Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Comics I've Read: The Last Days of American Crime

In 'the Last Days of American Crime', a gang of criminals are planning a heist in the last few days before the US government will activate an anti-crime and anti-terrorism device that will affect people's minds and force them to obey the law.

The writing and art team of Rick Rememder and Greg Tocchini create a great combination of hardboiled crime story and politically satirical science fiction story, with great art that fits a story that could be just as at home in the present or the 1970s.

Stylistically, the story brings to mind a mixture of Richard Stark's Porter stories thrown into a blender with some mid-Nineties cyberpunk and a dash of Bush era political commentary.

A lot of fun, I'd definately recommend it.

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