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    Default Can anyone recommend me some crime/noir comics?

    Hey guys, firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong board, just not really sure where it should go. I've been really into street level / crime / noir comics as of late, but I'm not really sure what is out there. I'm a huge fan of Brubaker's work, Criminal / Incognito / Fatale, and I love the Sin City books. I also started reading Near Death this month, which I loved. I'm gonna pick up the Gotham Central books when I can, but apart from that, I'm kinda stuck. Does anyone have any suggestions for ongoings / trades that might suit my tastes?

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    Blue Estate from Image is one that might be under your radar

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    Blacksad
    Green River Killer
    Monster
    Richard Stark's Parker
    Torso
    She Died in Terrebonne
    Fell
    Borderlines
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    Filthy Rich
    Stray Bullets
    The Hunter
    Fell
    Last Days of American Crime
    Stumptown
    A History of Violence
    Global Frequency

    Also maybe worth checking out some "street level" superheroes such as Daredevil (the Bendis and Brubaker runs) or Punisher (Ennis' Punisher Max or Ruckas current series)

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    Stumptown was one of my favorite minis in recent years. I was actually going to recommend this before I saw it already had been.
    Filthy rich was also really good, as was all the Vertigo Crime imprint that I have come across so far.
    A History of Violence is definitely better than the movie, and illustrated by one of my favorite comic artists.
    Blacksad was so awesome. The art is beautiful.
    Blue Estate is one of my current favorites.

    Based on all this I'd say the guys above have great taste in comics, I'd like to check out anything they recommended that I haven't read yet. In fact, Stray Bullets and Green River Killer were already on my list
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    I haven't started reading it yet, but I believe Scalped falls into this category and it's highly acclaimed.
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    FORGIVE ME FATHER issues 1-3 and/or THE GUN, both by Creature Entertainment

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    Quote Originally Posted by dupont2005 View Post
    I haven't started reading it yet, but I believe Scalped falls into this category and it's highly acclaimed.
    definately, Scalped is excellent.

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    'Powers' kinda falls into the category, if not Noir than definitely crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dupont2005 View Post
    Stumptown was one of my favorite minis in recent years. I was actually going to recommend this before I saw it already had been.
    Filthy rich was also really good, as was all the Vertigo Crime imprint that I have come across so far.
    A History of Violence is definitely better than the movie, and illustrated by one of my favorite comic artists.
    Blacksad was so awesome. The art is beautiful.
    Blue Estate is one of my current favorites.

    Based on all this I'd say the guys above have great taste in comics, I'd like to check out anything they recommended that I haven't read yet. In fact, Stray Bullets and Green River Killer were already on my list
    Man, I think A History of Violence may be the only movie that I've ever thought was better than the book...hmmm, maybe I should read the comic again.

    Someone already mentioned Green River Killer, but I second that! Best comic I read all year!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgiff View Post
    Man, I think A History of Violence may be the only movie that I've ever thought was better than the book...hmmm, maybe I should read the comic again.

    Someone already mentioned Green River Killer, but I second that! Best comic I read all year!!!
    Another vote for Green River Killer great book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark-Flux View Post
    Filthy Rich
    Stray Bullets
    The Hunter
    Fell
    Last Days of American Crime
    Stumptown
    A History of Violence
    Global Frequency

    Also maybe worth checking out some "street level" superheroes such as Daredevil (the Bendis and Brubaker runs) or Punisher (Ennis' Punisher Max or Ruckas current series)

    Certainly agree about those two Punisher runs.

    You (OP, not Darkflux) mentioned you like Ed Brubaker's work (Incognito, etc)... so you've probably read Sleeper already.... if not, highly recommended.

    Although I've not read it yet (I will!), it must be worth checking out Alan Moore's "From Hell". Many believe its the maestro's best work, so it must surely be a tremendous read.

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    IDW's Parker adaptations: The Hunter, The Outift, and the forthcoming The Score. Slayground is set for a 2013 release.

    The original noir bad ass. Read them!
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    I will recommend Murder Book by Ed Brisson. Here's a link:

    http://edbrisson.storenvy.com/

    I didn't even know there was a book 3 out, so I'm going to place an order myself! I would suggest the crime combo pack for $15 as you get Murder Book #1 and #2 as well as the crime anthology Acts of Violence featuring 4 different writers...it's good...I own it.

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    Shameless plug, but I have a crime noir OGN currently available via Kickstarter. It's a mixture of Chew meets Terriers, with the look of Drive.

    You can visit the Kickstarter page here to get a full synopsis and check out the art.

    Also, you can read the first 13 pages, for free, right here.
    Hoax Hunters #1 order code: MAY120521 (releases July 5) http://hoaxhunterscomic.blogspot.com/

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