In this episode Jay is joined by Paul Montgomery (IFANBOY.COM and the FUZZY TYPEWRITER podcast) and Joey Aulisio (MATINEEIDLES.COM and the CHEMICAL BOX podcast) to talk about crime fiction in comics, and some of the great titles you could try out.
Hardboiled PI fiction. With animals.
Noir, Crime and Social fiction set on a Native American reservation. Best comic currently on the go? Quite possibly.
The story starts with volume one, INDIAN COUNTRY, ISBN 978-1845766764
What Eliot Ness did next.
Sergio Leone-inspired street level crime stories.
Female PI. With superpowers. And great dialogue.
One of the best comics of the last ten years.
Cops + Superpowers + Dialogue = Fun.
The story starts with the murder mystery WHO KILLED RETRO GIRL? ISBN 978-1582406695
Noir anthology series. Very accessible. One of the best titles out there. The omnibus is a sound investment ISBN 978-0785142294
TORPEDO and WEST COAST BLUES
European Mob Noir
Coney Island Crime Noir, evokes a lighter side of Goodis.
Richard Stark Comic. Nuff said.
Rockford-style PI story. All four issues may still be available at your local comic story if you ask reeeeeal nice. The hardback collected edition will be out early next year.
New series, too early to say but looks like a cool vigilante-style story. Check your local comic store.
Paul and Jay also discuss the novels of Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, Charlie Huston and Ken Bruen.
The music this week is a fun mix. We kick off with the classic Peter Gunn theme, one of crime fiction’s best tunes, before a little of the Black Keys and the sadly defunct Bash & Pop.
More to come!
The next episode will be more chat from Paul, Joey and Jay. We’re talking more crime comics, some film and TV, and a triple threat match between Joey, Jay and Frank Miller.
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