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– by Tim Jousma

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STORY BY

Nick Spencer

ART BY

Steve Lieber

COVER BY

Steve Lieber

PUBLISHER

Image Comics

COVER PRICE:

$3.99

RELEASE DATE

Apr 6th, 2016

Synopsis:

From the creators of The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, comes a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run things—and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Bad people do bad things to each other in this frenetic, outrageous, sometimes off-putting caper! If you liked classic crime comics like CRIMINAL and 100 Bullets we apologize in advance for letting you down!

Review:

Have you been craving a fun crime caper since Super Foes of Spider-Man? Well I was, and the creative team of Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber has filled that void! The Fix has an eerily similar setup to Superior Foes but with witty dialogue, simple but effective artwork and tons of gags, all those similarities are actually a good thing. Spencer and Lieber know what their bread and butter is and they don’t shy away from it. The main characters are lovable but pretty terrible people. Spencer writes them in such a way that because of their charm and flaws you immediately feel right at home with them, and from very beginning this creative team will have you hooked into the story. We find our protagonists are in debt big time and need to try to pull off some scores to make it right, problem is the score isn’t really what either expected and doesn’t help them in the long run. These guys aren’t master criminals; mostly they are just above average crooks supplemented by their day jobs (wait until you see what they do!). But, now in over their heads, the not so dynamic duo are gonna need to pull off a damn near impossible job to make it right. I can’t wait to see how Spencer resolves this one!

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  • The Hey!: The fantastic team of Spencer and Lieber do it again, and Lieber’s artwork looks beautiful with Ryan Hill’s colors. The whole thing comes together perfectly.
  • The Eh: There isn’t much to complain about here, other than at times the reader will need to suspend belief a bit more than normal on crime stories.
  • The What?: All the humane moments between the two partners, and the fascination with some old school pinups!
  • Who should read this series?: If you loved Superior Foes of Spider-Man this is a no brainer! Or if you’ve enjoyed good crime stories and not so perfect protagonist.
  • Why should you buy this book?: Well it’s the first issue and sets the whole thing up, so well that it would be a real shame to pass on it.

Score: A

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