Criminal (2019-) #5
Dan Farraday, private detective and skip-tracer, comes to town looking for a dangerous woman. This issue begins the long and winding tale of THE SUMMER OF '88… the story of the last days of Teeg Lawless. As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.

Criminal (2019-) #5 Details

TitleCriminal (2019-) #5
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ReleaseJun 5th, 2019
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GenreMystery, Crime, Noir, Fiction

Criminal (2019-) #5 Review

  • David Schaafsma
    January 1, 1970
    The cover of the fifth issue of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal (2019) series announces NEW ARC in red, but you’d know it yourself soon enough, as you meet ex-cop Dan Faraday, hired as a PI to find some rich guy’s ex-mistress, Jane, whom in the process he decides he wants to “save” from what he sees as bad decisions she is making. And hey, maybe get together with her, too? This smart guy plan is by Faraday, a mildly crooked guy who is himself the master of bad decisions. One of which, tr The cover of the fifth issue of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal (2019) series announces NEW ARC in red, but you’d know it yourself soon enough, as you meet ex-cop Dan Faraday, hired as a PI to find some rich guy’s ex-mistress, Jane, whom in the process he decides he wants to “save” from what he sees as bad decisions she is making. And hey, maybe get together with her, too? This smart guy plan is by Faraday, a mildly crooked guy who is himself the master of bad decisions. One of which, trusting Jane, lands him in the hospital at the hands of Teeg Lawless. Teeg is a guy we know from the original Criminal series, and he fits with Jane and Faraday in this issue called Cruel Summer, set in the summer of 1988: Bad actors, criminals, and delightfully entertaining ones at that. We are told this will be a long arc, which makes me happy. More, more, more! This issue includes the usual letter from Brubaker recommending all the tv and comics he is passionately following; this is part of what makes him such a great writer; he is such a wide reader and viewer of everything, its's really amazing. He includes in his recommendations two of the greats of the past year, Jason Lutes’ Berlin and Seth’s Clyde Fans.
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  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    A new story arc begins in Criminal #5, Cruel Summer (aka the death of Teeg Lawless), and it’s a great beginning to what looks to be another scorcher from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips! It’s June 1988 and private investigator Dan Farraday is hired by a wealthy businessman to track down his mistress Jane/Marina who’s stolen from him - a case that’ll send Farraday slap bang into the path of Teeg Lawless. There’s a bit too much table-setting going on for my taste - I feel like the real story has bar A new story arc begins in Criminal #5, Cruel Summer (aka the death of Teeg Lawless), and it’s a great beginning to what looks to be another scorcher from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips! It’s June 1988 and private investigator Dan Farraday is hired by a wealthy businessman to track down his mistress Jane/Marina who’s stolen from him - a case that’ll send Farraday slap bang into the path of Teeg Lawless. There’s a bit too much table-setting going on for my taste - I feel like the real story has barely begun - but Criminal #5 is still a fine comic. Farraday is an intriguing new character - a troubled dude with a dark past in Vietnam and a complex moral code - whose intricate tracking skills were interesting to see. Once again, one of the finest creative teams in the biz have produced another cracking crime comic - it’s gonna be a fun summer!
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  • Aron
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars. Fantastic, in my opinion Brubaker's current run on Criminal is the best the series has ever been. Highly recommend!
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