Monday, May 14, 2012

Tash's Pick Of The Week: Thief of Thieves #4

Plot By Robert Kirkman
Written By Nick Spencer
Art By Shawn Martinbrough


Hey it's an Image book that leaves the big two in the dust. Thief of Thieves is just a book i think everybody should be reading. This book is the effort of a plot by Robert Kirkman and a the full script from Nick Spencer, two Image Comics icons. ( Sorry Todd McFalane.) Maybe Spencer and Kirkman should take over Spawn. Then maybe i would care about that book.

Anyway this book Thief Of Thieves is about a master thief (don't act all surprised) names Redmond and how the Feds are trying to catch him. Redmond does a fantastic job of eluding them and amassing a large amount of money in the process. The FBI want this guy bad but know that they can't touch him. At all. No way in hell. But, and there always is a but, he has a goof of a son.

Redmond's son tries to follow in dear old dad's footsteps and becomes a master criminal. That plans goes all to hell because he gets caught in a raid and arrested. If any of our readers out there decided that they want to be a thief here is a tip. A really helpful tip. Don't get caught. It's really quite simple. But Redmond Jr. does get busted. The Feds know they got him by the short and curlys and want Redmond Jr. to contact his dad in hopes that this will somehow be the link they need to bring down Redmond.

The story is excellent and the art by Shawn Martinbrough is amazing. It comes across as simple to follow with the smooth layouts which fits the vibe of the comic. Some artist try to get way to innovative with the layouts and fuck the whole story up. Keep it simple folks. (If it's good enough for Jack Kirby it's good for every other artist out there.) The facial expressions are top notch too. The FBI agent talking to Redmond Jr.  had some super realistic looks on her face when she knew she had him by the balls.

Well this book made everything i read this week look bad. Must because i didn't read anything by Jeff Lemire. Go buy it and enjoy.

-Tash Moore

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