‘Criminal’ & ‘Bad Weekend’: Ed Brubaker Adds To Killer Body Of Work

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Exclusive Preview: Superheroes tend to get most of the attention in the comic book industry (maybe it’s all those bright red capes), but for 13 years now writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips have been the prolific vanguards of noir storytelling while producing a truly killer stack of bestselling crime comics, including Criminal, Fatale, Kill or Be Killed and The Fade Out.

Brubaker & Phillips make a return to the scene of their earliest crime together with issue No. 5 of their new monthly Criminal series for Image Comics. The issue hits stores this week with the story called “The Night of the Hunter,” and we have an exclusive excerpt below. The Night of the Hunter kicks off the Criminal: Cruel Summer story arc, which will be the longest in the brand’s illustrious history, which dates back to October 2006.

Instead of chronicling a central, linear story, Criminal has more of a mosaic approach.
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