Introspection with Cut-Man Comic Book Writer Alexander Banks-Jongman

By: Nicole D’Andria Cut-Man is described as “a love letter to noir and thriller cinema.” The six-issue mini-series is inspired by the works of Tom King (Mister Miracle, Vision), Scott Snyder (Batman), and Grant Morrison (Animal Man). It also takes inspiration from noir and thriller cinema, such as the works of David Fincher (Se7en and Gone Girl). We get a peek behind the introspective curtain of this digital-first title from creator/writer Alexander Banks-Jongman.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with RED WINTER: FALLOUT #1 – A Crime Noir Comic Book Thriller

By: Nicole D’Andria RED WINTER: FALLOUT #1 is the beginning of a sequel series to the crime noir story published by Scout Comics! I spoke with the creator/writer of the series, Michael Gordon (Transdimensional, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man), who is offering the entire first issue of the previous series here for people eager to jump into the series.

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Kickstart the Week with RED WINTER #1 – A Crime/Noir Comic Book Tale

By: Nicole D’Andria This time we’re showcasing a crime/noir comic book that takes place in the Russian criminal underworld. The beginning of a four-issue mini-series, Red Winter is made to appeal to fans of comic book scribes like Jason Aaron and Ed Brubaker, as well as prose writers like Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, and Charlie Huston. Red Winter begins with Eli Winter, a former NYPD Detective living in Moscow who’s now working for local crime boss Nikolai Dubrovsky as a fixer/bag man/enforcer. He’s looking into the destruction of one of…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Broderick

By: Nicole D’Andria This time on “Kickstart the Week(end)” we’re showcasing an original crime noir story, Broderick. Join the writer and artist as they talk about the Chicago underworld and its ties to their story. The creators say fans of Frank Miller’s Sin City, Brian Azzarello’s 100 Bullets, and Richard Stark’s Parker by Darwyn Cooke will enjoy Broderick. The series takes place during the 1940s in Chicago. The Chicago crime syndicate tries to kill Jack Broderick, a violent member of the underworld. When they fail, Broderick strikes back with a…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Robin Hood: Eons Edge #1

By: Nicole D’Andria Robin Hood meets cyberpunk in this Kickstarter for Robin Hood: Eons Edge #1. Along with some noir elements, this is Robin Hood as you’ve never seen him before. Learn more about the creators’ favorite interpretations of Robin Hood, their “Mobile Comic” and more in my interview with the creative team of Robin Hood: Eons Edge. In Neo London, a hooded vigilante is stealing from the elites and giving to the poor. The Android Security Force and a human detective are all trying to catch this mysterious man,…

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Kickstart the Week with the Black of Heart Graphic Novel

By: Nicole D’Andria This week’s Kickstarter is for the gritty noir thriller Black of Heart. The graphic novel has been given high praise by numerous industry celebs including Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, X-O Manowar) and James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Batman Eternal).  The Black of Heart graphic novel collects the five issues of the mini-series in one 180 page hardcover. The story takes place in 1949 New York City. Readers follow Detective Drake Harper, who is searching for the serial killer known as “The Vulture.” Along the way, Detective Harper…

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Red City #1 Review: A Million Tropes on a Planet Far Far Away

By: Nicole D’Andria Daniel Corey (Moriarty) tries to make this crime noir fresh and new by setting it in space. Can he pull it off or will the reader instead be trapped under a tirade of narration? After a Civil War among galaxies, Detective Cal Talmage is put in charge of finding a missing ambassador’s daughter in Mars Central, also known as Red City. However this simple “babysitting” job is much more complicated then it seems with gangsters and political conspiracies popping up. Red City may be the site of…

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