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Thief of Thieves Review

Unless you’ve been stuck under a rock for the past couple of years, there’s no doubt you’ll have heard of the smash hit that is The Walking Dead. Both comic and TV series have had massive success and critical acclaim and both are still going strong. Now, creator and writer of Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, has hit us with another comic, and soon to be TV series, and I for one think he has another massive hit on his hands.

Thief of Thieves is now up to issue #8 and the story so far has been belting. Written by Kirkman and Nick Spencer with art supplied by Shawn Martinbrough, the story follows master thief Redmond and his band of robbing gets through their trials and tribulations. The comic is very clever and cool and if the TV version follows suit we’re in for a fun ride.

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Like I say, we’re now on issue #8, so if you’re not on the Thief of Thieves train already then you’re being left in the dust. But fear not! With the release of Thief of Thieves vol. 1: I Quit! you can catch right up and be accepted back in to society and get some friends back; basically be one of the cool kids again.

thief-of-thievesThief of Thieves vol. 1 gets together the first seven issues of the comic in one handy place to help get your life back on track.

The book starts like so many others, with issue #1. When meet master thief Redmond as he, along with a few friends, carry out a heist on a cruise liner and, as seems to be the theme with this book, things are not completely as they seem.  From there we see Redmond take on an apprentice, the sexy and upfront Celia, and meet the rest of his gang along with the man that bank rolls the entire operation, Arno.  Things go downhill as Redmond’s, aka Conrad Paulson, son is arrested for a bit of botched thievery and sneaky FBI vixen Elizabeth Cohen tries to use the fact that he’s going to be sent down to get son to turn on father. Redmond must be equally as sneaky in order to secure his son’s release and not go to prison himself.

This book is very slick, very smart and looks amazing, relying as much on Martinbourough’s art to tell the story as the text. A practice that seems to be getting more and more rare in modern comics and must be brought back. Once I started with this book, I found I couldn’t put it down, doing in all seven issues in one night. Whether it was planned or not, bringing the first seven issues together fits perfectly, giving the book a good beginning, middle and end in a satisfying way making us ready for the next story arch in issue #8.

Thief of Thieves vol. 1: I Quit! Was out this week, 5th September. Go buy it, Get ahead of the curve, Have friends.

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But that’s not all!

As if they planned it, Thief of Thieves #8 is out on exactly the same date.  So, after you’ve finished the first 7 issues you can go straight on to #8. James Asmus jumps on board to start a completely new story arch.

Pretty tough to review this without spoiling the rest of the comic series for you but here goes.

Being clever in your plot to get your son off a prison sentence is all well and good, but there will always be someone who feels hard done by. The people who lost money on Augustus’, Redmond’s son, botched job are back and they want their money. Augustus now has 48hours to find the baddies $200,000 or the consequences could be dire!

With a story by Robert Kirkman & James Asmus and art by Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano Thief of Thieves #8 was also released on the 5th September.  All of the above are from Image comics.

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As far as the TV series goes it seems that it is definitely going ahead. Looks to be coming to AMC in the next year or so. When we get more info, you will so keep checking back!!!

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Jay Martin

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