatest crime in the history of the United States. But even if the plan goes off without a single hitch, what can he do when the American Government decides to activate their anti-crime broadcast during the job. Will the last day of American crime end with Graham and his team as millionaires, or will they spend the rest of eternity wondering where they went wrong?

The stunning conclusion to the critically acclaimed miniseries written by Rick Remender (Punisher, Fear Agent) with art by Greg Tocchini.

It’s the final hours before a signal makes it impossible to break the law.  There’s a count down element plus some twists that come into play at the end.  Everything you’d expect from a good noir story is there.  A femme fatale, hard nosed criminal, twists and turns and crazy heist.

This one issue is really good, but all three together are fantastic and a great read.  Definitely pick them all up when they come at as a trade if you haven’t yet, but definitely finish off the series when this issue is released this week.

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Preview – The Last Days Of American Crime #3 (3 of 3)

Official Press Release

THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME #3 (3 of 3)

Creator and Writer RICK REMENDER
Artist GREG TOCCHINI
Letterer RUS WOOTON
Cover A: Alex Maleev
Cover B: Greg Tocchini

Mature Readers
Price: $4.99
Page Count: 56
Format: Full Color

The heist of the century is finally here. With his team together, his scheme in place and the score set, Graham, at long last, is ready to pull off the last and greatest crime in the history of the United States. But even if the plan goes off without a single hitch, what can he do when the American Government decides to activate their anti-crime broadcast during the job. Will the last day of American crime end with Graham and his team as millionaires, or will they spend the rest of eternity wondering where they went wrong?

The stunning conclusion to the critically acclaimed miniseries written by Rick Remender (Punisher, Fear Agent) with art by Greg Tocchini.

Last Days #3 Cover A MaleevLast Days #3 Cover B Tocchini

Radical Publishing at San Diego Comic-Con 2010

Official Press Release

The 2010 Radical Publishing
Comic-Con Signing Schedule

The below takes place at the Radical Booth #3735!

Thursday, July 22nd
10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Rick Remender (The Last Days of American Crime)
Arvid Nelson (Oblivion)

12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Jimmy Palmiotti (Time Bomb)
David Hine (Ryder on the Storm, FVZA)
Nick Percival (Legends)

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Radical Publishing Panel
(Click here for panel details)

5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Special EARP: SAINTS FOR SINNERS signing
Creator, co-writer Matt Cirulnick
Co-writer M. Zachary Sherman
Artist Kyushik Shin

Friday, July 23rd
11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Jimmy Palmiotti (Time Bomb)
David Hine (Ryder on the Storm, FVZA)
Arvid Nelson (Oblivion)

3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Rick Remender (The Last Days of American Crime)
Keith Arem (Call of Duty series, Radical’s upcoming Exile)
Jimmy Palmiotti (Time Bomb)
Paul Gulacy (Time Bomb)

Saturday, July 24th
11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Special AFTER DARK signing
Co-creator Antoine Fuqua
(Director of Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest)
Co-creator Wesley Snipes (Blade)1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Special OBLIVION signing
Creator Joseph Kosinski (Director of Tron: Legacy)
Writer Arvid Nelson

3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Special THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME, DAMAGED and PATRIOTS signings
Sam Worthington
(Avatar, Patriots)
Creator and Writer Rick Remender
(The Last Days of American Crime)
Creators Michael Schwarz and
John Schwarz (Damaged)

Sunday, July 25th
11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
David Hine (Ryder on the Storm, FVZA)
Nick Percival (Legends)
Jimmy Palmiotti (Time Bomb)
Paul Gulacy (Time Bomb)

Artist Portfolio Reviews
Radical Publishing Art Director,
Jeremy Berger will be reviewing artist
portfolios in the Portfolio Review Room located inside the Sales Pavilion everyday from
10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

* All guests subject to availability