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Noir & Hardboiled

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message 1: by Chriss (new)

Chriss | 8 comments I'm always looking for new noir or hardboiled detective graphic novel titles.

On my shelf right now I've got:
Sam Noir: Samurai Detective
The Damned, vol 1, Three Days Dead
The Simping Detective

Anyone have any interesting recommendations for noir and hardboiled detective titles?



message 2: by Cullen (last edited Feb 13, 2008 10:16AM) (new)

Cullen | 3 comments Hey there! Have you tried Brubaker's CRIMINAL?

I'm glad you liked, THE DAMNED, by the way. That book was a lot of fun to write.


message 3: by Sadie (new)

Sadie (librarianwombat) | 6 comments I loved Fell by Warren Ellis/ illustrated by Ben Templesmith. The artwork is amazing (he did 30 Days of Night) and the story is really good too, very noir very hardboiled but without being cliche.


message 4: by Sean (new)

Sean Little (seanpatricklittle) I second Sadie. "Fell" is excellent, and if you're looking for something original in the noir vein, try the "Hatter M" series. I forget the writers, but Templesmith does the art. It's very unique and has a great fantasy noir edge.


message 5: by Bryan (new)

Bryan More pulp than noir, Sandman Mystery Theater creates excellent atmosphere with nice period detail. And the art is great.


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