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Criminal, Vol. 1: Coward - Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips I was a bit disappointed with this one, and I can't even say exactly why. Maybe because I read Fell not so long ago and deemed it a masterpiece in gritty comic noir. I may have drawn an unfortunate comparison.

On the surface, this is a great comic. Career criminal bites off more than he can chew, is betrayed, falls for the femme fatal, and everything goes down the proverbial pretty damn fast. Excellent. The art is lovely, the story-telling is great... Not sure what's missing. The ending certainly didn't work for me, and when I put it down, my reaction could be summarised as "meh". Not bad, but not great, either.