Comics & Graphic Novels

Recent and Upcoming Comic & Graphic Novel Releases



  • Newburn
    Finally! An honest-to-goodness regular series starring an honest-to-goodness hard-boiled private eye! And what an eye! Ex-cop Easton Newsom has some very special clients–he’s the official investigator for organized crime in NYC,  cleaning up the messes and (hopefully) keeping the peace. Written by Chip Zdarsky, with amazing art by Jacob Phillips. (Series resumes September 2023).
  • From the Pit They Came | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    A one-off team-up, featuring Steve Niles’ Cal McDonald and David Dastmalchian’s Count Crowley. It’s two, two, two anti-social, maladjusted monster hunters in one! Fighting—what else?–a monster. At a fan convention!
  • Gotham City: Year One  | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    This  promising mini-series, set two generations before Bruce Wayne’s birth, stars Slam Bradley, the hardest-working private eye in the DC universe, who’s hired by to investigate the high profile abduction of infant Helen Wayne, the so-called “Princess of Gotham”—a crime which is already being dubbed the “kidnapping of the century.” It’s a noirish, brooding tale, all dark shadows and family secrets, with nods (so far) to the notorious Lindbergh kidnapping and Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon.(October 2022)
  • The Variants | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    SHE’S BACK! Jessica Jones, the super-powered, super-troubled private dick returns in a suitably gritty series scripted by Gail Simone and drawn by Phil Noto that just feels all kind of right. Sure, the spandex crowd are all over the place, but each issue bills it as a “A Jessica Jones Mystery,” promising a real return-to-roots. (Begins June 2022).



  • Where The Body Was | Buy the graphic novel
    A standalone hardcover from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Accirding to Ed, it’s “a crime story is about a bunch of characters who live on the same street, told through a bunch of overlapping perspectives and the endpapers are like a tribute to old mapback covers.” Among the cast of characters? A private eye looking for a runaway girl. I’m in. (December 2023)
  • Heroine Withdrawal  Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    Hard Case Crime delivers another tasty Ms. Tree collection, collecting more rock ‘em, sock ‘em action from arguably Chicago’s roughest, toughest private eye, reprinting Ms. Tree #18-27 and #29-31. (November 2023)
  • Noir Burlesque
    “An atmospheric, violent crime caper set in 1950s New York, with everything from femme fatales to double-crosses…”  Hopefully, that includes a private eye or two. Written and drawn by Enrico Marini, and coming from Titan/Hard Case Crime. (September 2023)
  • Murder by Mail
    It’s a game! It’s a comic book! It’s two, two, two kinds of fun in one! Murder by Mail is a fully interactive role-playing experience, where you get to play a private eye working for Illicit Investigations, Inc. in Cleaver County. You’re are presented with evidence from an unsolved murder case, and get to call in favors, interview suspects, and work the case. Each issue presents a new case. (Augusat 2023)
  • Homicide: The Graphic Novel, Part 1 | Buy the graphic novel
    The Wire creator David Simon and artist Philippe Squarzoni team up to present the first volume of this bold, gritty graphic novel adaptation of Simon’s 1991 true crime classic, which followed his year-long embedment with the Baltimore Police Department’s homicide unit. The book served for the inspiration for the acclaimed television show Homicide: Life on the Streets. (July 2023).
  • The Human Target, Volume 2 Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    The DC Universes legendary bodyguard Christopher Chance has 12 days to solve a murder—his own! It’s a nifty take on the classic noir flick DOA, and each issue of this 12-part mini-series (this includes the final six) counts down his death, issue by issue. Written by Tom King and illustrated by Greg Smallwood. (July 2023)
  • Jon Sable Masterstroke Omnibus Volume 1Mike Grell’s legendary action hero’s journey from the African plains to the concrete jungle of New York returns, in this pricey super-sized “Masterstroke Edition,” remastered and recolored, reprinting the first 13 issues of the indie comic classic Jon Sable Freelance. (July 2023).
  • Stringer Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    Writer Patrick Kindlon  and artist Paul Tucker team up to deliver this taut and tight 1980s-set tale of a lowly racquet stringer/small-time dealer working a  tennis tour who ends up toting a gym bag of coke worth a half-a-million bucks across Europe. Seems various people want it back. Noir? It’s your serve… (June 2023).
  • Night Fever Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    Putting aside the worlds of Criminal and Ethan Reckless for a while, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips cough out a noirish nightmare for mild-mannered American businessman Jonathan Webb, lost and alone on a business trip to Europe, wandering the streets at night, unable to sleep. Until he meets the mysterious Rainer, who exposes Jonathan to the secrets of the night—and himself. STRANGER DANGER! (June 2023)
  • Bixby Grant, Private Eye
    Tomb It May Concern: A crowd-sourced graphic novel featuring the world’s first mummy detective! Written by Patrick Coyle and illustrated by Gonzalo Martínez. (April 2023)
  • American Criminal | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    Not a P.I book, but worth checking out. Colton Ward, a master thief who once specialized in ripping off other thieves, is forced by a rogue FBI agent to go undercover to help him take down a notorious crime boss, Magnuson, whose gang are planning a casino heist. Written by Benjamin Percy, with art by Michael “Alias” Gaydos. (March 2023)
  • The Variants | Buy the graphic novel
    Rounds up issues 1-5. Everyone’s favourite super-powered private eye, Jessica Jones, has a problem—the multiverse has dumped a shitload of alternate versions of herself on her and not all of them are friendly. (March 2023)
  • Finally! An English translation of French comic master Cloé Medhi’s acclaimed noirish tale of 11-year-old Mattia, who decides to look into the controversial death of a local fifteen-year-old, apparently killed by the police, as his neighbourhood seethes around him. (February 2023)
  • Noir Is The New Black Presents: Watson And Holmes
    Holmes and Watson reimagined as Black dudes in modern day Harlem. Collects the first five issues of the 2012-13 series by Karl Bollers and Rick Leonardi, with a new cover by Khary Randolph. (January 2023)
  • Detective Is Already Dead, Vol. 5 | Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    The popular manga returns (January 2023)
  • Cowboy Bebop: Supernova Swing | Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    Collects all four issues of the recent Titan series, inspired by the recent Netflix show. Written by Dan Watters, with art by Larmar Mathurin. (November 2022)
  • The Continental Op Buy the collection 
    I didn’t even know this was in the works. John K. Snyder III, whose work I first became aware of a few years ago with his masterful graphic novel adaptation of Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die, digs even deeper into the hard-boiled canon with this moody, twitchy (and spot-on) illustrated edition of Dashiell Hammett’s first five Continental OP short stories. It’s not a graphic novel, but check out those ten drop-dead gorgeous art plates.(November 2022)
  • Detective Is Already Dead, Vol. 4 (2020) | Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/Comixology it!
    Being the assistant to an eccentric detective is bad enough, but when your boss is dead? (October 2022)
  • Follow Me Down Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    The last installment in this outstanding series, The Ghost in You, had under-the-table eighties P.I. Ethan Reckless out of the action, stomping around San Francisco, allowing his long-suffering assistant Anna, to work a case on her own back in the City of Angels. And now we find out what Ethan was up to, and it’s a stone-cold heartbreaker. (October 2022)
  • The Human Target  Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    The DC Universes legendary bodyguard Christopher Chance has 12 days to solve a murder—his own! It’s a nifty take on the classic noir flick DOA, and each issue of this 12-part mini-series counts down his death, issue by issue. Written by Tom King and illustrated by Greg Smallwood. (September 2022)
  • Hit Me!  Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    Christa Faust’s noirish tumble into the world of a hooker, Lulu, with a real speciality: she gets paid by the bruise… and she likes it. Well, until she crosses paths with the Atlantic City mob.Collects the entire mini-series. (September 2022)
  • Newburn, Volume One Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    The very best monthly private eye comic around, featuring humourless but deadly efficient PI Easton Newburn who has a very selective list of clients: New Yorks myriad crime families. Collects the first eight issues. (September 2022)
  • Blacksad: They All Fall Down (Part One) Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    The world’s toughest cat P.I. is back, in possibly his biggest case yet, as he strives to protect a New York City union boss from the Mob, and various other malcontents. 
  • Criminal Macabre: Spirit of the Demon Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    A brand new Cal McDonald graphic novel by Steve Niles, with art by Szymon Kudranski. (August 2022).
  • Jinx Buy the graphic novel | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    Yet another roundup of  all of the original Jinx issues originally published by Caliber Press and Image Comics, featuring the trouble-bound Cleveland bounty hunter and her low-life pals, with an introduction by acclaimed comics creator David Mack and more than 60 pages of behind-the-scenes bonus material. (August 2022)
  • Tales of the Human Target | Kindle/ComiXology it!
    Four stories by Tom King that serve as a sort of prequel/interlude to his then-current Human Target series.

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