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Okay This might be my favorite volume so far.What s it about A lot of criminals have been getting killed in the city In order to pay a debt, Tracy Lawless has to find out why That s all I can say without giving spoilers Why it gets 5 stars The story is awesome This is one that I think fans of gritty crime books everywhere would love It is dark as hell but that s part of what makes it so good and gritty I also liked the view spoiler Catholic Priest giving young teens at least they looke Okay This might be my favorite volume so far.What s it about A lot of criminals have been getting killed in the city In order to pay a debt, Tracy Lawless has to find out why That s all I can say without giving spoilers Why it gets 5 stars The story is awesome This is one that I think fans of gritty crime books everywhere would love It is dark as hell but that s part of what makes it so good and gritty I also liked the view spoiler Catholic Priest giving young teens at least they looked around 12 15 with troubled pasts orders on who to kill That was very interesting hide spoiler Do I even need to tell you that Phillips did an amazing job with the art It s Phillips, he did an amazing job with the art.All of the characters are very interesting The action scenes are great and gritty as always This volume is pretty unpredictable and has quite a few twists The dialogue is well written.The narrative is a great example of fantastic storytelling in comics.There was one thing this comic did that I m sure has been in other comics, I know it s been in some TV shows, Brubaker does a remarkably good job here though having one scene end unfinished but the next scene begins with something that is very likely to be the thing that happens next in the previous scene I think that s an interesting method in storytelling if done right, Brubaker does it right.Overall This is a fantastic series I know I keep saying it but if you like crime stories and you haven t read this you are missing out big time This is essential reading for fans of both crime books and comic books Highly recommend this one 5 5 This next installment of Criminal picks up once again following Tracy Lawless, the brooding AWOL soldier that showed up in Center City with vengeance on his mind back in Volume 2, Lawless, and got himself in a bit of trouble He s still in trouble in this one, stuck under the thumb of the city s biggest crime lord The story is a bit less personal here for Tracy, but just as dark and grimy, and with great writing, exactly the way I like it and with everything I ve come to expect in the Criminal This next installment of Criminal picks up once again following Tracy Lawless, the brooding AWOL soldier that showed up in Center City with vengeance on his mind back in Volume 2, Lawless, and got himself in a bit of trouble He s still in trouble in this one, stuck under the thumb of the city s biggest crime lord The story is a bit less personal here for Tracy, but just as dark and grimy, and with great writing, exactly the way I like it and with everything I ve come to expect in the Criminal series Brubaker has yet to disappoint #READ EPUB º Criminal, Vol. 5: The Sinners ò From the acclaimed and award winning team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPSThe New York Times listed CRIMINAL as one of the best books of the year, and THE SINNERS is a perfect place to find out why TRACY LAWLESS returns to star in a tale of vigilante justice and twisted betrayal as the streets of his old home town start to box him in like never before Made Men are being killed all over the city, and since criminals don t go to the cops for help, only Tracy can solve these murders If he can survive long enough Featuring an introduction by best selling crime novelist Ian Rankin Ed Brubaker s hard boiled series has quickly earned my complete respect There s a lot of authors out there trying to write old school crime fiction these days, but I can t think of anyone writing novels who is coming up with gritty stories as good as these comics.Tracy Lawless returns as the main character for this one Previously, he d deserted the army to seek revenge for the death of his brother but circumstances have forced him into working as a thug for crime boss Sebastian Hyde When vari Ed Brubaker s hard boiled series has quickly earned my complete respect There s a lot of authors out there trying to write old school crime fiction these days, but I can t think of anyone writing novels who is coming up with gritty stories as good as these comics.Tracy Lawless returns as the main character for this one Previously, he d deserted the army to seek revenge for the death of his brother but circumstances have forced him into working as a thug for crime boss Sebastian Hyde When various mid level criminals begin showing up dead, Hyde worries that someone is making a push into his territory and orders Lawless to find the killer and stop him Lawless has other problems with a gung ho military officer on his trail to take him back to the army.As always with the Criminal series, what starts with a seemingly ordinary crime story veers off in wildly unexpected directions that still seem logical One of the other great things about Criminal is that while each volume has its own self contained story that can be enjoyed by itself, if you ve read them all, Brubaker has created an elaborate universe where every character has their own backstory There was an almost audible click when several elements from previous installments slide into place and provide a huge story pay off hereI can t say enough good things about this series Fans of good comics and or good crime stories should check it out Ed Brubaker can really craft a good crime noir tale The Sinners is an excellent example of this craft Tracy Lawless, on the run from the military after going AWOL, is trying to solve a mysterious set of assassins who are selectively taking out mob members People are starting to suspect Tracy of the hits Tracy also has a relationship with the wife of his boss None of this turns out well, but it does turn into a really good volume of crime fiction.The characters are believable and the story i Ed Brubaker can really craft a good crime noir tale The Sinners is an excellent example of this craft Tracy Lawless, on the run from the military after going AWOL, is trying to solve a mysterious set of assassins who are selectively taking out mob members People are starting to suspect Tracy of the hits Tracy also has a relationship with the wife of his boss None of this turns out well, but it does turn into a really good volume of crime fiction.The characters are believable and the story is well told I will not spoil it any, but the idea behind the hits is well done and it makes sense how it works in the theme of the story The ending is also quite just I enjoyed it The only downside is the art While it does work well within the boundaries of this story I wished it were better It s not bad but not to my tastes But this story is Highly recommended for any fan of crime noir fiction Forced into paying off his dead brother s debts, Tracy Lawless has been employed as a hitman for powerful crime boss, Sebastian Hyde For the past year, Tracy has been knocking off slimy folks deemed expendable by his maniacal master However, there s been some issues with Tracy s efficiency Regardless of his orders, Tracy has to make sure that his target is truly deserving of death, which as you can imagine, does not lend itself to an employer with little to no patience.The only thing keeping Forced into paying off his dead brother s debts, Tracy Lawless has been employed as a hitman for powerful crime boss, Sebastian Hyde For the past year, Tracy has been knocking off slimy folks deemed expendable by his maniacal master However, there s been some issues with Tracy s efficiency Regardless of his orders, Tracy has to make sure that his target is truly deserving of death, which as you can imagine, does not lend itself to an employer with little to no patience.The only thing keeping Tracy on the job is just how good he is, so rather than throw away an asset like Tracy, Hyde gives him another job Several high ranking members of the crime community are being knocked off The problem These folks should be considered untouchable and seeing as Hyde hasn t been authorizing these hits Hyde wants to know who s behind them.Adding fuel to the fire, Tracy has been sleeping with Hyde s wife for months, somehow managing to keep the affair away from prying eyes Not only that, but Tracy went M.I.A from the US Military when he got tangled up in this mess and a rather driven military inspector is on the lookout for him, hoping to return Tracy to active duty.What The Sinners lacks in steamy scenes, it excels in in the unsettling violence category Tracy Lawless appeared in an earlier volume of the series and Brubaker brings him back to close out his story with enough misdirection to throw the reader off the map While it isn t quite as strong as the volume that follows it, it s still an excellent piece of work.While I suppose Frank Miller paved the way for modern noir with his Sin City series, I would go so far as to say Brubaker and Phillips have perfected the genre Detective stories, given that they are effectively written leave you always at the edge of your seat, silently helping the protagonist in figuring out the answer to the puzzle as stakes become higher and higher Sinmers does that It is an effective piece of sleuthing escapades coupled with an increasing pile of dead bodies.This volume of Criminals is surprisingly unpredictable, given that the previous one are The reveal which by the way was revealed to the reader way before our man Tracy Lawl Detective stories, given that they are effectively written leave you always at the edge of your seat, silently helping the protagonist in figuring out the answer to the puzzle as stakes become higher and higher Sinmers does that It is an effective piece of sleuthing escapades coupled with an increasing pile of dead bodies.This volume of Criminals is surprisingly unpredictable, given that the previous one are The reveal which by the way was revealed to the reader way before our man Tracy Lawless figures it out is a shock It was sick and mad and definitely not the one I have thought of That is a job well done for Ed Brubaker.There s one strong message Sinners is giving Crime is a cycle Yes, you can cleanse the streets and kill the head, but someone will take over It cannot be beaten but it can be restarted with a clean slate.After reading five volumes of Criminal, I can say that the investment I gave to it was well worth it Tracy Lawless returns for this fifth volume in the critically acclaimed series Criminal , to find he s lost the nerve for killing he once had and that he s investigating a slew of gangland killings by an untraceable killer He s also gotten involved with his boss s wife and a military officer is out to bring him back to the Army Ed Brubaker pens another fantastic crime comic book filled with mystery, double crossing, and murders galore The book is a joy to read as the perspectives shift from Tracy Lawless returns for this fifth volume in the critically acclaimed series Criminal , to find he s lost the nerve for killing he once had and that he s investigating a slew of gangland killings by an untraceable killer He s also gotten involved with his boss s wife and a military officer is out to bring him back to the Army Ed Brubaker pens another fantastic crime comic book filled with mystery, double crossing, and murders galore The book is a joy to read as the perspectives shift from Lawless to the killer and back again seamlessly There is a strong moral question at the heart of this book in the urban areas where the police have given up, is it right for concerned citizens to make things better for their families by picking up the slack Lawless also questions the morality of what he does and finds himself weighing up peoples lives before pulling the trigger There s also a great cameo by a famous author in both name and appearance who dies quite horribly, something I m sure he would approve of given the nature of his own work Sean Phillips continues to do his best work with this series I love his work in everything he does but Criminal seems to be the place where he really flourishes The end papers include all of the painted covers and some are so devastatingly gorgeous I wish they were posters I could buy If you love crime and noir comics then this is a must read Ed Brubaker is a hell of a comic book writer and this series has to be his masterwork Excellent book, excellent series, Brubaker and Phillips are batting 5 for 5 We return in volume five to Tracy Lawless, Iraqi vet who had gone to Iraq to escape the criminal life in which his father had early trained him to succeed He left his brother Ricky behind, unable to escape it when Ricky was found let dead in an alley, Tracy went AWOL from Iraq to discover his brother s killer Tracy finds that Sebastian Hyde is going to make him repay some old debts by having him work back in the life he had tried to escape, the dirty details of which get shared smeared on We return in volume five to Tracy Lawless, Iraqi vet who had gone to Iraq to escape the criminal life in which his father had early trained him to succeed He left his brother Ricky behind, unable to escape it when Ricky was found let dead in an alley, Tracy went AWOL from Iraq to discover his brother s killer Tracy finds that Sebastian Hyde is going to make him repay some old debts by having him work back in the life he had tried to escape, the dirty details of which get shared smeared on us, as in blood in Criminal Volume 2 Lawless.Volume 5 continues that story, with gangland killings Tracy is required to investigate for Hyde Crooked cops, Chinatown gangs, Hyde s gang and his daughter and wife , priests and altar boys, citizen vigilante justice, anguish and suffering all around in this sad tale that also features a killer with tenderness and ethical standards Just excellent crime comics An exploartion of just who the real sinners are, but hint There are no saints in Brubaker s deliciously dark tale.P.S I promised Jenna I would try to write some reviews with the challenge of making them connect to the music of Joni Mitchell Here ya go especially people who like Jonithan crime comics Joni Mitchell s Raised on Robbery You like comics AND Joni Here s Joni s Song for Sharon, one of my favorite Joni songs ever, illustrated with a comic by Nathaniel Barlam Volume 2 was one of my favorite storylines in Criminal Guess what Lawless was the reason Guess who s back LAWLESS MOFOS Hell yeah So this storyline picks up where people, ones who aren t supposed to, are getting picked off one by one I mean shot in the back of the head, tricked and beaten to death, just some horrible ass deaths However, it s against people who deserve it Do we have a little bit of a hero on the streets Lawless is sent to find out what the fuck is happening When you div Volume 2 was one of my favorite storylines in Criminal Guess what Lawless was the reason Guess who s back LAWLESS MOFOS Hell yeah So this storyline picks up where people, ones who aren t supposed to, are getting picked off one by one I mean shot in the back of the head, tricked and beaten to death, just some horrible ass deaths However, it s against people who deserve it Do we have a little bit of a hero on the streets Lawless is sent to find out what the fuck is happening When you dive deep into the mystery it gets really really screwed up Good The biggest pro to this volume is Lawless He s such a badass without trying to be I also loved the mystery feel here and by the end there was no happiness Rarely ever is for Brubaker but this was def hard to see unfold at points How insane was the very last trick too the mob boss huh Damn so good Bad If you re looking for happiness you won t find it here Can that be a negative Eh fuck it This is as good as volume 4 but for different reasons This is a slow burn, mystery, that ends up being terribly sad and hits the emotions we all want it to I m going to give this volume another kickass 5 star rating cause it s that good I 3 you Ed