Thursday, February 25, 2010


3 noir comics hit a nerve in recent months.

1. West Coast Blues by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jacques Tardi (FB)

2. Parker: The Hunter (Richard Stark's Hunter) by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

3. Torpedo by Enrique Sanchez Abuli, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jordi Bernet, and Alex Toth (IDW)

I first read Torpedo when Catalan released its editions in the 1980s, but reading it again today at one seating, this has stood the test of time. Also good to see Tardi being translated and published in English again.

These books remind me of my first visit to Bukit Merah library in the early 1980s and borrowing my first book from a public library. It was Dashiell Hammett's The Dain Course (1929).

Chao Ham Ham.

1 comment:

ampulets said...

Parker's Hunter is outstanding. Darwyn's illustration is amazing...thanks for the intro to it. :)