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THE FIX is a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run Los Angeles—and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Collects THE FIX #1-4....

Title : The Fix, Vol. 1
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ISBN : 9781632159120
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Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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The Fix, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Anne
    2018-10-13 16:38

    One of the BEST comics I've read all year!The Fix tells the story of two smarmy, corrupt cops in L.A. who have no moral qualms about using their badges to get away with anything and everything they can. It's the Lethal Weapon buddy cop story, except Murtaugh & Riggs are robbing retirement homes, setting up other cops to take the fall for their crimes, and worming their way into cushy side jobs they don't deserve.I absolutely love these kinds of stories. You know, the ones with assholes who are just self-aware enough to be funny? While neither of these guys are what I would call evil, Pete is so unapologetically self-centered that whoever is in his way would do well to watch their back. And while Pete is the brains of their team, his pal Roy is amoral enough to be gleefully complicit in Pete's schemes.And the mobster Pete and Roy owe money to? <--he's hilarious!Ok, so this guy shows up with his baby strapped to him, drinking organic juice, eating his gluten-free tofu burger, wearing clothing made from 100% recycled hemp, recently back from the rally protesting vaccines. And somehow he's still the scariest motherfucker in the room.I don't want to ruin anything about the plot, so I'll just say that I thought it was fantastic and layered with hilarity.This is the sort of character that Nick Spencer does so well, and if you enjoyed his Superior Foes of Spider-man, then I think you'd really enjoy this one, too.Highly Recommended!

  • HFK
    2018-10-10 15:49

    I had an fabulous Nick Spencer moment with his new (most likely and hopefully a hit at that) series The Fix.So, what is Nick Spencer moment? Long version: Nick Spencer moment means excellent character-driven storytelling that shows Spencer is on top of his popular culture, he knows the shallow world he is living in, and has no problems to write it down with his witty, manly, laughable and often gross humor that is more genius than its seemingly sophomoric simplicity. All this told through over the top and extreme characterization that includes a drug dog, completely fucked up bad guys such as model househusband and stay at home dad who is one of the cruelest mobsters in the city, and our lovable main characters; the crooked cops.Short version: Good kind of wedgie.Spencer notes on the first page of his dialogue panels that his characters are not the good guys, they are not likable, they do no present the decency most MC's often do. But while doing so, Spencer starts the mind game by giving his characters empathy worthy traits, just to take them away a moment later, almost as if giving a reminder for the reader of his first statement; these guys ain't no good, but cops make the best kind of criminals there is, thus you will enjoy the ride despite.I have always adored Spencer's ability to be aware of his time, and always admired his interpretation of our current times, so it comes as no surprise that I can fully support his observations he mixes inside his initial plot. For example his explanation of Hollywood's child star producing formula is spot on, as sad as it might be in all its entertainment value.The Fix Volume 1 is an excellent introduction and build up volume, which collects the first four issues of a series that has huge potential within to be a successful addition to Spencer's comics world.

  • Jan Philipzig
    2018-09-27 10:47

    The Fix is a crime comedy centered on two crooked cops and a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels - you can admire the trio in all its glory on the cover. Deep The Fix ain’t, but Spencer and Lieber have a neck for memorable characters and the silly, sloppy, fast-paced, slightly naughty and subversive yet still mainstream-friendly kind of humor. It all feels a lot like Spencer & Lieber’s well-received earlier collaboration on Superior Foes of Spider-Man - minus the capes, of course. And… you know, naughtier. Bottom line: get your Fix - pronto!

  • Sam Quixote
    2018-10-06 13:50

    Want to be a successful criminal in America today? Be a cop! The public think you’re a hero, you have access to contraband and all sorts of equipment, contacts and info, and hell, these days you can even kill a black man over nothing ON CAMERA and you’ll get a paid vacation and be back on the streets in no time with zero repercussions! In The Fix, Roy and Mac are two crooked LA cops who’re in deep with a local mob boss and need to get something through LAX for him. The only thing standing in their way? A sniffer dog called Pretzels. Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber, the creative team behind the Marvel sleeper hit Superior Foes of Spider-Man, reunite for a new Image series, The Fix – and it’s damn good! Kudos to the guys for the concept behind the series, reframing cops as among the most successful criminals in America, because I’d never thought of them as that before but they’re so right! Bent cops, bankers, and politicians – hang them all! The Fix really does read like the next unwritten Superior Foes book, minus the Marvel characters obviously. The light humorous tone and style is exactly the same as is the crime caper subject matter. Now that they’re at Image though Spencer and Lieber can do adult material, which they take full advantage of!The perverted movie producer who wants to make a movie on Roy and Mac was hilarious and crazy, as was Josh the mob boss who’s driving everything in the book. He’s an ordinary-looking dude, a doting new father, a loving husband, socially-conscious and progressive who adopts stray dogs – and a complete psychopath! I loved how Lieber switched the perspectives on him, showing him doing something nice in one panel and then torturing someone in the next, etc. – all while smiling! So funny. While Mac’s off trying to become Pretzels’ new partner (who’s an adorable-looking beagle), Roy’s trying to get a sweet gig guarding a hot movie actress. Spencer cheerfully mocks the fucked up Disney Channel kids who go off the rails once they turn 18 which gets really dark, turning into an interesting storyline of its own. The first couple issues are a bit slow-going as Spencer – whose comics are always word-heavy – sets up the characters, their world, and the plot, but once it gets going, it REALLY gets going! Which is a shame too because just when you don’t want the book to end, it ends! Hurry up with the second book, guys! If you liked Superior Foes and want more, or just want to read a quality crime comic with lots of adult humour, get your Fix here!

  • Chris
    2018-09-20 16:37

    The Fix is well written and drawn, packed with both offbeat adult humour and some astute observations on criminal and celebrity culture. Unfortunately, it did absolutely nothing for me and I wont be reading the next one.

  • Donovan
    2018-10-02 18:40

    That was FUNNY. Crude. Very crude. But pretty damn funny. Roy and Mac are dirty L.A. cops. This is modern day, but it has that 70s Hollywood larger than life feel. They're sort of well meaning but terribly selfish, kinda stupid, into scams, get-rich-quick schemes, and getting into as much trouble as possible. What I love about the humor is that it's just so weird. Really weird. And not what you'd expect from a buddy cop or crime story. There are some real creepy-funny moments. Although Pretzels the Dog doesn't have a lot of page time, he's makes for great comic relief. And Steve Lieber's artwork is fantastic. If you like buddy cop stories, L.A./Hollywood stories, crime stories, humor, like very crude humor, you'll probably like this.

  • Cheese
    2018-10-03 18:59

    This was really well written, but i didn't understand the main character relationships. Seemed a bit flimsy.Good artwork with humour injected into it for more fun.

  • James DeSantis
    2018-09-20 12:41

    Well this wins the funnest comic of the year. Like I was dead laughing while reading this sometimes. The story is simple. The two criminals in this story are also cops. Done a million times, right? Well never this fucking funny. I mean between the Boss in this comic, the director, and the main character I couldn't stop laughing at some parts. Especially the goddamn "I think I ate my own cum" sounds gross but it had me rolling. The only thing that kind of got to me was the main story seems not to go anywhere. If it wasn't for the amazingly funny dialog and situations I'd be saying this is a pointless story. Thankfully though this shit will CRACK YOU UP. So go read this bitch right now.

  • Matthew Quann
    2018-09-18 18:39

    Oh boy, did I ever have myself a laugh.The Fix is just about the funniest comic I've ever read. From the first issue, you've got a comic that escalates what might have otherwise been a standard "crooked cop story" with an ever building ludicrous dilemma. Of course, this is a cop story that operates in today's day and age, making the very good point that it's tough to be a proper criminal without some serious computer credentials. That is, unless you're a cop. I love the narration, the whip-smart dialogue, and the way that Lieber is able to capture the facial expressions of the protagonists in their sticky situation. There's a bevy of memorable characters, some insightful cultural commentary, and plenty of crude jokes. If anything, it is almost like a lost Tarantino script that got turned into a comic. This won't be a book for everyone: some of the jokes are lowbrow, the leads are execrable, and there's plenty of odd conversations that litter the book. But, at $10 for the first collection, it makes for an easy recommendation. It's also more obviously written for the floppies than the trades, so the end of this book is more of a promise of more than a proper cliffhanger. Give The Fix a go, it's a great time!

  • Manni
    2018-09-19 16:36

    "The Fix Vol. 1" is one of the funniest books I've read in a while. Spencer creates situations that are already hilarious as such, but he also constantly messes with your expectations when turning the pages, which of course is one of the key principles of creating a good punch line. Another highlight is Liebers ability to draw facial expressions, which sometimes made me laugh more than the joke itself :D

  • Stewart Tame
    2018-10-07 12:44

    This is a fun caper comedy about a couple of crooked LA cops attempting to pay off a gambling debt. That's Roy and Mac on the cover. The dog is Pretzels, a drug sniffing dog of legendary abilities who threatens their plan to smuggle a package through customs at LAX. Everything moves along at a brisk pace. Yes, there's violence and corruption, but it's played for laughs. If this were a movie, it would probably be a Coen brothers film. All characters are quirky and just a bit larger than life. The story doesn't conclude in this volume, and some of the back cover copy hints at future developments: "The Fix is a story of crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run Los Angeles--and the sex toy that can bring them all down." As yet, no sex toys that I can recall have appeared in the narrative. Something to look forward to, then ... Here's hoping that this all ends as strongly as it began. Recommended!

  • Chad
    2018-10-09 12:45

    Take "The Nice Guys" and make the characters completely unlikable morons and you have "The Fix". The book focuses on a couple of dirty, inept L.A. detectives who've gotten themselves in trouble with the local mob boss, Josh. Josh is the only funny character in the book. He's a socially conscious, quinoa eating, stay at home dad who's also a complete psychopath. The story darts from one dangling plotline to another like it was written by a ritalin starved kid suffering from ADD to the point where there's no through line. The more Nick Spencer I read, the more I can imagine his head expanding as he gets more and more full of himself. The man also needs to learn to edit. One of these days he's going to release a comic so full of word balloons and thought exposition that an artist won't even be needed.

  • Anthony
    2018-10-02 16:52

    This is probably my new favourite book of 2016. It's a bit of a read, some of it is very dense to the point were Alan Moore would question the word count, but it's so cheeky and naughty and funny. It's a brilliant crime comedy comic about 2 guys who aren't really that likeable but the situations they get in are amusing. But like I said - it'll take you longer to read than your normal average comic. Put some time aside, maybe a couple of hours to be safe, make a good cup of tea/coffee and sit down and relax to this comic.

  • Jay
    2018-09-23 11:37

    Hilarious. This is the book you give to that one buddy who thinks comics are lame to convert 'em.

  • Maleficent (Chelsea) Lord
    2018-09-15 17:47

    The Fix hit my sense of humor hard. It's witty, definitely crazy, and quite a bit dark. I went through it in one sitting because it was so ridiculously hilarious to me. Might just be my favorite graphic this year. One of the easiest 5 stars I have had the pleasure of throwing out into the Goodreads universe.

  • Martin
    2018-09-18 10:39

    Purchased directly from (and signed by) the artist.I met Steve Lieber today at the Montreal Comiccon - what a friendly guy, by the way - and he told me about this series (The Fix) he's working on with Nick Spencer. I liked the premise and was looking forward to some more of the hilarity I found in The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, so I did not hesitate to pick up volumes 1 and 2. I'm so glad I did!It's the same type of humor as in Foes, but this time uncensored, this being an Image publication. It's a fun, fun start to the series, and I can't wait to read volume 2.Thanks for the recommendation (and the beagle sketch), Steve!

  • Zedsdead
    2018-10-06 12:43

    Two jovially bent detectives find themselves at the mercy of a psychotic kombucha-brewing baby-wearing hippie ganglord. A heroic K-9 cop--a beagle puppy named Pretzels--stands between them and the score that will set them free.This. Is some of the funniest shit. I have ever seen.

  • L. McCoy
    2018-09-17 10:51

    Oh boy, this book is so good every time! So, this is what I call my go to comic. Any time I get particularly sad or stressed out I read this book and it cheers me the hell up! I can't believe I haven't written a review 'til now!The story is a pretty interesting crooked cop crime story, as a fan of crime books that are usually more serious I like this one for being a good crime book that doesn't take itself too seriously.The characters are surprisingly good. The 2 main characters are total d**ks and crooked cops but somehow Spencer makes me still give a s*** about what happens to them. The other characters are very entertaining too (especially Pretzels and Donovan!)The art is fantastic! Amazing job, Lieber!There's a bit of action and it is really well done.There's some really unpredictable stuff that happens in this book.It is funny AF! I think it might actually be the funniest comic I've ever read. There's a lot of various types of humor and they are all done well. I will warn if you're not a fan of NSFW type humor (meaning dark humor and sex jokes) this might not be the book for you because there is a lot of that. If you're a fan of Deadpool and/or Archer (I could be slightly off about that one, I'm still on season one), I can't recommend it enough, they are very similar.Despite being a story about crooked cops, it makes it clear that not all cops are bad, just the ones that this story is about are crooked, I really like that, especially since I can't stand anti-cop bulls***.Some good social commentary.Overall:If you haven't read this book you are seriously missing out, it's one of the best freaking comics ever. I have read this several times (though GR says I've only read it twice, but it has the dates all wrong too so...) and yet even after reading it for the 4th or 5th time I read it again and laughed my a** off. I also realized every time I re-read it, I notice some jokes and/or Easter eggs I never noticed before. I'm really looking forward to the end of Secret Empire but not so I can read that event but so Spencer can focus a bit more on this series! So good, one of the greatest of all time, must read. 5/5!

  • Wesley McCraw
    2018-10-01 11:47

    I feel bad giving this two stars. The art is well done and the writing isn't bad, but it just didn't work for me. I didn't like any of the characters and didn't care about anything that was happening. It's almost funny, but not quite. Maybe the story goes somewhere later?

  • Kenny
    2018-10-01 11:38

    Weird and wild in the city of angels.

  • Javier Muñoz
    2018-10-14 16:55

    Serie muy gamberra que protagonizan dos policías corruptos sin ningún tipo de moral ni principios. La deuda de juego que tienen con un mafioso local les obliga a enfangarse aún más en el mundo de la delincuencia para evitar represalias. Tenemos aquí una historia divertida y alocada pero también muy bestia por momentos, nos muestra muchas situaciones que nos harán reir, pero algunas de estas escenas destilan mala leche por los cuatro costados, me recuerda un poco a ciertas escenas de algunas películas de Tarantino, que nos provocan una carcajada nerviosa al no podernos creer lo que estamos viendo en pantalla.El dibujo de Lieber es más funcional que otra cosa, pero tiene algo que no se definir que me gusta, algunas composiciones de página no terminan de ser de mi agrado pero por lo general está a buen nivel.En todo caso es un cómic refrescante y muy entretenido, otra serie recomendable de Image

  • Brian Poole
    2018-09-20 17:36

    The Fix: Where Beagles Dare reunites the creative team of one of the more entertaining comics in recent memory for a humorous crime story set in seedy modern Los Angeles.Roy and Mac are a pair of small-time crooks in LA with an old school bent and a penchant for screwing up. They’re also LAPD detectives who are gleefully on the take. They owe a debt to Josh, a nebbishy stay-at-home dad in the suburbs who also happens to be a sociopathic crime lord. To square things with Josh, Roy and Mac embark on a complicated scheme that requires Mac to team up with Pretzels, the LAPD’s top canine officer, who has an impressive string of airport drug detections. Meanwhile, Roy’s moonlighting gig providing security for a spoiled young celebrity goes horribly off the rails. Other characters include Donovan, an unstable movie producer who the boys befriend, and Sheryl, the crooked Internal Affairs officer who is their conduit to Josh.Writer Nick Spencer and artist Steve Lieber were the demented minds behind the outrageously entertaining Superior Foes of Spider-Man. The duo brings a lot of that sensibility to The Fix, but with the freedom of the creator-owned world, amp it up by several degrees.The premise of The Fix is certainly well worn territory: corrupt LA cops in a complicated mess. What matters is execution and that’s where the book soars. Spencer has a gift for crafting easy-to-like idiots. Roy and Mac are clearly not good people. And yet there’s something that makes them compelling and cheer-worthy anyway. Spencer infuses enough charm and misplaced optimism into the boys that a reader can’t help but get swept along in their schemes. Spencer plays contrasts quite effectively, like Josh’s dual nature, and has fresh takes on familiar subjects like celebrity culture and modern crime. It all adds up to an extremely entertaining spin on the genre that feels fresh and different.Lieber, meanwhile, produces some expressive images to complement Spencer’s story. His line work is clean and gentle, giving the pages a soft, lived-in feel that keeps the story moving without suffocating it. His character designs are first rate and he makes rather creative use of the traditional panel grid approach to page layouts. Lieber laces his work with all kinds of inspired visual jokes that you’ll want to give a second look to, to fully appreciate. Colorist Ryan Hill is a strong collaborator, effectively using contrasts between dark and light palettes to enhance the thematic intent of the story. The Fix has an appealing visual identity that works really well with Spencer’s story.Be advised that The Fix earns its Mature rating. While there is almost no actual sex depicted in this first arc, the book is filled with sex-based humor and profanity. While the approach to violence is mostly cartoonish, a couple sequences might test the tolerance of more squeamish readers. There are also some explicit depictions of drug use. This isn’t a book to let fall into the hands of younger readers.Overall, Where Beagles Dare is a strong opening arc for Spencer and Lieber’s larger story. The Fix is offbeat, often outright hilarious, and completely entertaining. It’s highly recommended for fans of the duo’s prior collaboration.

  • Derek Royal
    2018-09-25 17:32

    This has to be one of the most fun, enjoyable series I've read so far in 2016. Spencer's sense of humor is pitch perfect here, and Leiber's art makes things complete. I hadn't yet read their Superior Foes of Spider-Man, but now I feel I must. I expect even more from this series, and it's one that I'll definitely continue!

  • Michael
    2018-09-17 11:45

    2016 is a wrap. 310 books, not bad. :)

  • Ink magazine
    2018-09-19 17:55

    Pop culture’s reactionary source of inspiration has made extreme anti-heroism an entertainment trend of the last few years. Image Comics’ new crime series The Fix capitalises on our present need for comically self-interested characters by making the cops the robbers of both the vaguely innocent public and the bent system they’re working within.Introduced this year by Morning Glories writer Nick Spencer and Whiteout artist Steve Lieber, The Fix is almost unreasonably funny. Skilfully crafted around the darkest truths of human nature, the humour always hits the right note, evading any distasteful reaction the content should probably garner.Protagonist Roy is a wholly terrible person, but he’s smart and he tells the truth; both attractive traits. There is precision in the way he screws people over, and his convincing, if cynical, philosophy on life. While he seems somewhat air-headed on the surface, he has given a lot of thought to everything he does, earning a certain amount of conflicted admiration.The working relationship between artist and writer is notable. Though, in theory, the book could work in any medium, much of its wit, atmosphere and narrative are built on sequential art techniques. The conflict between dialogue and action, the repetition of panels in a larger scale for emphasis, and the presentation of flashbacks next to present-day action demonstrate the cohesion of this team and their understanding of each element of this addictive story.

  • Keerthi Vasan
    2018-09-24 17:47

    A hilarious crime story about two corrupt cops and a dog named pretzels. They underplayed the dog character here, expecting more pretzels in the second volume.

  • Aldo Haegemans
    2018-09-27 10:33

    4,5/5 But there really isn’t a bad thing to say. It is Just so fun. Like watching a funny cartoon. And extra points for the beagle. As I OWN a beagle myself

  • Johan
    2018-09-20 12:00

    I am not sure what to think of this comic. It is fun, it is insane and I have no idea where it is heading. It has its **** moments, but I have read better comics recently.

  • Matt Shelter
    2018-10-07 10:30

    Considering the prominence Pretzels the Beagle is given on the cover and the blurb, he really doesn't appear all that much.Apart from that however, it's an excellent ride-along with some dastardly crooked cops.There are a couple of genuine surprises that just wouldn't happen in a film or TV show.I'll definitely read the next part!

  • Aron
    2018-10-02 16:38

    One of the funniest books I've read in a long time. It's not just funny though, there's actually a really good story here with more narration and dialog than most comics twice it length, plus the artwork is fantastic! I enjoyed this so much I think I might start reading the monthly issues and that's about the highest praise I can give. Highly recommend!