BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' CRIMINAL epic, collected for the first time in trade paperback. In the summer of '88, Teeg Lawless comes home to plan the biggest heist of his career. But Teeg's son Ricky and his friends are starting down the same dark path their fathers are on, and this is about to become the worst summer of their lives. An epic tale of tragedy handed down from generation to generation, CRUEL SUMMER is a crime comic masterpiece from the most celebrated noir masters in the industry, creators of CRIMINAL, FATALE, KILL OR BE KILLED, THE FADE OUT and the RECKLESS series of graphic novellas. Collects CRIMINAL #1 and #5-12 with additional behind-the-scenes material.