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Crime and Noir Stories

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Laura Hudson at Comics Alliance introduces a history of crime and noir comics. If this is your cup of tea, why not splash out on Paul Gravett’s superb ‘Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics‘, which features the Jack Cole story ‘Murder Morphine and Me’ by Plasticman Creator Jack Cole, from which the panel below is taken. Paul also writes a particularly insightful article on Art Spiegelman’s book on Cole, ‘Jack Cole & Plastic Man: Forms Stretched To Their Limits‘ that explores the connections between his work and suicide.


Once you have your crime-whistle suitably whetted, head on over to, register and download some gloriously copyright-free titles such as ‘Crime Must Pay The Penalty‘, ‘Men Against Crime‘ and ‘Crime Clinic‘.

Written by The Department of Illustration

August 20, 2009 at 8:57 pm

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