In this weeks episode I’m going to be discussing a comic book that came out last month. It’s one of the coolest comics I’ve ever read. Criminal: The Special Edition, The Savage Sword of Criminal. This is a magazine sized comic that was written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Sean Phillips, the co-creators of Criminal. It was colored by Elizabeth Breitweiser.
I’m going to be discussing the magazine sized variant for the most part, but there was a regular sized edition put out without all of the design elements. Later in this episode I’m going to include a video and do a side by side comparison of the two. I’ll also put Savage Sword of Criminal next to some Savage Sword of Conan magazines for comparison as well.
I’m going to try and explain this one-shot as best as I can, and hope everyone stays with me, but I think the video will ultimately do a better job visually than I can do via audio.
Ed Brubaker on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ed-Brubaker/e/B001K8L8ZW
Ed Brubaker Twitter: https://twitter.com/brubaker
Sean Phillips on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ASean%20Phillips
Sean Phillips Website: http://www.seanphillips.co.uk/
Sean Phillips Twitter: https://twitter.com/seanpphillips
The Art of Sean Phillips Blogspot: http://theartofseanphillips.blogspot.com/
Image Comics: http://imagecomics.com
Robert E. Howard Forums: http://conan.com
Robert E. Howard Foundation: http://www.rehfoundation.org/