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Inside Man: Doctor Who's Steven Moffat Creates Fun Dark Crime Drama
Inside Man is Steven Moffat's first original story for television for over a decade, a noir suspense thriller about murder Every second British drama is a crime show about murder, but what happens when an inveterate cleverclogs like Moffat decides to try his hand at it? The result is something that you think should be[...]
Newburn #7 Review: Gangland Murder
Newburn #7 builds up another noirish smash hit that is 100% worth a read RATING: BUY. Newburn #7 By Chip Zdarsky, Jacob Phillips The murder of a Yakuza boss could send the criminal world into chaos if Newburn can't find the killer before the cops do PLUS: in 'SPOOK-A-RAMA' from GILLY and LEE, Ronnie tries one last time[...]
Dark Winds: AMC Unveils Trailer & Key Art For Noir Thriller Series
AMC has released a trailer, along with key art, for their upcoming noir thriller series, Dark Winds, set to premiere on June 12th, 2022 By the looks of the art and the story to be told in this series, I'm beyond on board for it all. Source: AMC Dark Winds, based on the popular "Leaphorn & Chee" book[...]
Time Before Time #6 Review: Satisfies
When you get to the end of the issue, and you see how it all tied together, you'll have to give a respectful slow clap as the script from Rory McConville and Declan Shalvey elegantly swirls plot threads in and around each other until they get to a harsh but satisfying conclusion. Shalvey's artwork here is[...]
My Name
My Name is a noir thriller with action, and being K-Drama, it's always going to be extra in every department. My Name Still Netflix © 2021 My Name starts streaming on Netflix on October 15th. My Name, one of the major K-Dramas of this fall, is coming to Netflix on October 15th Han Soo-Hee plays a woman[...]
Time Before Time #4 Review: Noirish Sci-Fi Thrills
With noirish sci-fi thrills and a wonderfully intricate science fiction world built around them, this issue continues an engaging look at two people on the run. Time Before Time #4 Cover Credit: Image Comics Tatsuo is a criminal, working for the Syndicate as a time-traveling "coyote" that takes people from futures they hate to pasts they might[...]
Trese: VOD Panel on Filipino Anime at Anime Expo Lite 2021
The series has been trending on social media because there hasn't really been an anime quite like it, a combination of familiar supernatural noir tropes and Southeast Asian folklore that's unfamiliar to many people in the West. Still from "Trese", Netflix The panel will be posted by ABLAZE publishing, which publishes the Trese graphic novel series in[...]
Trese: Filipino Folklore and Cultural Details Trump Generic Animation
What's not to love about that? Supernatural noir in "Trese", Netflix The series draws on Filipino folklore and supernatural horror that feel fresh because Southeast Asian folklore is less familiar to Westerners Tan and Badisimo also find witty and inventive ways to update the supernatural and weave it into the fabric of modern urban life as metaphors[...]
Cliff Walkers: Zhang Yimou’s First Spy Thriller Gets New Trailer
Cliff Walkers has Zhang drawing on the "men in trenchcoats with guns" noir imagery of French director Jean-Pierre Melville for his first spy noir thriller. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nBitBEPxmcVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Cliff Walkers 《悬崖之上》International First Trailer| IN THEATERS APRIL 30, 2021 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nBitBEPxmc) Zhang's most recent U.S[...]
Nightwing #44 cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire
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 cover by Rich Tommaso
Lou assumes her ex-boyfriend is responsible, and Lou and Rob begin searching South Florida for her whereabouts. Dry County #2 cover by Rich Tommaso 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 The comic itself is a rather dull detective story[...]
Analog #1 cover by David O'Sullivan and Jordie Bellaire
Louis. Analog #1 cover by David O'Sullivan and Jordie Bellaire 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 All we know is[...]
Batwoman #13 cover by Dan Panosian
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 cover by Dan Mora and Romulo Fajardo Jr.
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 cover by Troy Nixey and Guy Major
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 cover by Dan Mora and Romulo Fajardo
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'
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 – 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 – 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 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 Taking[...]
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[...]
Victor Gischler Talks Female Pulp Heroes And His New Series Noir
Whether in his novels like Gun Monkeys or Go-Go Girls Of The Apocalypse or his comic work on anti-heroic characters like the Punisher and Deadpool, Gischler has always had a noir feel to his work Jai Nitz sat down and talked to the writer about his new pulp filled series Noir for Dynamite Entertainment. JAI NITZ:[...]