Image Comics will release a hardcover collection of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ hardboiled glimpse of comic conventions from the other side of the table in Bad Weekend.  

Initially serialized in Brubaker and Phillips’ Criminal #2 and #3, the story has been expanded, adding several new scenes, and remastered for the graphic novel edition. The 72-page hardcover has an MSRP of $16.99. Comic shop release is set for July 10, with mass release following on July 16.

Hal Crane has been a cartoonist since the early days. He’s had his share of ups and downs. Now he’s stuck at an out-of-town convention, waiting to receive a lifetime achievement award. Before that though, he takes readers on a dark jaunt through the history of the comics medium, which is home to any number of crooks, swindlers and desperate dreamers.

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