Wednesday, December 02, 2009

CBR Review: Criminal: The Sinners #2

I recently reviewed Criminal: The Sinners #2 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "The combination of Phillips and Staples makes this book a visual treat. Every panel is considered and planned and is methodical in its choices. It is both realistic and unbound by realism, willing to forego it if the mood of a scene demands it or if, honestly, it’s simply better. The visuals reflect an understanding that the sort of stories Criminal tells is about mood and feeling as much as they’re about accuracy or reality. Emotions are heightened through the visuals, ‘naturalistic acting’ used only when it works, and, as a result, it is a gorgeous comic that is also one of the best from a technical perspective."

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