Posts Tagged ‘crime’

Liar’s Kiss by Eric Skillman and Jhomar Soriano

Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 9:00 AM
While Vertigo has made a strong push as of late with its own Vertigo Crime imprint (see Rat Catcher) and Dark Horse recently published an anthology aptly titled Noir in 2009, the results across the board and publishing spectrum are hit-and-miss.

A Sickness in the Family by Denise Mina and Antonio Fuso

Posted by on December 9th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Denise Mina's new graphic novel, A Sickness in the Family, is based upon Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and the crumbling architecture of her native Glasgow becomes its dark psyche manifest. Around this scaffold, she assembles a typically grim mystery as a family finds their repressed secrets returning in a series of murders.

Richie Rich in the Back Room

Posted by on June 3rd, 2010 at 7:36 PM
Montreal police blotter: The strip club and the grenade launcher

Guttergeek review: NOIR

Posted by on December 20th, 2009 at 7:38 AM

Noir: A Collection of Crime Comics (Dark Horse, 2009). $12.95, paperback.

After a tragic period of my life (let’s call them my twenties) during which I had drifted away from comics, it was the noir comics of the 1990s that

Welcome to and Oh, By the Way, A Brief History of Comics Criticism While I’m At It

Posted by on December 14th, 2009 at 1:42 AM

I have been advised that I should welcome everyone to the shiny new digital incarnation of The Comics Journal here at, and indeed I do, but all I could come up with in terms of an introduction-of-sorts were

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