Have you read any of Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' Criminal books? With The Sinners, we have a new arc featuring, returning character, Tracy Lawless. If you haven't read any of these books, put down your superhero book and give this a try.
This is number one in a new arc. You don't have to be familiar with the past stories or characters to pick this up. This is a book that has a more mature nature to it. It's gritty and has its share of violence but it's not gratuitous. Ed Brubaker takes time to develop his characters and brings them to life. Often you'll see past characters in the background or in passing. Where this becomes different than the 'average' comic is you never know what's going to happen to the characters.
Sean Phillips art is fitting for this seedy world. Throw in the colors by Val Staples and it's like a cherry on top of a sundae...a sundae filled with guns, blood, death, hitman and hookers.
If you're looking for a comic that feels like an HBO series, give this issue a shot...get it?