Cruel and Unusual (comics)

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Cruel and Unusual
Cover to Cruel and Unusual #1. Art by John McCrea
Publication information
Publisher Vertigo
Format Mini-series
Publication date June – September 1999
No. of issues 4
Creative team
Created by Jamie Delano
Tom Peyer
John McCrea
Written by Jamie Delano
Tom Peyer
Penciller(s) John McCrea
Inker(s) Andrew Chiu
Letterer(s) Annie Parkhouse
Colorist(s) Digital Chameleon
Tatjana Wood
Editor(s) Cliff Chiang
Stuart Moore
Collected editions
Cruel and Unusual ISBN 0-9795939-2-1

Cruel and Unusual is a four-issue American comic book mini-series created in 1999 by Jamie Delano and Tom Peyer (writers), John McCrea (penciller) and Andrew Chiu (inker), and published by Vertigo.


America's struggling prison system is turned over to TV producers, who exploit everything possible for profit, making reality shows of the prisoners and even hosting live executions.

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected into a trade paperback: