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.