RARA-AVIS: Re: speaking of hardboiled comics . . .

From: sherwood_foster ( sherwood_foster@yahoo.com)
Date: 31 Oct 2007

Brubaker's comic is titled CRIMINAL and is excellent. The single issues, still available at most comic shops, contain prose pieces focusing on noir films, among other things. There was a good one a couple of issues ago on "The Long Goodbye" :-)

More good Brubaker can be found in GOTHAM CENTRAL, a police procedural set in Gotham City. An excellent set of stories and worth checking out.

There are others to check out as well. Get to the comic shop and start browsing. Have fun!


--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Gonzalo Baeza" <gbaeza@...> wrote:
> Curt:
> How about Ed Brubaker's Coward (very Dan Marlowe-esque) and Bendis'
> Goldfish and Jinx. I believe those could give you a taste of what these
> writers are all about. Pure quality noir, especially Brubaker. If you
> have doubts, I suggest that you go to your nearest bookstore and read
> the first few pages (Coward should be in any of the big chain stores).
> BTW, I I should also mention 100 Bullets from Vertigo, probably the
> best crime comic in years. You should check it out too. I'm sure you'll
> enjoy it.
> -Gonzalo
> saddlebums.blogspot.com
> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Curt Purcell" <curtpurcell@>
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Gonzalo Baeza" <gbaeza@> wrote:
> > >
> > > While we are on the subject of noir comics, you should also give Ed
> > > Brubaker and Brian Michael Bendis a try.
> > >
> >
> > Thanks Gonzolo--any particular titles?
> >

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