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REVIEW: Cops for Criminals #1


REVIEW: Cops for Criminals #1

Book Title: Cops for Criminals #1

Book Description: Special Agent Phillip Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has had a remarkable career. His record is spotless. In fact it’s so impeccable that internal affairs wants to have him come on board for a bit to shake down some dirty field agents. The team takes some liberties with Boone’s files to make it look like he’s no angel. That’s part of the program. What’s Boone supposed to do when $500,000 shows up in his bank account for no apparent reason and the FBI wants answers?

Book Author: Steven Grant

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Legendary

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Illustrator: Pete Woods

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  • Interior Art
  • Cover Art
  • Dialogue
  • Mechanics
  • Editing


The plot of this one reminds me of the movie U.S. Marshals and The Punisher with a splash of The Net. It’s a fun ride that has just enough curves in it to keep the story from being predictable. The characters are relatable, especially Boone.

The first thought I had when I saw the cover was that this would be another origin story about Two Face/Harvey Dent, which had me a bit wary of it. I’m happy to report I was wrong about that. 

I found the artwork to be very solid from cover to cover. It has a lot of detail; but not to the point that it becomes a distraction. I especially liked the explosion on the docks in Portland.

This series managed to fly under my radar when it originally came out in 2015. As a geek on a budget the fact that I hadn’t heard of it is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because with it flying under the radar there’s a chance you can get the issues in the run for around cover price at comic book stores across the land.

It’s a curse because my gut tells me there may not be a lot of them floating around your local comic book store’s back issue boxes and you will have to resort to eBay and the land of collector’s prices. It’s roughly $20 for the five book set, which is pretty close to what you would pay for five modern books.

This story has a terrific foundation that that promises to give the reader more action and adventure that will make it worth the quest that could come from getting your own copy.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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