Reckless

Reckless

Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles, and the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher. ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them—a good guy. A bold new series of original graphic novels, with three books releasing over the next year, each a full-length story that stands on its own. Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his radical student days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears…his own past.“Oh man this book pushed EVERY crime fiction button for me. Working class setting covering up for a deeper societal rot, a battered, damaged (literally) protagonist against the beast, and all of it squirming and lunging through an over-lit early 80s L.A. Noir bleached to bleakness. Bliss." —Patton Oswalt “Imagine Redford at his peak, ambling through sun-drenched, eighties L.A. in a serpentine plot that is equal parts Long Goodbye and Point Break. No one does crime fic like BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS and their collaboration has never felt more new. Explosive. Vital. And yes...reckless. I love this book.” —Damon Lindelof (Lost, HBO’s Watchmen) "RECKLESS is an absolute rush: on the same level as golden age Travis McGee novels and the hardest-hitting Richard Stark stories. This one comes at you as fast as Steve McQueen in a souped-up Mustang and as hard as Charles Bronson with a baseball bat. You gotta have it." —Joe Hill (Locke & Key, N0S4A2) Look for Book Two in the RECKLESS series in April 2021!

Title:Reckless
ISBN:9781534318519
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    Reckless Reviews

  • Sam Quixote

    Ethan Reckless: former undercover FBI operative once posing as a ‘60s radical is now banished from the agency and, in 1981 Los Angeles when we catch up with him, he’s a surfer dude who owns a dila...

  • Chad

    Brubaker and Phillips's ode to the pulp novels of the 60's, even though it's set in 1981. Ethan Reckless is a tough guy, gun for hire. Think Robert Redford in the California sunshine but with Clint Ea...

  • Dave Schaafsma

    “Put the fucking wrench down, asshole. I’m a pacifist.”“Great. Then so am I.”Reckless is yet another top-of-the-line crime comic by Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips. I saw it just now, got it an...

  • Alexander Peterhans

    Brubaker and Phillips go the pulp route, which is especially noticeable in the more extravagant plot. The story goes to some ridiculous places, that would stand out in a regular Brubaker book, but her...

  • James DeSantis

    Another crime story written by Brubaker, so you know this shit gonna be good. We have a ex-fbi worker, who lost some of his memory, who now runs a Movie Theater, who also happens to help people with p...

  • L. McCoy

    SUPER FAST REVIEW:Good but not Brubaker’s best (though to be fair I did just read Cruel Summer which was a masterpiece!).So as always the art and story are excellent! This one also has some suspense...

  • Zedsdead

    In 1975, an undercover FBI agent almost died in the blast of an anti-government terrorist bomb. With holes in his memory and trauma-muted emotional response, he was cut loose in disgrace by the federa...

  • Daniel Vlasaty

    Everything Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips do together is the best thing. ...

  • Benji Glaab

    4.5🌟This is some of the best Brubaker/Phillips to date. There are some clever choices made by Brubaker here where he can stay in the similar circles that most of their stories occur while giving us...

  • Robert

    Combine the A-Team, half a dozen 70's detective shows, and Max Allan Collins Quarry books and you get Reckless. ...