You feel like you know these people by the end of the story.
This book exceeded my high expectations and is very strongly recommended for both regular fans of comics/graphic novels as well as a much wider audience.
Also, Sean Philips pencils and Val Staples colors perfectly set the mood and enhance the story.
I used to read comics when I was a kid, but my interest waned as I grew tired of the same old hero's and villains' antics... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Had To Do It
This is a straightforward crime story, done in comic book form. I prefer the other Brubaker/Philips projects that I've delved into, "Sleeper" and "Incognito", because they add new... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Scott McFarland
CRIMINAL, VOL. 1: COWARD by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is the story of Leo, a pickpocket and heist-planner. Leo's success is the product of his rules. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Eric Christensen
I am more of a fan of realistic crime fiction than I am of graphic novels; in fact it has been several years since I have read a graphic novel. Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by GBarth
Well it turns out that in comics it's a small world. When I read my copy of "Batman: The Man who Laughs (I knew I liked it more than other Batman books for some reason, that was a... Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by Scott Fobes
I just started reading Brubaker's FATALE. So I wanted to go back and read some of his earlier work. Coward is a great read. Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by Redhood
the "Criminal" series, written by the great Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Sean Phillips is nothing short of a masterpiece in the crime noir genre. Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by beremy
Name: Criminal Vol. 1: Coward
Writers: Ed Brubaker
Artists: Sean Phillips (pencils, inks), Val Staples (colors)
Collects: Criminal... Read more
The first book in writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips' noir series "Criminal" gets off to a blistering start with the excellent "Coward". Read morePublished on April 2, 2011 by Sam Quixote