RARA-AVIS: Noir comics/graphic novels: 300

From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 19 May 2007

Mark wrote:

It's been a while since we've discussed comics/graphic novels and since I've visited a comic book store.  So what's recommended among recent ones?

************** I sat down and paged through 300 after seeing the movie. Not bad. Same guy who did Sin City, I think, but I can't recall his name. I noticed that the 300 movie did not follow the graphic novel frame-for-frame like Sin City. I think I preferred the movie. It had more cool fantasy creatures. Really state of the art in animation. There are a lot of scenes that it's hard to tell are animated.

As a footnote, I was somewhat surprised that they got away with the bad guy as a big effeminate black character. It was a stretch beyond politically correct.

I just now saw that the title of the thread was noir comics. 300 was way hardboiled with a bloody ending, but it wasn't noir.


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