Monthly return of multiple Eisner Award-winning series CRIMINAL hits big, rushed back to print

PORTLAND, OR 1/17/2018 — Crime comic masters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ have hit the ground running with the return of the monthly, iconic Criminal series. In order to keep up with the overwhelming demand, Criminal #1 will be rushed back to print.

In this double-sized Criminal #1 issue, Teeg Lawless is back in town—but he finds himself in more trouble than ever. Thanks to his delinquent teenage son, this time fists and bullets may not be enough to solve Teeg’s problems.

Criminal #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code NOV188407) Criminal #2 (Diamond Code DEC180234) will both be available on Wednesday, Feb 13. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, Jan 21. Fans can also subscribe to receive the series delivered by mail within the domestic U.S. on Image Direct.

Criminal #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies original graphic novel hardcover (ISBN: 978-1534308466, Diamond Code: JUL180133) is available now and can be found at a local comic shop, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

Select praise for Criminal:

“Phillips's art is phenomenal, with some of the best faces and storytelling in the business, while Brubaker provides the same sharp, heartbreaking dialogue you have come to expect.” —

“If, like me, youre an old hand, its more of what weve come to love Criminal for. If youre new, the team made this for you. Give it a try.” —Bleeding Cool

“For a complete Criminal newb, I found the story easy to follow and in no way daunting to delve into. Im totally jumping on board with this series and keen to see what the next issue will bring. Now time for me to go back and begin reading the previous books.” —Impulse Gamer