Sunday, August 14, 2011
Noir: A Collection of Crime Comics
This is a fairly short volume published by Dark Horse Comics containing a dozen crime-related comic book stories and one illustrated prose story (the very good "Trustworthy" by Ken Lizzi). Not surprisingly since the authors include Gary Phillips, Ed Brubaker, Brian Azzarello, and David Lapham, most of the stories are pretty good. There were a couple that didn't make much sense to me, and I didn't care for those, but that's still a decent average. The art ranges from good to "I just don't get it", with Eduardo Barreto and Sean Phillips on the good end. Overall, this is an enjoyable anthology, and if you're a fan of crime fiction and/or graphic novels, you ought to check it out.