Having honed their collaborative craft on crime comics like Criminal, Incognito and Sleeper, writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips will reunite in 2012 for a new supernatural crime story, Fatale, at Image Comics. Fatale will reportedly draw from the duo's acclaime
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!
On sale from now from Top Shelf is Liar's Kiss, the debut graphic novel by writer Eric Skillman, whose work is likely to known to many ComicsAlliance readers in the form of his beautiful cover artwork and designs for The Criterion Collection. Working with artist Jhomar Soriano, Skillman processes his gifts for elegant and provocative visual presentations into a tight comic b
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
If you've enjoyed Sean Phillips' soft and gritty style in Incognito or Marvel Zombies, there's no reason at all that you shouldn't have already stumbled across his ever-expanding feed of sketches and watercolored side work. Even his simplest layouts and bare-bones planning stages are feasts for the eyes, especially if you're fascinated by behind-the-scenes looks at process. If you aren't, well, he's still got some Spider-Man and decapitat
Redemption is a tricky thing. How do people really atone for their transgressions? If it's really an eye for an eye, how could someone possibly make up for murder?
One of the greatest tropes in superhero comics is the villain-turned-hero. Though the meme showed up here and there in the earlier
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