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Bad Mother #1: Christa Fausts Pulp Crime Tale Shows How Its Done

Bad Mother #1: Christa Faust's Pulp Crime Tale Shows How It's Done

Christa Faust is one of the best crime writers out there. She writes about working class women, sex workers, LGBTQ people, the marginalized women of society rather than the usual cops, detectives or ordinary middle-class men and women who fall into Hitchcockian situations. Her crime novels are tough, ruthless and bracing with a point of […]



Nightwing #44 Review: The Bleeding Edge of Cool

Nightwing #44 Review: The Bleeding Edge of Cool

It’s kinetic, gritty, and lends itself to the noir hybrid atmosphere of the comic There were a few panels, especially in the dark of the crime scene late in the comic, that forced me to stop and marvel at the elegance of the page composition I’m aware of how pretentious that sentence made me sound,[...]

Dry County #2 Review: A Dull Detective Story with

Dry County #2 Review: A Dull Detective Story with

Lou assumes her ex-boyfriend is responsible, and Lou and Rob begin searching South Florida for her whereabouts.[caption id="attachment_829295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dry County #2 cover by Rich Tommaso[/caption]Dry County wants to be a pseudo-noir mystery comic about a comic strip writer searching for his potential girlfriend over whom he’s completely enamored[...]

Analog #1 Advance Review: The Man Who Sold the Internet

Analog #1 Advance Review: The Man Who Sold the Internet

Louis.[caption id="attachment_822429" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Analog #1 cover by David O'Sullivan and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Analog presents a nice premise injected with noir vibes and a good lead if you can just get past the logic of said premise The comic, very smartly, is intentionally vague with what exactly happened, and it should probably leave it like that[...]


Batwoman #13 Review: An Effective Take on Subtle Superhero Horror

Batwoman #13 Review: An Effective Take on Subtle Superhero Horror

The world is given a lot of detail and fits the pseudo-noir tone to which the book aspires John Rauch’s color art adds that extra layer of darkness and ominous to make the book’s visuals really click There are a lot of dark shades to be balanced by the red in Kate’s costume.Batwoman #13 is[...]


Daredevil #598 Review: The City is Ablaze&#8230 with the Art of Muse-ic

Daredevil #598 Review: The City is Ablaze… with the Art of Muse-ic

I do wish they had kept the moniker “Vincent Van Gore”, though.This portion of “Mayor Fisk” pleasingly resembles a noir tale, with subversion and detective work being the main tool at Daredevil’s disposal This isn’t new, of course, but writer Charles Soule clearly has a strong grasp on how to best make this work with[...]

Vinegar Teeth #1 Review: Deputy Tentacle Monster at Your Service

Vinegar Teeth #1 Review: Deputy Tentacle Monster at Your Service

Guy Major’s darker and brown-centric color palette complements this visual design very well.Vinegar Teeth #1 is a fun and bizarre excursion into this pseudo-noir world that happens to have a monster It is a surreal read with complementary art, and I can easily recommend it It’s strangely absorbing, and you should check it out.[rwp-review-ratings id="0"] [rwp-review-form[...]

Daredevil #597 Review: The Fisk Administration

Daredevil #597 Review: The Fisk Administration

When Daredevil emerges, the shadows are heavy, and a pleasingly noir-esque style is on display Matt Milla’s color art coordinates well, brighter in the first portion and darker in the latter It looks great.Daredevil #597 takes a true-crime approach to the “Mayor Fisk” art not unlike the first season of the Netflix series It’s a[...]

Fighting Crime While Building A Corrupt Pension In This Is The Police

Fighting Crime While Building A Corrupt Pension In 'This Is The Police'

All without getting caught or making life worse for yourself.This Is The Police is an interesting mix of noir, simulator and story adventure After a lengthy intro about like as a cop, you start with a press conference where you choose your responses You then get to operate your force from your office using two[...]

Free On Bleeding Cool &#8211 Noir #1 By Gischler And Mutti

Free On Bleeding Cool – Noir #1 By Gischler And Mutti

To go along with their Mystery! Masks! Dynamite Pulps! promotion over on Storybundle, Dynamite has sent over the first issue of Victor Gischler and Andreas Mutti run on Noir. Prelude to Miss Fury! When thieves steal from other thieves it always causes problems, doesn't it? So when The Black Sparrow is hired to steal a mysterious "Moon Stone"[...]

As Close To True Crime As Noir Can Get &#8211 Bryce Carlson Talks HIT 1957

As Close To True Crime As Noir Can Get – Bryce Carlson Talks HIT 1957

The Hit series occupy an important place in comic fandom right now as a blend of heightened realism with true crime sensibilities and as all new stories that follow in the footsteps of major prose and film works in the noir genre The result is a comic that gets as close to true crime as[...]

Femme Fatales Reign Supreme In Jules Feiffers Kill My Mother

Femme Fatales Reign Supreme In Jules Feiffer's Kill My Mother

Welcome to Jules Feiffer’s noir-action-romance graphic novel Kill My Mother from Liveright Publishing (available now).An illustrator, playwright, Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist and once assistant to Will Eisner, Feiffer has had a long and prosperous career so far At age 85, he’s showing no signs of slowing down with his latest venture and first graphic novel[...]




Five Quick Questions With Miss Fury / Black Sparrow Writer Victor Gischler

Five Quick Questions With Miss Fury / Black Sparrow Writer Victor Gischler

As the Noir series featuring Miss Fury and The Black Sparrow continues, Rob Williams sat down with writer Victor Gischler to check in on the series and exactly what he's doing with Miss Fury.ROB WILLIAMS: Are you treating Marla Drake well, Mr Gischler?VICTOR GISHCLER: I think I am, but she sure is hell on the[...]