10 December 2014


I read Criminal: Coward and Criminal: Lawless by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips which together collect the first 10 issues of the comic Criminal.  It is a really fabulous series.  Very noir, more of a straightforward, less splashy Sin City.  Very good, a 6.

I also read Fatale: Death Chases Me by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.  This one was also noir but it also was a little...weird.  Without giving anything away, I'd say there were some horror elements that I hadn't expected that sent the story off in a different direction.  Fine but I don't think I'll continue.  a 4.

I also caught up on American Vampire by reading volumes 4 and 5 by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque.  We get a LOT of Skinner Sweet and learn about Dracula, who is like the worst of the worst and incredibly powerful.  I liked volume 4 better than 5 I think and I've got 6 on the way to me at the library.  a 5 for each. 

I've found I REALLY enjoy comic series that have the same author/illustrator throughout.  The stories often seem more coherent.  You don't have to figure out which character is which when the artist changes.   

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