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Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

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Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby Punchy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:21 pm

Wow, just wow, that was awesome. I don’t know what more needs be said. This whole issue just had such a strong sense of impending doom, and was really dark and really sad. Riley Richards is a bad man, what he did to Freakout… fucked up. And of course, the last page, we’ve seen much worse stuff in Criminal, but this, as a first crime, as a crime that was planned so meticulously, it feels darker somehow. I continue to really love the flashback structure here, the way Phillips draws in the classic kid’s, it works so well. I also dug some of the more subtle hints and references to old comics, like the second-to-last panel being an homage to a famous EC Comics cover. I say it all the time, but this really is one of the best comics out there, you need to check it out.

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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:00 pm

They had it polybagged at the shoppe so I knew it would be good. :-D

This is the best Criminal arc to date, so far at least.

Do you think the icepick killer will turn out to be Felix's Dad or her Mom?

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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby Punchy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:32 pm

Asmodeus Jones wrote:They had it polybagged at the shoppe so I knew it would be good. :-D

This is the best Criminal arc to date, so far at least.

Do you think the icepick killer will turn out to be Felix's Dad or her Mom?


Do you mean the Serial Killer from the past? Because the killer at the end is Riley.

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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:38 pm

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Do you mean the Serial Killer from the past? Because the killer at the end is Riley.


Of course I do, he's just a copycat. The serial killer from the past will prove his undoing.

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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby Punchy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:17 pm

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Of course I do, he's just a copycat. The serial killer from the past will prove his undoing.


I hadn't given it too much thought.

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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby DeadFett » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:28 pm

Asmodeus Jones wrote:They had it polybagged at the shoppe so I knew it would be good. :-D

This is the best Criminal arc to date, so far at least.

Do you think the icepick killer will turn out to be Felix's Dad or her Mom?


I agree with this being the best arc so far. I really like how Philips changes his style for the flashback scenes.
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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby Chris » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:27 am

It's great, but I wouldn't say its the best arc yet.
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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby john lewis hawk » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:47 am

This definitely has the potential to be the best as it's been great so far. I have no idea how it's gonna turn out but it's going to be deliciously evil.

Also, my money is on the icepick killer being Felix's mom.

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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby Eli Katz » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:32 am

Asmodeus Jones wrote:They had it polybagged at the shoppe so I knew it would be good. :-D

This is the best Criminal arc to date, so far at least.

Do you think the icepick killer will turn out to be Felix's Dad or her Mom?

Yeah, I definitely think it will be a relative, and that that will definitely haunt him in some way.

This is a great issue, and a strong arc. I'll have to see how this ends, and reread a few favorite arcs, to determine whether this is the very best. But I think it could end up being the best.

I wish Bru would stop with Incognito and just concentrate on Criminal.

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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby Stephen Day » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:15 pm

Punchy wrote:Wow, just wow, that was awesome. I don’t know what more needs be said. This whole issue just had such a strong sense of impending doom, and was really dark and really sad. Riley Richards is a bad man, what he did to Freakout… fucked up. And of course, the last page, we’ve seen much worse stuff in Criminal, but this, as a first crime, as a crime that was planned so meticulously, it feels darker somehow. I continue to really love the flashback structure here, the way Phillips draws in the classic kid’s, it works so well. I also dug some of the more subtle hints and references to old comics, like the second-to-last panel being an homage to a famous EC Comics cover. I say it all the time, but this really is one of the best comics out there, you need to check it out.


That was the part that had me mouthing the words, "you bastard." Killing his wife is bad enough, but, to be blunt, she's comes across as more than a bit of a bitch and as a result its a little hard to feel sorry for her even while she's being killed. Freakout on the other hand is an overall nice guy who has managed to over come his own dark side. Riley then puts him right back in the place he has fought hard to get out of and also into possibly a worse situation simply because it's convenient for him to do so.
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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby Porcelain38 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:43 pm

I love Criminal AND Incognito.

The artwork on this book has been topnotch

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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:08 am

Just read this second issue and it was indeed awesome. I wouldn't call it the best so far, but it's very good and has a chance to be the best so far. I need to see how it actually plays out and wraps up before fully judging it.

I think the killer will be involved, but I don't think it will be a relative. I think it will end up being one of the other characters like the principal or whatever.
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Re: Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2 (Icepick spoilers)

Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:11 am

Porcelain38 wrote:I love Criminal AND Incognito.

The artwork on this book has been topnotch


I really enjoy Incognito, but Criminal is better. I wish they had kept the original conceit going longer than just a couple issues. The idea of a villain trying to live a mundane life in witness protection had a lot of possibilities, but I get that they wanted to do something else with it rather than a slice of life kind of thing.
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