I can't tell you how many comics I've read in the past ten years that have tried and failed to achieve the sort of storytelling and atmosphere that Femme Noir gets just right. It's about as good as crime comics get these days, fine competition for my other favourite crime comic Criminal, with the added bonus that its tone and style are completely different. The Spirit may provide a bit of the inspiration for this series, but Mills and Staton take that inspiration and make something both new and familiar, something gorgeous to look at and wildly entertaining to read.Much more at the link above.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Still More Noir
Alan David Doane at Comic Book Galaxy has posted a very nice review of the first issue of Femme Noir: The Dark City Diaries at his site.