Feelin' like a Criminal
Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
As sure as every Visa starts with the #4, and every Mastercard with #5, we can count on great crime fiction from Ed Brubaker. As a big fan of Sleeper, I have been awaiting Criminal 1 to arrive. [Previous post on Sleeper. It's cool that I have been comic blogging long enough now to see series start and end]. We've seen Ed Brubaker's star rise as he revitalized Captain America and Daredevil, and his roots doing Dark Horse, Alternative Comics, more.
Scared to die in prison, like his father, Leo is a criminal but a very careful one. A criminal who doesn't like violence and chooses to avoid it? Not usually the lead in a series.
"What seperates a professional from a punk/pimp/gangsta/lowerider with a gun. Those idiots are cannon-fodder for the system."
One big score, a dicey diamond job, a woman at his door-- Leo asks "and what diamonds are every easy picking" as he gets in deeper.