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Criminal (2008 2nd Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Criminal (2008 2nd Series) 1

    Written by ED BRUBAKER Drawn by SEAN PHILLIPS That's right, the most acclaimed crime comic in the industry is giving readers and retailers a second chance to get onboard as we relaunch with a new format, featuring more pages, longer main stories, and an expanded magazine section! 'Second Chance in Hell' begins the first of three standalone issues, this one focusing on Gnarly the bartender and telling the story of the last days of his life as a boxer and revealing how the Undertow bar came into his hands. It's a hard-hitting period piece, set in the grimy early 70s, where crime, seduction, and betrayal go hand-in-hand. And on top of this longer-than-usual length main story, CRIMINAL now features an expanded back pages section as well - with articles by Brubaker and other top crime writers, from novelists to screenwriters to comic writers. These noir articles have become a popular piece of the CRIMINAL package, and are something that can only be found in the comics, not in any collections. So please take this SECOND CHANCE IN HELL to find out what everyone's been talking about! Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #2
    Criminal (2008 2nd Series) 2

    It's the second of three standalone stories as CRIMINAL's new expanded format keeps the hits coming! In previous arcs of Criminal we've met the man who killed him, and we met his only surviving son... Now meet Teeg Lawless, thief, murderer, and all around bad mother#@$%er. Fresh from two tours in Vietnam, Teeg arrives home in 1972 carrying the baggage of war: a drug habit, and an unpaid debt to a local mob boss that's now long overdue. 'Before the Living End' tells how he goes about finding a way out of his problems and back into the life of crime. And on top of this longer-than-usual length main story, CRIMINAL now features an expanded back-pages section as well - with articles by Brubaker and other top crime writers, from novelists to screenwriters to comic writers. These noir articles have become a popular piece of the CRIMINAL package, and are something that can only be found in the comics, not in any collections. So don't miss out on this second standalone issue of the most acclaimed crime comic on the stands! Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #3
    Criminal (2008 2nd Series) 3

    It's the final of three interlinking standalone stories, in Criminal's new expanded format! 'Female of the Species' is the final piece to the noir puzzle of these three stories of crime and murder in the early 1970s. Told from the sympathetic POV of a Femme Fatale on her path to one final score and the revenge she's been waiting years to get. A heartbreaking look into the other side of a noir tradition. And on top of this longer-than-usual length main story, Criminal now features an expanded back-pages section as well - with articles by Brubaker and other top crime writers, from novelists to screenwriters to comic writers. These noir articles have become a popular piece of the Criminal package, and are something that can only be found in the comics, not in any collections. So don't miss out on this standalone issue of the most acclaimed crime comic on the stands! Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #4
    Criminal (2008 2nd Series) 4

    Bad Night: Part 1 of 4 - A woman in trouble, friends on the run from cops and mobsters, and a secret no one is prepared to face! All this and more await readers in the beginning of a hard-hitting new noir tale, as CRIMINAL's new expanded format keeps the hits coming! Five years ago, Jake was a happy family man, long-retired from the life of crime he grew up in, and then the police made him the prime suspect in a horrible crime and ripped his life apart. Now, years later, Jake is less than a shadow of his former self, a hopeless insomniac who walks the city streets at night. But one night, he walks into the wrong place at the right time, and his whole life changes again. For the better or the worse, is the question. And on top of this longer-than-usual length main story, CRIMINAL now features an expanded back-page section, as well - with articles by Brubaker and other top crime writers, from novelists to screenwriters to comic writers. These noir articles have become a popular piece of the CRIMINAL package, and are something that can only be found in the comics, not in the collections. So don't miss out on the start of a new story arc in the most acclaimed crime comic on the stands! 40pgs/Mature Content/No ads/$3.50 Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #5
    Criminal (2008 2nd Series) 5

    Bad Night: Part 2 of 4 - Written by ED BRUBAKER Art by SEAN PHILLIPS Nothing is what is seems when a woman on the run falls for a man running from his past! 'Bad Night,' Part 2 of 4, twists like a knife in your back, as CRIMINAL's new expanded format keeps the hits coming! Jacob K. is no stranger to trouble, or to the troubles that bring trouble with them. Still, his coincidental meeting with a beautiful woman in need of shelter is beginning to turn his life upside down, and he's starting to wonder if he even cares. And he's also wondering if there are really any coincidences in life. See what these bad nights will bring him, and if he'll get out alive. And on top of this longer-than-usual length main story, CRIMINAL now features an expanded back-pages section as well-with articles by Brubaker and other top crime writers, from novelists to screenwriters to comic writers. These noir articles have become a popular piece of the CRIMINAL package, and are somthing that can only be found in the comics, not in any collections. So don't miss out on the start of a new story arc in the most acclaimed crime comic on the stands! 40 PGS./Mature Content/No Ads ...$3.50 Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #6
    Criminal (2008 2nd Series) 6

    Bad Night: Part 3 of 4 - Written by ED BRUBAKER Art by SEAN PHILLIPS 'Bad Night.' Part 3 of 4 smashes your head into a brick wall, as CRIMINAL's new expanded format keeps the hits coming! Jacob K. has a special talent, and a dark secret. The beatiful girl who's got him on the run for his life only knows about one of them, and that may be her big mistake. See what these bad nights will bring Jacob, and if he'll get out alive. And on top of this longer-than-usual length main story, CRIMINAL now features an expanded back-pages section as well - with articles by Brubaker and other top crime writers, from novelists to screenwriters to comic writers. These noir articles can only be found in the CRIMINAL comics, not in any collections. 40PGs/Mature Content/No ads Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #7
    Criminal (2008 2nd Series) 7

    Bad Night: Part 4 of 4 - By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS AS THIS BAD NIGHT COMES TO ITS THUNDERING END!** The conclusion of 'Bad Night' spins a deadly web of lies and murder, as CRIMINAL's new expanded format keeps the hits coming! What's left of Jacob K.'s life has been ripped apart by a chance meeting on one bad night. But when all the things he's been running from come to the surface, we may just learn the Jacob himself is much more than what he seems. And on top of this longer-than-usual length main story, CRIMINAL now features an expanded back-pages section, as well - with articles by Brubaker and other top crime writers, from novelists to screenwriters to comic writers. These noir articles can only be found in the CRIMINAL comics, not in any collections. 40PGS/Mature Content/No Ads Cover price $3.50.