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Brubaker & Phillips’ Award-Winning CRIMINAL Returns In June

March 29th, 2011 Comments off

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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Marvel Noise Episode 146

March 28th, 2011 Comments off

We have some Pat, some Smash Tales, and some Tom Morris sitting in the Bunker with Steve where they talk about Thor. Plus, our host rambles on about She-Hulks.

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June, 2011 Solicitations

March 22nd, 2011 Comments off

Courtesy of Marvel, listed below are the advance solicitations for June, 2011.

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Marvel Noise Episode 145

March 14th, 2011 Comments off

Smash Tales! And Dave K. sits in with Steve!

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Marvel Noise Previews Episode 1

March 8th, 2011 Comments off

Spinning out of the recent point one episode, Steve and Kevin are back for the first time in this, the first official Marvel Noise Previews episode. This time, they’re going over the items in the March catalog for items shipping in May.

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