Here’s the new poster for The Last Days of American Crime!
Here’s the new poster for The Last Days of American Crime!
Below we have the trailer to The Last Days of American Crime. If the title sounds familiar it could be because I’ve been talking about The Last Days of American Crime for almost 17 years. Yep, 17 years. I’ll explain after the trailer.
As a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. Graham Bricke (Édgar Ramírez), a career criminal who was never able to hit the big score, teams up with famous gangster progeny Kevin Cash (Michael Pitt), and black market hacker Shelby Dupree (Anna Brewster), to commit the heist of the century and the last crime in American history before the signal goes off. Based on the Radical Publishing graphic novel created by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, The Last Days of American Crime is directed by Olivier Megaton, written by Karl Gajdusek, produced by Jesse Berger, p.g.a., Jason Michael Berman, p.g.a., and Barry Levine, with Sharlto Copley also co-starring.
Watch The Last Days of American Crime on Netflix June 5
Way back in November of 2003, I posted Meet Rick Remender. Rick was a comic writer and artist I met through my buddy, John Beatty. John was inking Rick’s pencils on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rick also had an idea for a comic mini-series he called The Last Days of American Crime. I loved the art, title and idea for the story.
In 2007, I met Rick at HeroesCon. Not only did I get hang with him for a bit, Rick also did a Stallone sketch for my collection. Rick said that The Last Days of American Crime was still in the works. Rick had so many projects going (Fear Agent, Sea of Red, and Strange Girl just to name three) that I had started to think that he’d never get to it.
In March of 2009, I posted the art above and the news that “The Last Days of American Crime” would premiere later that year in a three issue [48 pages each] mini-series with art by Greg Tocchini. Yea! The wait was nearly over. And how about Greg Tocchini’s art!
In April 2009, we got a look at Tocchini’s The Last Days of American Crime preview cover made for Comic-Con.
In August 2009, CBR.com ran a 17 page preview of The Last Days of American Crime.
In September 2009, CBR.com gave us another preview. The anticipation was building…
In November 2009, the news was Sam Worthington had signed on to produce and star in a big screen adaptation of Rick Remender’s The Last Days of American Crime. Wow! We’d probably see The Last Days of American Crime movie in a year or so, right?
In December 2009, we got another preview of The Last Days of American Crime mini-series.
In September 2010, I posted The Not So Last Days of American Crime. Rick had announced that he had ideas for more tales set in the same The Last Days of American Crime universe!
And now nearly 17 years after that first post and almost ten years after my final post about The Last Days of American Crime we have a trailer for the movie. How long until someone starts calling Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini overnight sensations?
It’s hard to believe that I first posted about Rick Remender’s The Last Days of American Crime nearly seven years ago. At that point it was just an idea that RIck had for a cool crime comic. Nearly seven years later came the addition of artist Greg Tocchini and a company interested in publishing it. The rest is, as they say, just the start.
Although The Last Days of Crime is coming to an end, there are still more stories to tell. As Rick Remender told CBR.com:
“Once you read the first trade, you see how those rules work. The API broadcast is a ticking clock that everyone is going to be reacting to in the United States. People who have bad things they need to get out of their systems of revenge trips or whatever they need to take care of, they’re going to be out doing those things and people who are just regular family folk are going to be inside their houses with doors boarded up and a shotgun pointed at the window. In America, there’s 500 million potential stories for what’s happening the two weeks before American Crime is put to a halt. To that end, I’ve got a revenge story that I like quite a bit. I want the next volume to be quite a bit different from this one…”
If you’ve been reading the comic series, my guess is you’ve enjoyed the ride. If you somehow missed it, check with your local comic shop to see if back issues are available or pre-order the trade paperback now!
Oh, and don’t miss the interview with Rick conducted by the fine folks at CBR.com.
CBR.com is running a 17 page preview of Rick Remender’s “The Last Days of American Crime”. It’s a mature crime comic, but definitely worth a look if you’re into that kind of thing.
It’s hard to believe I’ve been talking up “The Last Days of American Crime” for years [I first mentioned it in 2003!]. Now it’s finally here. And from the looks of things, “The Last Days of American Crime” was more than worth the wait.
Great news! Sam Worthington has signed on to produce and star in a big screen adaptation of Rick Remender’s “The Last Days of American Crime”.
I’ve been a fan of Rick Remender’s work for years. It seems like I’ve been looking forward to his “Last Days of American Crime” for almost as long. You can imagine how satisfied I am that it’s finally seeing print. After looking at this preview, presented by the good folks at CBR.com, you’ll also know how excited I am that Greg Tocchini is on board for the art. My guess is you’ll be excited as well.
CBR.com has a great preview of Rick Remender’s “Last Days of American Crime” mini-series. I’ve been a fan of Rick’s work for years and have been hoping to see this mini-series for almost as long. The 17 page preview showcases some really great art by Greg Tocchini, but before you click over on the link be aware that some of the images are pretty violent and the language raw. If you’re okay with that then click on, Leon.
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. I can’t wait for Rick Remender’s “The Last Days of American Crime.”
It was nearly six years ago when I first posted about, the very talented writer and artist, Rick Remender. It’s funny to note, that even in that very first piece, I was excited to hear about Rick’s proposal for “The Last Days of American Crime.” As the years have rolled by Rick has gone on to write, draw and create some really cool comics [Fear Agent, XXXombies, etc.], but it has always been “The Last Days of American Crime” that I’ve wanted to see.
The great news is the wait is almost over. “The Last Days of American Crime” will debut later this year in a three issue [48 pages each] mini-series with art by Greg Tocchini.
Rambo by Megan Ruiz. Can you believe that Megan just turned 14 and she can already draw like that? Of course her dad is Alberto Ruiz so we know where she gets her talent. Not only can the young lady draw, but she is one of the nicest and most polite people you’ll ever meet. It was a true pleasure to get a drawing from her.
Cosmo Carboni by Robin Mitchell. I discovered Robin through
Alberto’s site and Robin’s blog. I dug his art enough to pick up his first art book and was thrilled to get an original sketch from him. Robin has a second art book out and you can get both HERE.
Rocky Balboa by Kyle Baker. Kyle Baker is an amazing talent with a wicked sense of humor, mad drawing skills, storytelling that just sucks you in… let’s simplify life and call him a genius. Check out Kyle’s site and you’ll get a taste of what I’m talking about.
Rocky Balboa by Andrew Robinson. Andrew Robinson is an artist’s artist. When he starts to draw or paint, other artists gather round. I met Andrew years ago through my good buddy John Beatty. It was obvious then how much talent Andrew possessed… and he just keeps getting better and better. Andrew will have an art book coming out soon. Save some coin, because it’s a “must have” item. Until then, here’s a link to his site to hold you over!
That’s Matt Fraction pictured above. He’s about to autograph my copy of Last of the Independents which I highly recommend! It was my first time meeting Matt who also writes the popular Casanova comic series.
Rick Remender not only autographed my Doll and Creature graphic novel [review coming soon], but did an amazing piece for my Stallone gallery. I’ll post it once it’s scanned. Rick said that The Last Days of American Crime is in the works. I can’t wait. Rick has so many irons in the fire with Fear Agent, Sea of Red, Strange Girl and more that I was starting to think that he’d never get to it.
Another first was meeting Kyle Baker. I’m a huge fan of Kyle’s work. You Are Here is one of my all time favorite graphic novels. Kyle signed mine and told me his an idea for a sequel. I truly hope that someday he’s able to do it. I also picked up Kyle Baker Cartoonist Volume 1 & Volume 2 and Nat Turner Volume 1 & Volume 2. I was also lucky enough to get a Rocky sketch from Kyle [which I’ll post later]. Kyle Baker is an amazing talent and it was a pleasure meeting him.
One of the best parts of each Heroes Convention is watching artists create pieces for the auction. That’s Craig Hamilton working on his “300” piece. Craig’s an amazing artist who puts some much thought into everything he does. One of the cool things about Craig’s painting is that it works both horizontally [as seen above] or vertically! Tony Harris worked on a wicked “Phantom of the Opera” piece, while Phil Noto brought Batman, Batgirl and Catwoman together as Andrew Robinson started “After the Parade” .
That’s Gus Vasquez and his lil cousin Rosario Dawson. [Yeah, Rosario Dawson as in “Sin City”, “Grindhouse”, “Clerks 2”, and a whole lot more!] Rosario and Gus were back as special guests of the show and also the auctioneers! They did a great job and a new record was set when Adam Hughes’ Star Wars painting topped out at $5K!
It was so cool just to spend the weekend among friends, many of whom happen to be talented artists. Andrew Robinson definitely falls into both categories. The drawing above and this one are just two pieces that Andrew had created for his latest sketchbook. I was also lucky to see an advance copy of Andrew’s new art book that will be coming from Alberto Ruiz’s Brandstudio Press. Andrew’s book is going to be a hot seller and I can’t wait to get my copy!
Raf and Alberto spoke and Raf may have an “art of” book coming soon. I can’t believe I didn’t get any pictures of any of the sketches Raf produced. I was just too in awe of his work since it had been so many years since I’d been able to sit and watch him draw. I did get this shot and this one of two Punisher sketches that Beatty worked up for some lucky fans.
I guess I was just too busy actually talking to friends [Gary McKee, Jason Walker, and Eric Layton to name just three] and saying “hi” to artists [Jeff Parker, Brian Stelfreeze, Cully Hamner, Adam & Alison, Casey Jones, Cliff Chang, Tommy Lee Edwards and so many others] that I didn’t take many pictures. I promise I’ll do better next year… but please understand, no one does it as well as Pat Sun.
If you’ve made it with me this far, then you know a good time was had by all. Thank you and good night!