Bad Weekend

Bad Weekend

JUST IN TIME FOR CONVENTION SEASON-the ultimate comic con crime tale! Comics won't just break your heart. Comics will just kill you. Hal Crane should know, he's been around since practically the beginning. Stuck at an out-of-town convention, waiting to receive a lifetime achievement award, Hal's weekend takes us on a dark ride through the secret history of a medium that's alw JUST IN TIME FOR CONVENTION SEASON-the ultimate comic con crime tale! Comics won't just break your heart. ...

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Title:Bad Weekend
Author:Ed Brubaker
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1534314407
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:72 pages pages

Bad Weekend Reviews

  • David Schaafsma
    Jul 28, 2019
    Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips put the con back in comic con! Or more correctly, they show you that deceit, back-stabbing, and drunken thievery even at the highest levels of comics fame was always there. As with their The Fade Out, that manages to successfully achieve both nostalgia and...
  • John
    Jul 12, 2019
    Sometimes the subtle crimes are the worst. And sometimes they make for the best crime stories. ...
  • Kirsti
    Sep 09, 2019
    A little bit inside baseball for me, but a compelling story. ...
  • Robert
    Sep 13, 2019
    Another solid entry in the slowly expanding Criminal world. ...
  • Ed
    Jul 17, 2019
    Every time I read a book by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, I wonder why I ever read anything else. Jacob Phillips?s coloring is getting fantastic, too. There?s a few panels in this with colors that will just knock your damn socks off. ...
  • Jesse Richards
    Jul 17, 2019
    One of the better of Brubaker/Phillips classic noir tales, which is saying a lot. ...
  • Ije the Devourer of Books
    Aug 19, 2019
    Great artwork and a gritty tale about a washed up comic artist who attends a comiccon at which he is supposed to accept an award for life time achievement. Hal Crane is now a jaded old man with deep seated resentments and memories. Jacob who used to admire and work for Hal is asked to ...
  • Sam Quixote
    Jul 11, 2019
    Set in 1997, Jacob is asked to chaperone his former mentor, comics legend Hal Crane, around a convention where he will be given a lifetime achievement award. Sounds straightforward enough, eh? Except Hal is an embittered old drunken wreck whose increasingly reckless, unhinged behaviour...
  • Alex Sarll
    Aug 04, 2019
    Haven't rated Criminal in so long, too aware what genre it belongs. [Repeat: x2] Brubaker culture, no longer applies to me. [Repeat: x4] It's tough at the top, the cranky artist, fight in con loo, fight in con loo. Sometimes it's hard to stop, when your heart is set on old betraya...
  • Terry Mulcahy
    Jul 23, 2019
    Can't say I really enjoyed it much. Basically, it's a setup to go to a Comic Con, make up a story about artists stealing each other's actual finished work, a brooding, alcoholic old comics creator, and a little violence. Not quite what I expected of Brubaker. It would work as perhaps t...
  • Koen Claeys
    Aug 19, 2019
    Not quite what I expected from a Criminal book. I understand where it comes from, what Brubaker was aiming at,... I liked it but it left me a bit underwhelmed. Phillip?s art captures everything perfectly as usual. ...
  • Mars Dorian
    Jul 26, 2019
    An incredible spin-off(?) in the Criminal series, which also works as a standalone, which is the case for all the books in Criminal. I don't want to write about the story; everyone else does that already. I just want to say that the focus on the comic book world is incredible and se...
  • Kevin Mann
    Jul 16, 2019
    Pretty good, I am always a Brubaker-Phillips fan, but I do have to admit this effort seemed a bit slight, at least in page count. It really needed one more issue of content after "ending"....i wanted to see the assistant sell the pages and be recipient of true noir twist ending, whatev...
  • James DeSantis
    Jul 25, 2019
    Bad Weekend is issue 2-3 of the new criminal but it's confusing as I wonder where the hell issue 1 went. Anyway, this is still great. So this is a story about a retired comic artist who basically transformed from a kind man to a asshole. So basically Alan Moore. Now that he is crab...
  • Rory Wilding
    Jul 10, 2019
    Comic books are fun, there is no denying that. It?s a medium not just about superhero-themed shared universes, but also a place where anyone can tell any story they wish, as proven with creator-owned works from Image and the recently-cancelled Vertigo imprint. However, from the very ...
  • Thomas Powell
    Sep 20, 2019
    I love when a story written for a certain medium explores that medium?s industry. Entourage did it for TV, plenty of movies have been written about the film industry, and now Brubaker has done it for comic books. I like Brubaker?s style a lot, and have mostly enjoyed every orig...
  • Calvin Daniels
    Aug 28, 2019
    This is near a our 4. Very solid read from favourite writer ...
  • Paul Allard
    Jul 03, 2019
    Brubaker homage to the comic industry - entertaining This short comic book deals with a retired comic artist at a convention, bucking the system and searching for missing artwork. The story involves a few interesting characters with the writer?s usual dark/criminal goings-on. The...
  • Theediscerning
    Aug 02, 2019
    Hmmm? A "Criminal" book without much crime in it, would be, well, criminal, but that's pretty much the case here. What crime there is seems utterly, utterly inconsequential as well, leaving this a story about regret, the fact everyone gets usurped by a younger person whether they lik...
  • Dave
    Aug 01, 2019
    Bad Weekend is a graphic novel that pays some serous homage to the comics can industry, its tortured artists, and the crazy fans. A famed company c writer from yesteryear has little understanding of today's fans, comic conventions, and the price of fame. Hal, instead, is a bit twisted ...
  • Larakaa
    Jul 16, 2019
    Quite meta but thought there would be more to it. ...
  • Artemy
    Aug 13, 2019
    I'm glad to see Brubaker returning back to form after the fiasco of My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies. Bad Weekend collects issues #2-3 of the newly ongoing Criminal series with some extra pages, and it tells the story of an archetypical old grumpy comics artist looking for some of hi...
  • Christopher (Donut)
    Sep 17, 2019
    A quick read, with a nice 'hook.' Who IS Hal Cane, drunk, old, semi-legendary comic pro? Although, frankly, the story, as it unfolds, is so improbable that, hell yeah, Hal Cane is a composite. I mean, I seriously doubt that, say, John Buscema ever pistol whipped, say, Don Heck, o...
  • Chris
    Jul 28, 2019
    Weirdly my first thought was "What the hell does Ed Brubaker know about old school comics?" Despite having met him at a convention, in my head he's this gritty, disheveled looking private detective hanging out in sleazy bars, trying not to get his fingers broken. If you could typeca...
  • RB
    Aug 12, 2019
    "Bad Weekend" is the second part of the new run of Brubaker and Phillip's "Criminal" series, the first being "My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies". You need not have read any of the "Criminal" books to read and enjoy this, as the connections to the previous books present here are only c...
  • Adam Stone
    Jul 08, 2019
    I never got into Brubaker's Criminal, Vol. 1: Coward series, despite the praises of many of my trusted comic-fan friends. I loved his work within the Batman Universe, and his work for Marvel, but neither Criminal nor Incognito hooked me in. This is the second Criminal spin-off that ...
  • Scott Waldie
    Aug 09, 2019
    Definitely enjoyed this one more than the pair's previous, 'Junkies'. The characters feel so real here, as well as all the little allusions and references to the comic book/cartoon industry, and it's got a pretty heartwarming story all things told. For all his flaws, it's hard not to l...
  • L. McCoy
    Aug 05, 2019
    I have yet to read a Brubaker and Phillips story I don?t like. What?s it about? Hal is a washed up, old comic book artist. He?s very out of touch, depressed, angry, addicted to alcohol and even violent at times. Jacob (another artist who used to be an assistant for Hal) is gi...
  • Ramon
    Jul 24, 2019
    There's a certain standard of quality with Brubaker/Phillips books, but this has a lil' added something, perhaps because of the connection to comics. Anyway, great work from both as usual; it's a funny book, and has some nice moments of emotion and sadness. ...
  • Jake Nap
    Sep 04, 2019
    Brubaker and Phillips create a piece of art that is a love letter to the comic book auteurs of the 50?s and 60?s. With name drops such all the way from Wally Wood to Jack Kirby, this book delivers a great story that really gets into how screwed over and bitter a lot of these creato...