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Supercrooks: The Heist is an American superhero comic book series. It is the first and only book in the Supercrooks series by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu. It contains four issues, either compiled into one book or as four separate comics.

Synopsis[]

One last heist. That's what they all say, right? Just one final score, and everyone can retire and take up fishing. Thing is, the jails are filled with super villains who thought the same thing, and got busted. But the Heat's in a jam. He's run up the kind of gambling debt that - if he can't pay it back in cash - will be paid in blood. Nobody wants to see the most beloved supercrook of all time rubbed out by the mob - especially his biggest fan, Johnny Bolt. And Johnny's got a plan to help the Heat and make all his buddies disgustingly rich at the same time. Unfortunately for Johnny's recruits, they have to head to Spain and rob the world's most notorious super villain blind. And that's where things get tricky.

Plot[]

Issue One[]

Main article: Supercrooks: issue one

Johnny Bolt gets arrested by The Gladiator for bank robbery on his wedding day, spending five years in prison. When he is released, he tries to reconnect with his former fiancée Kasey, but is interrupted by the arrival of The Heat. The Heat it seems is in trouble with The Salamander after using Walt Flanagan to cheat at gambling in The Salamander's casino, and The Salamander saddled The Heat with a $100,000,000 bill as restitution, to be repaid within a month. Johnny and Kasey pledge to help The Heat.

Issue Two[]

Main article: Supercrooks: How Far Can A Superhero Fall?

Johnny recruits The Ghost, TK McCabe, Forecast, Roddy Diesel, and Sammy Diesel into his heist crew with Kasey and The Heat. They set out for Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands, where Johnny blackmails The Gladiator, a Superhero, into assisting the sex crew. Johnny also reveals their target: Christopher Matts, The Bastard, the world's greatest super villain.

Issue Three[]

Main article: Supercrooks: The Con Is On

Despite their reluctance, Johnny convinces his crew to carry out the heist, so Kasey and Roddy Diesel scope out The Bastard's mansion. The crew formulates a plan, and Kasey then departs. Continuing without her, the band infiltrates the mansion successfully, but Kasey ends up captured by The Bastard and his bodyguard, The Praetorian, at the airport.

Issue Four[]

Main article: Supercrooks: The Big Finale

The crew successfully pilfers The Bastard's stash of $800,000,000, but as The Bastard returns to the mansion, he interrogates Kasey and learns of their presence. The Bastard dispatches The Praetorian to deal with them, and he quickly gains the upper hand due to The Gladiator refusing to fight. Eventually, The Gladiator does enter the fray, defeating The Praetorian and leaving him with brain damage before they began their exfiltration. In the "mansion", The Bastard slew "Kasey", but soon realized that it was all an illusion created by Kasey; he was in fact in a theme park, and had killed his own servant, while Kasey and the crew escaped.

In the aftermath, the crew split the $800,000,000 eight ways. The costumes they wore during the heist mirrored the costumes of The Salamander's crew, so The Bastard took vengeance upon them rather than the crew, allowing The Heat to keep his $100,000,000 without repaying. He quickly spent it all gambling.

Characters[]

Issues[]

Cover Issue Synopsis Published
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1 When the market is flooded with competition, and the authorities are always on your tail, what's an all-American super villain to do? Go to Spain, of course! May 21, 2012
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2 In A World Where Pickings Are Slim And The “Heroes” Are Everywhere. Now, With Little Left To Lose, He’s Convincing His Pals That Their Last, Best Hope Lies Overseas. But Will Culture Shock Get To Them Before The Policà­a Do? Continuing The High-Stakes Escapade From The Creative Team That Brought You Superior! April 25, 2012
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3 Johnny Bolt has gathered a group of super-villain friends from his past to pull off the biggest robbery in history. The real surprise--the victim's identity! But things go horribly wrong and it's too late to turn back. The greatest super-villain of all time might have amassed a billion dollar fortune, but he's not going to be easy to steal from. A massive secret in the American superhero community might just work in their favor. May 30, 2012
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4 The Supercrooks are raiding The Bastard's mansion, but everything goes horribly wrong. The Bastard&emdash;the world's greatest super-villain and 4th richest man on the planet&emdash;discovers that the Supercrooks are out to steal every cent he's ever made. Group leaders Johnny and Kasey fight and split up. The heist is complex, but the reward is enormous&emdash;and if the Supercrooks can survive, it will mean the end of The Heat's debts back in Vegas...not to mention an enormous payday. August 22, 2012

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