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Thumbnail: A Celebration of the Cars of Sean Phillips


'Thumbnail' is a new recurring feature on ComicsAlliance in which we invite our writers to reflect on comic book details that deserve a little extra attention, whether it's a favorite character, and artistic choice, or a striking page. For this installment, John Parker looks at Criminal artist Sean Phillips' unusual affinity for beautiful and realistically rendered cars.

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Ed Brubaker And Sean Phillips Bring ‘Criminal’ To Image


The powerhouse creative team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have been publishing all their recent work -- Fatale and The Fade Out, namely -- with Image Comics, so it seemed pretty clear that it'd only be a matter of time before what's arguably the duo's most recognizable creator-owned noir title, the hugely acclaimed and award-winning Criminal, currently published by Marvel's Icon imprint.

In January, the series will make the big move with a new one-shot, a magazine-sized bonus edition of that one-shot, and a trade paperback of the first Criminal mini-series, "Coward." Colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser will stay with the book at its new home.

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Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips Play With Familiar Tropes in ‘Fatale’ [Interview]


The authors of Criminal, Sleeper and Incognito, Sean Phillips and Ed Brubaker have crafted yet another must-read series in Fatale, published by Image Comics. It's a bestseller, sure, but more than that, it's a really good comic...

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Digital ComicsAlliance Spotlight on Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips: Everything You Need to Know


I have this theory that Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are the best writer/artist team presently working in the mainstream comics industry. They've been collaborating for over ten years now, and at this point they're a well-oiled machine...

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ComicsAlliance’s 11 Best Comics of 2011, #6-5


As 2011 draws to close, ComicsAlliance has assembled its annual list of the best comics and graphic novels of the year with the help of our editors, writers, and readers. Like any list, it is naturally subjective, but we've packed it chock full of eleven comics that have awed us, excited us, and entertained us over the last 12 months and books that we're passionate about recommending...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – December 7, 2011: Back to Defense


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

* Redheads
^ Absence of customary redheads

Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' new take on Superman's early social-activist days continues...

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Ed Brubaker to Write ‘Criminal’ Film Adaptation for Director David Slade


Variety broke the news Tuesday that Criminal, the hugely acclaimed noir comic book series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, is being developed as a motion picture. Brubaker himself is writing the screenplay, which is based on Criminal's inaugural storyline "Coward" about a brilliant and eccentrically non-violent thief who finds himself horribly double-crossed...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – August 10, 2011: Island Life


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

* Flashbacks
^ Dissolves
% Fades
¢ Cuts

Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos start "Spider-Island" in earnest, after months of leadup. I'm kind...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 1, 2011: Mickey, Frank and Rex


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

* Congress
^ Justice Dept.
% Bureau of the Interior
¢ Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

It's been a while since we've heard from Dave McKean in comics, and his new book is a not-very-plot-heavy thing involving a lot of large images and a lot of very stylized nudity and sex. Not...

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Brubaker & Phillips Channel Wertham in ‘Criminal: The Last of the Innocent’ [Preview]


Returning in June with a brand new story is Criminal, the endlessly acclaimed ICON Comics crime series created by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. While always an essential and hugely rewarding read, the series' next arc, "The Last of the Innocent," sounds like it may be the best yet...

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