With last week's release of L.A. Noire -- the latest blockbuster video game from Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar Games -- there's been a sudden spike in interest in hard-boiled crime stories. Stand-up tough-guys dealing with corruption and vice, faithless lovers plotting murderous betrayals, and twisted secrets dragged into the light? Who wouldn't want to see more of that stuff?
And fortunately, those are all things that comics do very well. They may have been eclipsed by super-heroes, but comics and crime have gone together ever since EC comics put two staples into their books. Even the first adult-oriented graphic novel -- Arnold Drake, Leslie Waller and Matt Baker's It Rhymes With Lust -- was a noir-inspired crime story. So if you've been spending a little time tooling around Los Angeles in 1947 with detective Cole Phelps and found yourself wanting for more, ComicsAlliance has you covered. Today, we've picked out a few of Our All-Time Favorite Noir Comics!
Whenever music cognoscenti talk about sixties art-rockers The Velvet Underground, there's a saying they like to throw around: "The Velvet Underground didn't sell that many records, but everyone who bought a record started their own band
Following a brush with with death, resurrection and a stint policing the planet, Steve Rogers will return to wielding his Captain America shield this July in an all new Captain America #1. The super soldier's new
Returning in June with a brand new story is Criminal, the endlessly acclaimed ICON Comics crime series created by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. While always an essential and hugely rewarding read, the s
On sale this week is Incognito: Bad Influences #3 by the consistently excellent creative team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, creators of Sleeper and Criminal. Published by Marvel's ICON imprint for creator-owned comics, the Eisner-nomi
When last we saw Zack Overkill, the ex-super science villain turned reluctant vigilante hero of writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips' Incognito, he was heading off into the sunset in a flying car, the day saved, his life continuing to turn around for the better. But in the op
When readers put down the last issue of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Incognito," the super criminal turned office jockey in hiding turned quasi heroic vigilante Zack Overkill had his eyes on a brighter future without the burden of a secret identity
The relaunch and reorganization of the Avengers continues in "Secret Avengers" #2 by Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato, on sale June 30th! Check out a preview of the covers and a few interior pages after the jump.
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillip's Icon crime comic "Incognito" could soon be rendered decidedly less concealed. 20th Century Fox has picked up the story of Zack Overkill and could potentially propel the tale into a major motion picture franchise
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