IF: A Crime Anthology https://buff.ly/2jsKufL and https://buff.ly/2zNOQsU is a 336-page, Black and White, crime anthology written and illustrated by various creators. Published by Alterna Comics.
In this massive anthology a bunch of talented writers, artists, and letters combine their skills to create a polished collection of crime stories. The assortment of writers and artists deliver a range of styles and crime related subjects that are sure to please any fan of the genre! Here’s a brief look at what’s inside…
First off in Bank, by Jed McPherson (words and letters) and Chris Shehan (art), a man robs banks and stashes the money in garbage cans because he claims someone is holding his daughter, a daughter he doesn’t have!
Then in Bump In The Night Zach Bassett checks us into a hotel where a murderer is on the hunt, but his next would be victim has other plans!
In the The Chasedown, with words and art by Tyler Wentland and letters by Wes Locher, violent guys from different cultures all cross paths in a high-speed race through the streets of a big city!
Citizen Scorn, with words, story, and letters by Chas! Pangburn, with Brian Level also on story, and K.R. Whalen and Vasco Sobral on art, holds bad cops accountable in this graphically gory story!
With The Cycle by Paul Axel (words), Deanna Brigman (art), and Justin Birch (letters) a lifetime of limited options and poor decisions leads to unfortunate consequences for a kid named Anthony.
In Destiny, NY: Different This Time by Pat Shand (creator, words), Vincenzo Riccardi (art), Jim Campbell (letters), and Manuel Preitano (creator) a transplant from across the pond finds it difficult to shake a violent way of life that she’s grown accustomed to, but she tries!
Next Hugo Boylan (words), Rapha Lobosco (art), and Kerrie Smith (letters) take us into a man’s dreams in Dreamweaver!
Enforcer: Tough Luck, by Brian Funk (words), Artyom Trakhanov (art), and Thomas Mauer (letters), takes us (along with a bit of Irish luck) into the dark and seedy side of Meridian, a bustling metropolis full of gangs and their mythological gods, ghosts, and demons!
In Everyman, by Andrew M. Jackson (words and art) and Todor Hristov (letters), a wanderer brings trouble wherever his wandering takes him!
A fighter regrets the path he’s taken as the bell sounds in Friday Night Fights by Bob Frantz and Kevin Cuffe (words), Tim Switalski (art), and Shawn Greenleaf (letters and edits)!
Automation improves life for most, but for others it leads to drastic measures to prove their worth in Future (im)Perfect by Andre Mateus (words) and Luis Cavaco (art and letters)!
A fortunate accident leads to life-changing decisions in Game Day by Jon Clark (words and art) and April Brown (letters)!
In Golden Years by Mark Bertolini (words) and Carlos Angeli (art and letters) a man comes to terms with his own mortality and decides to settle a score that’s been haunting him for yours!
Massimo Rosi (words), Eduardo Mello (art), and Francesco Della Santa (letters) bring us Graveyard Ballad, a tale in which three former soldiers must pay the price for their past sins!
The Guilt by Glenn Moane (words), Adrian Bago Gonzalez (art), and Sean Rinehart (letters), eats away at one man, driving him to make things right the only way he knows how!
It’s another “Why did the chicken cross the road?” mystery in Hard-Boiled by Chas! Pangburn (words and letters) and Claire Connelly (art)!
In Helpless, by Terry Mayo (words), Chris Pongpat (art), and Micah Myers (letters), a serial killer addicted to death thinks he’s found easy prey to sink his teeth into…until the prey bites back!
Then, in The House Always Wins by Erik Whalen, a gambler finds a winning streak but pushes his luck a little too far!
Next in Identity Thrift, by Mike Garley (words), Andy W. Clift and Nathan Ashworth (art), and Michael Stock (letters), a guy that struggles to fit in finds the life and friends he’s always wanted…and he’ll do whatever needs to be done to keep it!
Everyone seems to make lists and in Last Thing on the List, by R. Thomas Favino (words and letters) and Ross Radke (art), one senior citizen gets to scratch one thing off their list!
In The Monster, by David Bishop (art and letters) and Ben Rosenthal (words), we travel back to the late 1800’s where two devious doctors are building something with human parts!
A big city detective with time on his hands decides to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances in the small town of Morrow by Jeffrey Bridges and Susan Bridges (words), Phillip Sevy (art), and Toben Racicot (letters)!
A couple of detectives seek to explain why people are killing themselves in The Mountain by Dave Swartz (words, art, and letters), and find something much darker than they expected!
It’s time for performance reviews and there’s been a Murder on the Orient Station, by Glenn Matchett (words), Antonio Brandao (art), and Weston Design Studio (letters)! Now only the space bound sheriff can solve the crime with the aid of his A.I. sidekick, but there’s something not quite right about the sheriff’s conclusions!
No Dawn for a Pawn, by James E. Roche (words), Axur Eneas (art), and Chas! Pangburn (letters), is written and illustrated in a Dr. Seuss poetic style and tells the tale of lost love and deceit in a whimsical way!
An obsessive neighbor takes things too far in Noelle, by Cody Sousa (words), Cody Sousa and Dan Sheppard (story), Dylan Andrews (art), Dezi Sienty (letters), and Nicole Airey (edits), and finds himself in the interrogation room of the local police station!
A death row inmate’s last request in The Olive, by Rob Pilkington (words) and Benjamin A. E. Filby (art), pushes one man to his limits!
In The One That Got Away, by Jerry Willoughby (words), Nenad Cvitcanin (art), Nikki Sherman (letters), and Katie Rose (edits), two brothers in crime share a little too much and learn there is no honor among thieves!
Sometimes you really should trust your first instinct and that’s the case in The Other Thoughts Jacoby Salcedo (words and art), Kiefer Hanson (letters), and Dana Lawson-Rivera (edits)!
Things aren’t what they seem in The Priest and the Parishioner, by Luis Roldan Torquemada (words and letters) and Aurelio Moreno Cabanes (art), but as true identities are revealed and bullets fly, all becomes clear!
A detective with a knack for getting confessions re-connects with a childhood acquaintance in Rebirth of the Gangster by CJ Standal (words and letters) and Juan Romera (art)!
In Roadkill, by Hannu Kesola (words) and Antti Kosonen (art and letters), a couple of bikers get their hands dirty doing the right thing!
Order is maintained in The Self-Deceiver, by Par Thorn (words) and Nicolas Krizan (art and letters), as a comics creators’ agent recalls his less than honest life in the business!
It gets hard to tell who Spartacus is in this short tale by Shaun Manning (words and letters) and Francisco Munoz and Allyson Haller (art)!
Crow Ra (words, art, and letters) gives us a flawed character with some understandable regrets in Stained Accessory!
In Stall, by Forrest C. Helvie (words), Joseba Morales (art), and Adam J. Wollet (letters), there’s something strange happening in the bathroom!
An unlucky Thief, by Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson (words), Nick Robles (art), and Taylor Esposito (letters), realizes too late that he’s stolen from the wrong guy!
And lastly in What It Takes, by Daniel Santos (words), Iacopo Calisti (art), and Toben Racicot (letters), a writer explains everything that goes into writing a crime story!
You can get the IF Anthology: Crime at https://buff.ly/2jsKufL and https://buff.ly/2zNOQsU and you can find more at https://www.alternacomics.com/ifanthology