Tag Archives: Crime

The Hangman #1 (Archie/Dark Circle)

Rating: 3/5 – Predictable? Or Will It Take an Unexpected Turn? by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall The Hangman #1 is a really tough book to do a spoiler-free review of, but I’ll try my best.  At its core we have … Continue reading

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Dark Corridor #1 (Image)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Character Driven Crime Noir. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. If you like hard-edged crime stories that put you behind the scenes from the criminal’s POV, then Dark Corridor is definitely worth checking out.  Rich Tommaso writes and … Continue reading

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Black Hood #1 (Archie/Dark Circle)

Rating: 5/5 – Moody Noir Fiction Kicks Off Archie Comics Dark Circle Line. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Adam Alamo. The Black Hood is the first series that Archie Comics is relaunching as part of their Dark Circle Comics imprint, itself a … Continue reading

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The United States of Murder Inc. #6 (Marvel/Icon)

Rating: 4.5/5 – A Gripping Ending That Sets Up The Next Volume. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Adam Alamo It’s been five long months, but The United States of Murder Inc. finally returns for the final issue in its first volume. As … Continue reading

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Postal #1 (Image)

Rating: 4/5 – Don’t Even Think About Committing a Crime in a City of Criminals. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. Matt Hawkins has done some comics that really showcased him doing his research to give them a feeling of reality … Continue reading

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The Kitchen #1 (DC/Vertigo)

Rating: 4/5 – The Flip Side of Mob Crime Fiction. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. I’ve read a lot of comics and seen a lot of movies in the sub-genre of fiction focusing on organized crime.  It’s a pretty male-dominated … Continue reading

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The Fade Out #1 (Image)

CREDIT: Image Comics Rating: 5/5 – Moody Noir Fiction That Explores the Seedy Underbelly of 1940s Hollywood. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Adam Alamo. The Fade Out is the first series produced in a five-year deal with Image Comics by Ed Brubaker … Continue reading

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Stray Bullets: Killers #1 (Image)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Long awaited return of Lapham’s chilling exploration of crime. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. David Lapham brought us 40 issues of Stray Bullets, an edgy exploration of crime, criminals, and their lifestyle between 1995 and 2005, earning … Continue reading

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Dead Body Road #1 (Image)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Great start for a crime/revenge thriller. This latest offering from Justin Jordan (known for the wonderful Luther Strode books) is a straight out balls-to-the-wall crime/revenge thrilller.  Ably complemented by Matteo Scalera on art (recently seen on Rick … Continue reading

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Mythopolis #1 (Ardden)

Rating: 3/5 – Great start but may be hard to find this issue. The title is not a great indication of what you’re going to end up getting from the comic.  I was at first (without any other research) expecting … Continue reading

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