Publisher: Marvel Noir
Written by: Alexander Irvine
Illustrated by: Tomm Coker
Review by: Bill Jones
Effectively Marvel’s answer to the Vertigo Crime line, the publisher has opted to give its most famous superheroes a once over with the noir style rather than create entirely new properties. While the idea sounds like a fantastic chance for readers to see their favorite characters in a new light, or lack thereof, the results have thus far been a mixed bag.
Case in point, Daredevil Noir, a title many have pointed out to be quite redundant. Daredevil, after all, in his mainstream incarnation over the last three decades, largely credited to a revamp by Frank Miller, has already had quite a touch of the noir influence. The only thing that really changes in Daredevil Noir is that Hell’s Kitchen reverts to the 1930s. Instead of being lawyers, Matt Murdock and his partner Foggy are private detectives, and the art style gets an overhaul courtesy of Tomm Coker. (more…)