Comics generally -- and the creative team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips specifically -- have heartily embraced the look and feel of noir in the past decade or so. Perhaps that's why Fantagraphics Books figured now would be the time to release a collection of the source material: some of the best noir film posters from the 1940s and 1950s.

Film Noir 101: The 101 Best Film Noir Posters from the 1940s-1950s, went on sale last month, with commentary on the posters from author Mark Fertig. The biggest fans of the genre have an opportunity this weekend to see an exhibit of all the art from the book at the Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery in Seattle.

The exhibition runs from September 13 to November 10, and kicks off Saturday with a reception. Fertig will be on-hand to sign books and give a slide-show talk.

Fantagraphics has a 17-page glimpse inside the book available on its website, but to whet your whistle, here's a video preview.