noir




Nightwing #44 cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire

Nightwing #44 Review: The Bleeding Edge of Cool

Nightwing saves a subway full of people from perishing due to their detonating cellphones. He contacts Batgirl about the problem, but she doesn’t have any leads for him to follow. Later, Dick responds to a murder that seems linked to this mysteriously malfunctioning technology. Nightwing #44 comes close to falling into the trap of a […]

Dry County #2 cover by Rich Tommaso

Dry County #2 Review: A Dull Detective Story with

Lou thinks things are moving forward with Janet when she mysteriously disappears, and her apartment is trashed. Lou assumes her ex-boyfriend is responsible, and Lou and Rob begin searching South Florida for her whereabouts. Dry County wants to be a pseudo-noir mystery comic about a comic strip writer searching for his potential girlfriend over whom […]

Analog #1 cover by David O'Sullivan and Jordie Bellaire

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

Jack is a man who trades in hardcopy information. Now privacy on the internet has been destroyed by a nebulous event in which Jack himself was involved, people pay good money to have information transferred through “paper boys” like Jack. The book opens with one such delivery going sideways, with three men cornering Jack on […]


Batwoman #13 cover by Dan Panosian

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

Batwoman returns to Brussels. Her sister, Beth Kane, has been kidnapped, possibly by Kate’s old flame Safiyah. Kate returns to her old home, where her mother and twin sister were killed, where her life spun out of control, and where the path to becoming Batwoman began. What will she find? This is a slow-burn comic, […]


Daredevil #598 cover by Dan Mora and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

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

Muse’s massive pro-hero graffiti begins to pop up in places across the city, and it is starting to run against Mayor Wilson Fisk’s hardline stance against vigilantes. This, naturally, enrages the former Kingpin. He wants Muse brought in, but Matt Murdock knows this could only end in a bloodbath with Muse. Matt hopes Daredevil can […]

Vinegar Teeth #1 cover by Troy Nixey and Guy Major

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

Police officer Archie Buckler was deep undercover in an operation to bring down one of Brick City’s most powerful crime lords when a mysterious monster appears from nowhere and eats his target. This ticks off Buckler. As it turns out, this monster can talk, and the mayor makes him Buckler’s new partner. He’s called Vinegar […]

Daredevil #597 cover by Dan Mora and Romulo Fajardo

Daredevil #597 Review: The Fisk Administration

Mayor Wilson Fisk makes a very big showing of appointing Matt Murdock, who has ardently and publicly opposed Fisk in the past, as Deputy Mayor of New York City. Foggy Nelson is baffled to find his close friend in this position, especially given the many clashes between Daredevil and the Kingpin in the past. Plus, […]


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 […]

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

This week brings the release, on April 29th of the second issue of the new series Hit 1957 from Bryce Carlson and Vanesa Del Rey at Boom! Studios. Readers have had ample opportunity to feast their eyes on the dark crime drama’s previous arc, Hit 1955, and even on the special “Pen & Ink” black […]

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

By Cameron Hatheway When you were younger, did you ever tell your mother that you hated her? That you wished she was dead? You might still feel the same way, and if that’s the case I’m sorry this article is reminding you how much you hate the woman who gave birth to you (and your […]


Red City From Image Is L.A. Confidential On Mars – Talking With Daniel Corey

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent for Bleeding Cool I had the pleasure of meeting Daniel Corey last November at the Long Beach Comic Con when he was promoting his Moriarty series. Since I was (and am) interested in stories with ties to the spies/espionage genre, he mentioned that Moriarty: The Dark […]


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 […]

Victor Gischler Talks Female Pulp Heroes And His New Series Noir

Victor Gischler’s career has been built around gritty/edgy  storytelling. 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 […]