Synopses & Reviews
The biggest names in comics crime fiction assemble for an anthology of original tales of murder and deceit, presented in glorious black and white! Comics luminaries Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets
), Ed Brubaker (Criminal, Sleeper
), David Lapham (Stray Bullets
), Rick Geary (Treasury of Victorian Murder
), Chris Offutt (HBO's True Blood
), and Paul Grist (Kane
) show why they're masters of the genre, while newer talents like Jeff Lemire (Essex County Trilogy
), M. K. Perker (Cairo, Air
), and Alex de Campi (Smoke
) reveal their surprising dark sides.
Aided and abetted by some of the most gifted slatherers of thick, black India ink in the field, such as Sean Phillips (Criminal), Eduardo Barreto (Cobb), Dean Motter (Mister X), and more, this gang is headed straight for the bad parts of town, and you're invited along for the ride!
"Noir offers a fine sampling of who's who in striking black and white....Tonally, the stories range from grim to grimmer, but they showcase a thrilling variety, and while they don't all connect, there's scarcely a hardboiled cliché in sight. The future looks bright for darkness... (Grade: A-)" The Onion A.V. Club