Home Tag "Noir"

Cthulhu, Samurai and Demons – Comicphiles

Hello, comic people! Hello non-comic people. This is another smoking hot, black-and-white, demon-ridden edition of Comicphiles.  I watched a western on Sunday and that got me on a Tarantino binge and now all I can think about is Detectives and pulpy fiction and bloody sword/gunfights. That Sunday night is the exact reason I could help myself […]

The Fade Out – Review

Now, more than ever, we’re aware of the background happenings of the opulent lives that the rich and famous are living. If they aren’t posting it on Instasnap or whatever, there’s some pervy paparazzo selling the information to the highest bidder. In The Fade Out, Ed Brubaker, Sean Philips and Elizabeth Breitweiser mix a little of James Ellroy‘s L.A. Confidential and Kenneth […]

Review: Neroy Sphinx: Back In The Game

Neroy Sphinx – Back In The Game is the latest comic from writer Daniel Whiston and artists Johnny McMonagle, James Kircough and Dave Thompson. It tells of a confidence trickster and thief. Well-paced and punctuated by comic scenarios, there are double-crosses and double-double crosses, feuds, foes and grudges. The story is of a noir in space whose anti-hero […]

Rewind: The Drop

Adapted from 2009 short story Animal Rescue by Dennis Lehane, The Drop (2014) is James Gandolfini‘s final film. Set in a neo-noir Brooklyn, the film tells of a bar, Cousin Marv’s, used by local gangs to launder and transfer money. One night, cousin Marv (Gandolfini) and bartender Bob (Tom Hardy) are closing up when two armed […]

Review: Detective 1945 #1

Take a war-addled lead character, put them in the firing range of post-World War II New York and have them investigate some of the most vulgar murders of the city. This is the simple outline of Detective 1945, a home-grown ongoing jaunt written by Lucy Shaw with art by Daryl _S_ and colours by Tommie […]