5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Lazy, unoriginal just a typical Millar book these days.,
This review is from: Supercrooks - Book One: The Heist" UK Ireland (Hardcover)
Long gone are the days when Mark Millar could write something that was either (a)interesting or (b)exciting. Those days are loooong gone. So its a c-grade bunch of heroes doing an ocean's 11, or 12 or whatever the hell it is now. It has the typical trademarks about any recent mark millar comics - poor dialogue which seems aimed at the teenage market because its cool to do stupid things in a big way. Due to having his own imprint, millar suffers from a lack of editor, someone needs to reign him in from time to time because it does tend to make his writing a whole lot better if he doesn't have the keys to the kingdom.
So our bunch of lovable rogues rip off a super criminal, the biggest, baddest one in existence to pay off a debt for an old friend who has landed himself in trouble. The most original thing about the book is the setting - in Spain rather than America. Gee wizz what an original thought eh? Thus we have the usual bad jokes, scenes meant to shock (ie appeal to a teenage audience) and then a grand stand finish of lazy proportions. Written on auto pilot with a film in mind no doubt. The sell out continues in order to make a buck or two.