Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s Criminal . . .

faked by Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

. . . the comic of choice for Louisiana’s most discerning house lizards:

Even that lizard knows a femme fatale when he sees one. Which is more than we can say for the book’s protagonist.

8 Responses to “Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s Criminal . . .”

  1. Susie Q says:

    I heart the lizards. A lot. I can spend a half hour easy at a window table at Perks watching a lizard scale the glass.

  2. They’re great, aren’t they? I’ve become very accepting of them—they come in the house, the eat a few bugs, they vanish. Or occasionally they get stuck inside and die. But in general I take a pretty hands-off attitude toward lizards getting in the house.

    Also, I think maybe just for the sake of productivity, you should sometimes choose a table at Perks that doesn’t face the window.

  3. The cover of that comic looks suspiciously like the movie poster for the pulp classic GUN CRAZY.


  4. gorjus says:

    Wait, did you say house lizard? As in, they live there? Maybe on purpose?

  5. Hm! Well, I reckon that’s on purpose—each issue of Criminal includes an essay on a noted pulp writer or filmmaker or character (though the collected editions don’t include these essays). This particular arc is especially meta, as it’s about a retired cop who draws a kind of pomo Dick Tracy comic strip getting caught up in pulpy stuff. (At least, I think that’s this arc—I’ve only read scattered issues of the series.)

  6. I did say that, but naw, they don’t live here on purpose—they just slighter in the nooks and crannies, hang out for a while, enjoy the A/C and cable TV, and then head back out to do what lizards do.

  7. Jack Butler says:

    Gorjus, why shouldn’t a lizard live in a house? I have never had a lizard in a house do anything unpleasant to me, but I have quite a few times had a human, from that species that is expected to live in houses, do unpleasant things to me.

  8. brd says:

    Lizards and Palmetto Bugs would take some getting used to, but Jack’s point is well taken.