Television series have their 100th episode. Comic books has its ten-years run. Far as Criminal goes, heists and noir reaches an all-new storied acclaim. The Image Comics ongoing series from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips attains a plaudit achievement when their titular crime fiction publication marks into volume a 10th Anniversary Special, with the hallmark issue releasing into stores Spring of 2016.
Ed Brubaker, creative mind behind Image’s hit comic book Fatale as well as the Winter Soldier series adapted for MCU’s titular Captain America sequel, states he and Criminal co-creator Phillips (Hellblazer, The Fade Out) has a one-shot story arc occurring inside throwback years involving two fan-favorite characters.
“Teeg and Tracy Lawless are our most popular characters, so I knew this Anniversary Special had to showcase their early days,” said Brubaker. “A big part of Criminal is finding new ways into noir stories, and this time we get to see it all from the point of view of a 12-year-old kid forced to help his father, who is a career thief and murderer.”
Tenth in anniversary celebration causes this Criminal issue to launch a salient fan-fave standard. This issue will be a magazine-sized one-shot featuring Teeg and Tracy.
Image cites the ante-upped special has the bonus teaming with Harvey and Eisner won Brubaker and Phillips duo will include preeminent colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser. From Winter Soldier, Avengers vs Atlas to Fatale and Velvet, Breitweiser’s works have been a vivifying intensifier among pages and panels while partnering alongside well-known writers and artists. Criminal 10th Anniversary Special returns her teaming with Brubaker once again.
This Criminal‘s trifecta creative team heightens what Brubaker elucidates intertwining a retro comics story within the main throwback story arc. His script focuses upon the in-story read about comic book adventures of a kung fu characterized werewolf. A feat and original action-hero that will spotlight Phillips’s embellishing artwork into defining territory.
“Once again I get to try out a new style, after the cartooning of The Last Of The Innocent, and the sword and sorcery of last year’s Savage Sword of Criminal,” said Phillips. “This time I get to figure out how to draw a kung-fu werewolf without him looking too silly. Let’s hope I can pull it off! Even if I can’t, it’s great to be back in the Criminal universe again, it’s like we’ve never been away.”
The 10th Anniversary Criminal releases into stores April 13 this year.