Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Looking Forward To A Criminal Christmas

PLANET GRIFFIN remains at broadcast depth to look at the latest genre opus from RADICAL PUBLISHING coming this december... THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME

Coming hot off of series fare like Punisher and Fear Agent, Rick Remender has crafted a pretty cool concept:
In the near future, the U.S. government plans to secretly broadcast a signal that makes it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit an unlawful act (this comes as a final solution to terrorism and rampant crime). As a distraction for the American public, the government creates a new currency system using digital charge cards... Now, enter Graham Brick, a career criminal who plots to steal a charging station, flee the country, and live off the unlimited funds the charging station can provide. When the media leaks the secret anti-crime signal news a week before it actually begins, Graham and his crew have only a few days to pull off the last crime in American history... That is, if they can survive the civil unrest around them...

The artwork is a real winner here, as artist Greg Tocchini not so much illustrates as he designs each page layout; creating a cool digital watercolor scheme that really pops! Another interesting note is the classic euro-feel of the work... Don't be surprised if you begin to notice more Euro/Italo/Spanish influenced works in 2010 (that's no surprise, seeing as how Marvel has already signed almost half of the European Union). This comic show looks to shine pretty bright this christmas season, so don't sleep! Go check out the preview here and see for yourself!


Mdoubble said...

Now, I have a comic to be excited about. I like the design Radical Comics uses for advertising the comics. Nice find Big Griff!!

RodBuddah said...

It's actually nice TO find something to get excited about on the shelf nowadays:) A great reminder of why I love this work!