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On The Cheap: Catch Up With ‘Criminal’, ‘The Fade Out’ And ‘Velvet’ As Part Of Image Comics’ Eisner Sale

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Yesterday saw the announcement of this year's Eisner Award nominees, and Image Comics came away from it with a huge portion of the nominations, highlighting comics such as Sexcastle, Bitch Planet and Southern Bastards. To celebrate, Image is putting on a huge digital sale that features all of its nominated titles, reduced in both their single issue format and collected editions.

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If You Love Watching ‘Gotham’, Read These Comics Next

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Gotham was certainly an interesting prospect when it was first announced, and many Batman fans were unsure whether a TV show about a rookie Jim Gordon and a child Bruce Wayne could work. Now we’re halfway through season 2, and the show continues to surprise with how weird and wonderful it can be, while providing interesting and unique takes on classic Batman tropes.

If watching Gotham has inspired you to try out some more noir crime comics, we have some suggestions. We're going to look beyond the obvious choices of Batman, Detective Comics, and the comic that most directly inspired Gotham, Gotham Central. Instead, we’ve picked out five of the best independent crime and detective books for you to check out

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They Work For The Machine: Ed Brubaker On ‘The Fade Out,’ Part Two

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Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have been making comics together for over fifteen years, and this week marks the end of their latest collaboration, alongside colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser. The Fade Out tells the story of the Golden Age of Hollywood and a murder that drags a pair of writers through some of the seediest criminal elements of the movie industry in 1948, and how far the film studios were willing to go to cover things up.

With the 12th and final issue now in stores, Brubaker has joined us for a two-part interview about the series. Today, in the second half, we talk about the relationships between Charlie and the rest of the cast, designs for the characters, and the upcoming Criminal one-shot with Sean Phillips that introduces the sensational character find of 2016.

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Thumbnail: A Celebration of the Cars of Sean Phillips

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'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

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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]

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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

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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

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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

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

KEY:
* Redheads
^ Absence of customary redheads

* ACTION COMICS #4
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

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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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