12 Crime Comics You Should Read Now

Kevin Featured Comics • Dec 4, 2021

The clock is ticking, but not for these fantastic comics. Today's must-read feature covers 12 of the most popular comics within the Crime genre over the past 30 days. This collection of stories is as good of a heist as you can get.

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1. Touching Evil, 576 pages - Published by Source Point Press, (cc/ @TravisM)

Touching Evil: The Curse Escapes follows Ada Mansfield, an ordinary woman with an extraordinary curse. She can kill anyone she touches... if they're evil.

Story and Art by Dan Dougherty



2. The Jonesey and Dr. Long Adventures, 25 pages - Published by Unlikely Heroes Studios, (cc/ @UHStudios)

“San Francisco, Chinatown, 1947. I was pretty low, but I was clean - no trouble, no enemies. Everything was tidy, square, and legal ... and I hated every second.” The old Sunday-comics heroes have nothing on Jonesey and "Doc." In this loving send-up and tribute, the two pals chase adventure wherever it leads and there's "Enough Dough to Buy More Bullets." A GlobalComix exclusive!

Story and Art by John Pence and Maxim Mel



3. Theatrics, 138 pages - Published by TPub, (cc/ @stacitpub)

Theatrics follows the story of fallen-heartthrob Rudy Burns. Set in 1920s New York, it follows Rudy as he goes from the glimmer and glitz of Broadway to the down and dirty gyms of the emerging boxing culture of early 20th century America. But what would cause the world's biggest theater star to give up the star-lit stage for the blood-stained one?

Story and Art by TPub



4. Nottingham, 32 pages - Published by Mad Cave Studios, (cc/ @chrisfernandez)

In this twisted medieval noir, the Sheriff of Nottingham hunts a serial killer with a penchant for tax collectors. The Sheriff’s investigation makes him the target of England’s most nefarious power-brokers. That’s to say nothing of the Merry Men, terrorists lurking amongst the trees of Sherwood, led by an enigma known only as “Hood.”

Story and Art by David Hazan, Joamette Gil, Luca Romano, Shane Connery Volk



5. Preheat, 73 pages - Published by Bilvy Jay Lee, (cc/ @bilvyy)

A young and ambitious baker loses her cafe in a disastrous fire, but sees none of the insurance payout. In a desperate attempt to get her life back on track, she turns to smuggling illegal goods through her cake deliveries for fast, but dangerous cash.

Story and Art by Bilvy Jay Lee



6. Genius, 298 pages - Published by Top Cow, (cc/ @vincelongo)

What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton...what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny?

Story and Art by Top Cow



7. John Lord, 171 pages - Published by Humanoids, (cc/ @BrunoHumanoids)

An old-fashioned yet truly original noir tale set in 1920s New York where an unlikely pair of detectives pursue a mysterious killer. Freshly returned from WWI, ex-detective John Lord is convinced to reactivate a special investigative agency known as the UPIs to probe the grisly death of its founder. As John is joined by Clara, an opinionated psychology stud…

Story and Art by Denis-Pierre Filippi and Patrick Laumond



8. SARTANA: The Comic Book, 50 pages - Published by Schjoay Productions, (cc/ @Schjoay)

The Spaghetti Western Legend rides again.

Story and Art by Schjoay Productions



9. ReincarNATE, 114 pages - Published by Heavy Metal, (cc/ @dezi)

Nate McCoy is a private investigator searching for a missing girl. The trail likely involves the city's crime boss, El Panda, someone Nate doesn't think he has to worry about. Until he gets shot in the head. Nate miraculously survives the assassination attempt, but there are definitely things going down that McCoy should be very, very worried about...

Story and Art by Keith Burns and Michael Moreci



10. The Depraved, 23 pages - Published by AV Comics, (cc/ @AVCOMICS)

The Depraved: Empire City is a 4 issue love letter to the crime genre. A pulp-noir mystery, peppered with psychological horror. When a high profile actress is brutally murdered, it falls to Detective James Miller to catch her vile killer and bring her justice. Words by Samuel D Davies Art by Martin Davey with colour from Jason Finestone.

Story and Art by Jason Finestone, Martin Davey, Samuel D Davies



11. Casual Fling, 49 pages - Published by AWA Studios, (cc/ @WillGraves)

Jennifer Ryan has the perfect life. A loving family. A high paying job in corporate law. A luxurious apartment in upper Manhattan. Then one day she steps out of her marriage...and finds that her new lover isn’t the one night stand she expected.

Story and Art by Dalibor Talajić, Jason Starr, Marco Lesko



12. Plainer Jane, 24 pages - Published by Broken Face Comics, (cc/ @BrokenFaceComics)

The darkly comic story of Jane Pearson, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl from Manchester England who becomes a brutally efficient killer for hire. With no training, no special skills, just her own cunning, brutality, and fearlessness, Jane leaves a trail of bodies behind her, ultimately going head to head with the feared and secretive criminal gang, The Nexus.

Story and Art by David Wilburn, Donna A Black, Ralf Singh, Robert Last, Tim West, Wayne Lowden


Schjoay 4 weeks ago

On behalf of the artist Joseph Arnold, and myself, the Sartana team thanks you kindly for this shout out.