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Philadelphie, années 1950. Une chambre d'hôtel, la nuit. Assis dans un fauteuil, un homme attend, un revolver à la main. Il s'appelle Slick et guète l'arrivée de Caprice, la femme qui l'a trahi. En ouvrant la porte, Caprice comprend aussitôt : il est venu pour se venger. Quelques mois plus tôt, Slick a loupé un casse. Il doit de l'argent à son commanditaire, Rex, un boss d Philadelphie, années 1950. Une chambre d'hôtel, la nuit. Assis dans un fauteuil, un homme attend, un revolver à la main. Il s'appelle Slick et guète l'arrivée de Caprice, la femme qui l'a trahi. En ouvrant la porte, Caprice comprend aussitôt : il est venu pour se venger. Quelques mois plus tôt, Slick a loupé un casse. Il doit de l'argent à son commanditaire, Rex, un boss de la mafia irlandaise. Ce dernier compte bien épouser Caprice, danseuse dans sa boite de nuit, après avoir éliminé Slick du paysage. Mais il s'est passé quelque chose entre Caprice et Slick. Il y a longtemps déjà, bien avant toute cette histoire. Ils étaient tombés amoureux. Et maintenant, ils jouent avec le feu... Inspiré par les films noirs américains des années 1950, Enrico Marini signe avec Noir burlesque un polar sombre à souhait, peuplé de femmes fatales et baigné de sensualité, où le crime et la violence se nourrissent de la jalousie et des trahisons.


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Philadelphie, années 1950. Une chambre d'hôtel, la nuit. Assis dans un fauteuil, un homme attend, un revolver à la main. Il s'appelle Slick et guète l'arrivée de Caprice, la femme qui l'a trahi. En ouvrant la porte, Caprice comprend aussitôt : il est venu pour se venger. Quelques mois plus tôt, Slick a loupé un casse. Il doit de l'argent à son commanditaire, Rex, un boss d Philadelphie, années 1950. Une chambre d'hôtel, la nuit. Assis dans un fauteuil, un homme attend, un revolver à la main. Il s'appelle Slick et guète l'arrivée de Caprice, la femme qui l'a trahi. En ouvrant la porte, Caprice comprend aussitôt : il est venu pour se venger. Quelques mois plus tôt, Slick a loupé un casse. Il doit de l'argent à son commanditaire, Rex, un boss de la mafia irlandaise. Ce dernier compte bien épouser Caprice, danseuse dans sa boite de nuit, après avoir éliminé Slick du paysage. Mais il s'est passé quelque chose entre Caprice et Slick. Il y a longtemps déjà, bien avant toute cette histoire. Ils étaient tombés amoureux. Et maintenant, ils jouent avec le feu... Inspiré par les films noirs américains des années 1950, Enrico Marini signe avec Noir burlesque un polar sombre à souhait, peuplé de femmes fatales et baigné de sensualité, où le crime et la violence se nourrissent de la jalousie et des trahisons.

30 review for Noir Burlesque 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Corrie

    Noir Burlesque (Part 1) by Enrico Marini. “Philadelphia, 1950s. A hotel room, at night. Sitting in an armchair, a man waits, a gun in his hand. His name is Slick and he is waiting for Caprice, the woman who betrayed him, to arrive. When he opens the door, Caprice understands at once: he has come for revenge. A few months earlier, Slick missed a heist. He owes money to his sponsor, Rex, a boss of the Irish mafia. The latter intends to marry Caprice, a dancer in his nightclub, after having eliminat Noir Burlesque (Part 1) by Enrico Marini. “Philadelphia, 1950s. A hotel room, at night. Sitting in an armchair, a man waits, a gun in his hand. His name is Slick and he is waiting for Caprice, the woman who betrayed him, to arrive. When he opens the door, Caprice understands at once: he has come for revenge. A few months earlier, Slick missed a heist. He owes money to his sponsor, Rex, a boss of the Irish mafia. The latter intends to marry Caprice, a dancer in his nightclub, after having eliminated Slick from the scene. But something happened between Caprice and Slick. A long time ago, long before this whole story. They fell in love. And now they are playing with fire... Inspired by the American films noirs of the 1950s, Enrico Marini signs with Noir burlesque a dark detective story, populated by femme fatales and bathed in sensuality, where crime and violence are fed by jealousy and betrayal.” Love, love, LOVE the artwork! It really captures the time period and the whole noir feel. Can’t wait for part 2. 5 Stars

  2. 4 out of 5

    Shankar

    Excellent pulp fiction....well illustrated ....

  3. 4 out of 5

    Poptart19 (the name’s ren)

    4 stars (This review is for part 1 only) A noir tale of gangsters, star-crossed love, burlesque, & a lone wolf MC. The story is interesting, the characters are decent, & the art is pretty awesome! [What I liked:] •The characters are pretty good. Caprice deserves some more character development, but Terry is a pretty compelling character. Yes, he kinda fits the cliché of a tough & angst-ridden loner, but he doesn’t feel flat & I’m curious to find out more about him. •I love the art! Most of the p 4 stars (This review is for part 1 only) A noir tale of gangsters, star-crossed love, burlesque, & a lone wolf MC. The story is interesting, the characters are decent, & the art is pretty awesome! [What I liked:] •The characters are pretty good. Caprice deserves some more character development, but Terry is a pretty compelling character. Yes, he kinda fits the cliché of a tough & angst-ridden loner, but he doesn’t feel flat & I’m curious to find out more about him. •I love the art! Most of the panels are in sepia monochrome so it feels like watching a black & white film noir, but there are little pops of color (Caprice’s red hair, lipstick, a red car, a red dress, cigarette cherries, etc.) that add drama & glamour. I also love how detailed the art is! The fashion, urban skylines, interiors, weapons, vehicles…they all look very realistic, & the art captures the feel of the early 50’s era. •There are so many plot points that have been introduced that I want to know more about. I hope they are successfully pulled together in the next (& I believe last) issue. I’m particularly interested in what’s going on with Terry’s sister & b-i-l, & about his relationship with Detective Connelly (a clean cop & Terry’s childhood friend). [What I didn’t like as much:] •It’s to be expected considering the genre, but there is a lot of gratuitous violence. •It’s unclear what European war Terry volunteered for…at first I guessed he meant the Spanish civil war since Caprice says he volunteered & didn’t have to go, but that wouldn’t fit the timeline. This is set in 1950 (at least, The Asphalt Jungle is shown to be playing in theaters, & it came out that year). Caprice says Terry left her 7 years ago, so in 1943, which would be WWII…but by 1943 the US was well involved in the war & people were being drafted. Even if Terry didn’t volunteer, he probably would’ve been drafted. Not to mention there was social stigma for people who didn’t volunteer. So Caprice’s resentment seems a bit out of proportion. CW: physical violence, murder, infidelity [I received an ARC ebook copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Thank you for the book!]

  4. 4 out of 5

    Manfred Moonlight Ackermann

    Rare que je lise une BD aussi proche de sa date de sortie. Même après plus de 25 ans fan de BD, parfois achetées rapidement, mais je prends toujours mon temps. Cette fois-ci, j'ai attrapé le livre à la bibliothèque, et je dois le rendre une semaine plus tard. Ne trainons pas ! De toutes manières, j'ai terriblement envie de le dévorer. Car j'adore le graphisme de Marini, notamment ses dessins de femmes sont magnifiques. Cf Rapaces, cette série dont on se rappelle principalement pour les merveille Rare que je lise une BD aussi proche de sa date de sortie. Même après plus de 25 ans fan de BD, parfois achetées rapidement, mais je prends toujours mon temps. Cette fois-ci, j'ai attrapé le livre à la bibliothèque, et je dois le rendre une semaine plus tard. Ne trainons pas ! De toutes manières, j'ai terriblement envie de le dévorer. Car j'adore le graphisme de Marini, notamment ses dessins de femmes sont magnifiques. Cf Rapaces, cette série dont on se rappelle principalement pour les merveilleux dessins. Bref, ici, c'est aussi le thème central, dans l'ambiance des Etats-Unis période années 50. Tout est fait en noir et blanc (variations de gris) avec en plus un rouge prédominant, rendant le dessin lui-même très sexy. Le papier est lui-même d'excellente qualité, un plaisir. Au niveau de l'histoire, bon ... ce n'est "que" le tome 1. Donc c'est vraiment plaisant, ça pose les bases, mais ça ne révolutionne rien. Pour tout amateur de cette ambiance de film noir, tout s'y retrouve. C'est joliment fait, un bel hommage. Mais ... on attend maintenant impatiemment le tome 2 pour voir si cela va aller dans un pur diptyque hommage au genre, ou bien si on va vers une histoire qui va se révéler surprenante et la rendre culte par la même occasion. Quoi qu'il en soit, on passe un pur moment de plaisir, excellent de bout en bout, graphiquement au top. Vive les femmes fatales, la violence , les bandits etc … ce qui nous donne ce beau polar, classique mais magnifique.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Musical_literature_of_vannah

    Seulement 3 étoiles car l'histoire est tellement vue et revue. J'ai beau adorer le style film noir... je n'ai qu'un goût de réchauffé dans la bouche. Les étoiles sont surtout là pour les dessins de Marini, qui sont magnifiques. En dehors de ça, bah y'a rien d'extraordinaire... Seulement 3 étoiles car l'histoire est tellement vue et revue. J'ai beau adorer le style film noir... je n'ai qu'un goût de réchauffé dans la bouche. Les étoiles sont surtout là pour les dessins de Marini, qui sont magnifiques. En dehors de ça, bah y'a rien d'extraordinaire...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ije the Devourer of Books

    Definitely noir and certainly a good read with good graphics that manage to convey the grit, the guns and the girl, as well as the grudges. When Slick returns home after fighting in the war, his girl the beautiful Caprice is gone and is now the girlfriend of the local mafia boss, his brother owes the mafia a whole pile of cash and the local detective is after Slick because Slick might be able to help him take down the mob, but does Slick really want to? Slick is no angel and he knows what he wan Definitely noir and certainly a good read with good graphics that manage to convey the grit, the guns and the girl, as well as the grudges. When Slick returns home after fighting in the war, his girl the beautiful Caprice is gone and is now the girlfriend of the local mafia boss, his brother owes the mafia a whole pile of cash and the local detective is after Slick because Slick might be able to help him take down the mob, but does Slick really want to? Slick is no angel and he knows what he wants but first he has to work out a way to get it. This graphic novel gets off to a great start and definitely conveys darkness, flawed characters and morally questionable motives. There are no real heroes here (except the cat) but almost immediately the reader is drawn to Slick, waiting to find out how he will negotiate or shoot his way out of the web that he finds himself in. This is a story of gangs, grudges and guns all packaged into a graphic novel that manages to capture the darkness for the reader. This is the first volume and I shall definitely wait for the next. Copy provided by Europe Comics via Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    This shows the visual craft to explain why the creator has been let loose on Batman, but boy this is a stodge of stereotypes and cliches. Black and white and red all over, this stylish noir has all the relevant look – the right cars and city-scapes, and especially the lead woman – but is so lumpenly forming something out of the most obvious cliches possible, you're kind of duty-bound to buy the second half (when it even exists) to see if it was worthwhile. Gorgeous moll beholden to the Crime Lor This shows the visual craft to explain why the creator has been let loose on Batman, but boy this is a stodge of stereotypes and cliches. Black and white and red all over, this stylish noir has all the relevant look – the right cars and city-scapes, and especially the lead woman – but is so lumpenly forming something out of the most obvious cliches possible, you're kind of duty-bound to buy the second half (when it even exists) to see if it was worthwhile. Gorgeous moll beholden to the Crime Lord, yet still boffing our anti-hero when she can? Demands of one-last-job? None of this is in any way new – so far...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sanna G. Ståhl

    This story for sure had and HAS some potential. The characters are quite interesting and the plot is intriguing. …But to be honest I found it a bit confusing as well. Some characters were mentioned that the reader knows nothing about and I couldn’t quite decide if I wanted the two main characters together or not. Sure they have a past but we barely saw anything of it. I did like the art style even though it is very different from other graphic novels I’ve read. It’s black, white and red which re This story for sure had and HAS some potential. The characters are quite interesting and the plot is intriguing. …But to be honest I found it a bit confusing as well. Some characters were mentioned that the reader knows nothing about and I couldn’t quite decide if I wanted the two main characters together or not. Sure they have a past but we barely saw anything of it. I did like the art style even though it is very different from other graphic novels I’ve read. It’s black, white and red which really makes the last color POP. All in all I think this was worth reading and I will probably pick up part two! This review copy was sent to me by NetGalley but this review is not biased in anyway.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mazzar

    Un dibujo excelente, muy bien cuidado, un guión muy típico del estilo Noir, queda todo muy abierto en este primer tomo.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Manon

    A beautiful graphic novel, entirely in black and white with the occasional pop of red, filled to the brim with classic noir tropes and motifs. A hardboiled crook with cops and mob bosses on his tail? You got it. A redheaded femme fatale with a soft spot for crooked men? You got it. Names like Rex, Punchy, Slick, Sharky, and Butcher? This is your book. A little predictable due to the noir tropes, but still worth a read for those who like the genre. An enjoyable and well-illustrated story. This is A beautiful graphic novel, entirely in black and white with the occasional pop of red, filled to the brim with classic noir tropes and motifs. A hardboiled crook with cops and mob bosses on his tail? You got it. A redheaded femme fatale with a soft spot for crooked men? You got it. Names like Rex, Punchy, Slick, Sharky, and Butcher? This is your book. A little predictable due to the noir tropes, but still worth a read for those who like the genre. An enjoyable and well-illustrated story. This is Part 1, and I hope to see it continue in Part 2. [Content warning: This is an 18+ book due to explicit nudity and violence.] Thank you to Europe Comics and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for this honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mademoiselle_jn

    Les illustrations sont absolument magnifiques, l'ambiance gangster, pulp fiction est bien au rendez-vous, mais l'histoire est malheureusement réchauffée et déjà vue. Les illustrations sont absolument magnifiques, l'ambiance gangster, pulp fiction est bien au rendez-vous, mais l'histoire est malheureusement réchauffée et déjà vue.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Elfo-oscuro

    Estoy entre 3 o 4 estrellas porque el dibujo está muy bien conseguido con acuarela y al ser más de acción y muy visual (sobretodo de una bella mujer) con entornos de los años 50 lo vas a leer el tirón y lo vas a disfrutar peeero, pocas sorpresas te da, ya imaginas lo que va a ir pasando antes de verlo. Espero que el 2' volumen tenga mejor historia Estoy entre 3 o 4 estrellas porque el dibujo está muy bien conseguido con acuarela y al ser más de acción y muy visual (sobretodo de una bella mujer) con entornos de los años 50 lo vas a leer el tirón y lo vas a disfrutar peeero, pocas sorpresas te da, ya imaginas lo que va a ir pasando antes de verlo. Espero que el 2' volumen tenga mejor historia

  13. 4 out of 5

    Els

    Noir Burlesque, door Enrico Marini ‘Ik twijfel. Zal ik je kussen of vermoorden?’ Noir Burlesque is een nieuw 2-delig verhaal dat zich afspeelt in het na-oorlogse New York. We maken kennis met Terry B. Cole, alias Slick, voormalig agent en nu van het rechte pad afgedwaald en actief in de rauwe onderwereld. Hij overvalt juwelierszaken om zijn schulden af te betalen bij Rex Mokinky, eigenaar van de gelijknamige nachtclub. Rex is de verloofde van Debbie Hollow, alias Caprice, het voormalige liefje va Noir Burlesque, door Enrico Marini ‘Ik twijfel. Zal ik je kussen of vermoorden?’ Noir Burlesque is een nieuw 2-delig verhaal dat zich afspeelt in het na-oorlogse New York. We maken kennis met Terry B. Cole, alias Slick, voormalig agent en nu van het rechte pad afgedwaald en actief in de rauwe onderwereld. Hij overvalt juwelierszaken om zijn schulden af te betalen bij Rex Mokinky, eigenaar van de gelijknamige nachtclub. Rex is de verloofde van Debbie Hollow, alias Caprice, het voormalige liefje van Slick. Wanneer tussen Caprice en Slick de oude liefde weer opflakkert gaan de poppen aan het dansen. Zoals de titel treffend weergeeft wordt het verhaal gebracht als een typische film noir uit de jaren 40 en 50: gangsters met Borsalino-hoeden, het nachtleven met mooie vrouwen, de duisternis met zijn rauwheid,… Rekeningen worden vereffend, niet alleen letterlijk maar ook figuurlijk, met daarbijbehorend steevast (eigen aan het genre) de dialogen doorspekt met snedige oneliners. Marini brengt als toegevoegde waarde de kleur rood in dit zwart-wit verhaal. Deze extra toets staat zowel voor passie als voor gevaar. Randfiguren als Punch, Butcher, Sharky en Crazy Horse maken dit gangsterepos compleet. Hoewel de reeks Torpedo 1936 van Bernet (zopas als integrale verschenen) nog meer grofgebekt en rauwer uit de hoek komt, is Noir Burlesque meer dan geslaagd te noemen. De grote platen zijn visueel aantrekkelijk en het verhaal bouwt een spanning op die doet verlangen naar deel 2. Nog voor dit volgende deel verschijnt lees ik met plezier de smakelijke oneliners graag een keer opnieuw!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Emmie (Lady Whistlebooks)

    🇺🇸/ // 🇧🇷 3.5 burlesque stars With impeccable black and white art with red highlights, Marini presents us with a comic full of action and sensuality, but it lacks emotion. "Noir Burlesque" in its first volume, follows Slick when a heist goes wrong and he ends up in trouble with local mob boss Rex. However, their feud ends up going further when Slick discovers that an old love from the past, the seductive Caprice, in addition to being the main act of Rex's club, is also engaged to him. In a plot of p 🇺🇸/ // 🇧🇷 3.5 burlesque stars With impeccable black and white art with red highlights, Marini presents us with a comic full of action and sensuality, but it lacks emotion. "Noir Burlesque" in its first volume, follows Slick when a heist goes wrong and he ends up in trouble with local mob boss Rex. However, their feud ends up going further when Slick discovers that an old love from the past, the seductive Caprice, in addition to being the main act of Rex's club, is also engaged to him. In a plot of passion, crimes, lust, jealousy and betrayal, we will follow an incredible scenario and illustrations, but with cliché, predictable and somewhat dry dialogues. Still, "Noir Burlesque" doesn't fail to entertain and instigate the reader to keep reading and I confess that I'm looking forward to seeing how this story unfolds! This work is not recommended for anyone under 18: it contains explicit content such as death, nudity and sex. I've read and reviewed an advanced copy of this comic. All thoughts and opinions are mine. **************************** 3.5 estrelas burlescas Com artes impecáveis preto e branco com destaques em vermelho, Marini nos apresenta uma comic repleta de ação e sensualidade, mas peca no quesito emoção. "Noir Burlesque" em seu primeiro volume, acompanha Slick quando um assalto dá errado e ele acaba com problemas com o chefe da máfia local, Rex. Contudo, a rixa dos dois acaba indo mais longe quando Slick descobre que um antigo amor do passado, a sedutora Caprice, além de ser o ato principal do clube de Rex também é sua noiva. Numa trama de paixão, crimes, luxúria, ciúmes e traição, vamos acompanhar um cenário e ilustrações incríveis, mas com diálogos clichês, previsíveis e um tanto secos. Ainda assim, "Noir Burlesque" não falha em entreter e instigar o leitor a continuar lendo e confesso que estou ansiosa para ver como essa história vai se desenrolar! Essa obra não é recomendada para menores de 18 anos: contém conteúdo explícito como morte, nudez e sexo. Eu li e resenhei uma cópia avançada desta obra. Todos os pensamentos e opiniões são meus.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Readwithethel

    Sympa mais pas révolutionnaire Mots Clés : bande-dessinée, crime, polar Les couleurs de cet album sont jolies. On est sur plein de nuances de gris avec juste une touche de couleur : le rouge. Ça donne un effet assez élégant, et peut être un peu sanglant, au récit. De plus, les dessins sont très beaux. Sinon, au niveau de l’histoire, j’ai bien aimé mais ce n’est pas non plus la bande-dessinée du siècle pour moi. On comprend clairement qu’une femme est au centre de ce tableau de violence. Ce premier Sympa mais pas révolutionnaire Mots Clés : bande-dessinée, crime, polar Les couleurs de cet album sont jolies. On est sur plein de nuances de gris avec juste une touche de couleur : le rouge. Ça donne un effet assez élégant, et peut être un peu sanglant, au récit. De plus, les dessins sont très beaux. Sinon, au niveau de l’histoire, j’ai bien aimé mais ce n’est pas non plus la bande-dessinée du siècle pour moi. On comprend clairement qu’une femme est au centre de ce tableau de violence. Ce premier tome est plein de mystères qui, j’espère, trouverons réponses dans le tome suivant. En tout cas, j’ai trouvé l’ambiance de ce thriller très bien faîte. Je recommande à ceux qui aiment bien ou veulent découvrir le style film noir 3/5 Merci Netgalley pour cette eCopie en échange de mon honnête opinion

  16. 4 out of 5

    Els

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Europe Comics for this arc copy of Noir Burlesque. This graphic novel had stunning grey scale and red illustrations that really fitted well with the gritty mood and atmosphere of this graphic novel. I really liked the art style, it was my favourite thing about this. It was a fast paced read and I finished reading it in one sitting. However it just wasn’t my cup of tea sadly. However, I found the plot weak and confusing. I would have liked to have seen more d Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Europe Comics for this arc copy of Noir Burlesque. This graphic novel had stunning grey scale and red illustrations that really fitted well with the gritty mood and atmosphere of this graphic novel. I really liked the art style, it was my favourite thing about this. It was a fast paced read and I finished reading it in one sitting. However it just wasn’t my cup of tea sadly. However, I found the plot weak and confusing. I would have liked to have seen more depth and detail about the protagonist and the other characters. It felt like I’d accidentally skipped to the second instalment in a series, rather than the first one. I won’t be reading any further instalments. Content warnings: This work is not suitable for anyone under 18. Explicit content such as death, violence, nudity and sex.

  17. 4 out of 5

    NoID

    Une très bonne BD noire, avec des truands testostéronés, du sexe, des coups et des gueules cassées, des flingues et des entourloupes. Un graphisme magnifique en noir et blanc rehaussé par du rouge avec un grand talent. Comme un hommage soigné au genre, tant pour le dessin – avec des femmes courbes et des hommes à la mâchoire d’enclume – que pour le scénar un peu ridicule et caricatural. Slick vient payer ses dettes à New-York après un séjour en Europe. Mais voilà, ce n’est que le premier tome. Que Une très bonne BD noire, avec des truands testostéronés, du sexe, des coups et des gueules cassées, des flingues et des entourloupes. Un graphisme magnifique en noir et blanc rehaussé par du rouge avec un grand talent. Comme un hommage soigné au genre, tant pour le dessin – avec des femmes courbes et des hommes à la mâchoire d’enclume – que pour le scénar un peu ridicule et caricatural. Slick vient payer ses dettes à New-York après un séjour en Europe. Mais voilà, ce n’est que le premier tome. Quelle déception lorsque je suis arrivé à la fin qui n’en était pas une. Il faudra patienter. Dommage ! https://www.noid.ch/noir-burlesque/

  18. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    I'm not an avid reader of noir fiction, certainly not noir crime fiction. But I'm a fan of all things from the 1920-1940s era, so I loved the comics. I really like Deb/Caprice. Might be crushing on her too LoL. Terry is too toxic masculinity for me. The rest was great. 1930s gang war, gritty city, shiny glossy burlesque, cabaret and bar, booze and sex, everything you'll find in a crime noir is here. Thank you, NetGalley and Europe Comics, for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest op I'm not an avid reader of noir fiction, certainly not noir crime fiction. But I'm a fan of all things from the 1920-1940s era, so I loved the comics. I really like Deb/Caprice. Might be crushing on her too LoL. Terry is too toxic masculinity for me. The rest was great. 1930s gang war, gritty city, shiny glossy burlesque, cabaret and bar, booze and sex, everything you'll find in a crime noir is here. Thank you, NetGalley and Europe Comics, for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

  19. 4 out of 5

    London

    You can almost smell the whisky and cigar smoke when you read this. The clink of glasses in a smoky bar while jazzy blues fills the air. If you are a fan of Public Enemies, Boardwalk Empire, and Live by Night, you will love this. It was a quick read but you feel immersed in the atmosphere of the 1920-1930's gangster lifestyle. The art is absolutely stunning and perfect for this style and story. I'm excited to read part 2! You can almost smell the whisky and cigar smoke when you read this. The clink of glasses in a smoky bar while jazzy blues fills the air. If you are a fan of Public Enemies, Boardwalk Empire, and Live by Night, you will love this. It was a quick read but you feel immersed in the atmosphere of the 1920-1930's gangster lifestyle. The art is absolutely stunning and perfect for this style and story. I'm excited to read part 2!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lucy

    A classic Noir graphic novel. This one has absolutely stunning art work, done almost entirely in black and white with just the occasional pop of red to highlight something important. The whole thing looks like an old black and white movie, and is gorgeous. This was an ARC provided by Netgalley, and this is my honest review.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ingrid Stephens

    Classical Noir. Excellent artwork. The choice of doing the graphic novel in black and white, with key items in color, predominantly red, made everything stand out with the realism of a 50's gangster movie. Thanks to @netgalley, Europe Comics, and Enrico Marino for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. Classical Noir. Excellent artwork. The choice of doing the graphic novel in black and white, with key items in color, predominantly red, made everything stand out with the realism of a 50's gangster movie. Thanks to @netgalley, Europe Comics, and Enrico Marino for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Bexa

    Such beautiful illustrations. I love this style and I love the pops of red every now and then, gorgeous. Storywise, it was fun, but seemed pretty standard for noir based work. I still really enjoyed it, but it had all the classic stereotypes. Hopefully I'll get to read part two. Copy provided by publisher Such beautiful illustrations. I love this style and I love the pops of red every now and then, gorgeous. Storywise, it was fun, but seemed pretty standard for noir based work. I still really enjoyed it, but it had all the classic stereotypes. Hopefully I'll get to read part two. Copy provided by publisher

  23. 4 out of 5

    Merlucito

    Thank you to netgalley for the ARC! I really liked this first volume! The story is very cool, I was hook from the beginning. The art style is great, I love the use of color, with all the sepia tones and the red standing out. I like noir-style comics, so this one was right in the spot for me. I hope I can read part two when it comes out!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Joao António

    Brings back that old idea of Noirs, and the art is quite good. Honestly, it is a good read, not special in any form, with a lot less mystery than the usual noirs, but a good read nevertheless. Even though the entire story could be told on a third of the pages.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Pippo067

    Un petit trois grâce aux dessins. Mais l'intrigue trop lisse et prévisible est totalement sans intérêt. Du déjà vu et revu. Tout comme son album précédent dédié à Batman on s'ennuie ferme. Vivement que Marini revienne à des personnages et des histoires plus inspirées. Un petit trois grâce aux dessins. Mais l'intrigue trop lisse et prévisible est totalement sans intérêt. Du déjà vu et revu. Tout comme son album précédent dédié à Batman on s'ennuie ferme. Vivement que Marini revienne à des personnages et des histoires plus inspirées.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Julls

    2.5

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gilwen

    Les dessins de Marini sont superbes, comme toujours, mais sinon l'histoire fait un peu réchauffé. Les dessins de Marini sont superbes, comme toujours, mais sinon l'histoire fait un peu réchauffé.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bookish Sophia

    This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review You want a story with gangs, forbidden lovers, bad cops, robbers, vengeance, debts? Noir Burlesque is the comic for you. Slick is back after Many years of leave and now he's returned to find his woman I the arms of his old friend- Rex. Now Rex wants his money paid up but Slick has other plans in mind. And it involves sneaking around with Rex's woman. I loved this so much. It was like watching a mafia story unfold. The drawing is beautiful This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review You want a story with gangs, forbidden lovers, bad cops, robbers, vengeance, debts? Noir Burlesque is the comic for you. Slick is back after Many years of leave and now he's returned to find his woman I the arms of his old friend- Rex. Now Rex wants his money paid up but Slick has other plans in mind. And it involves sneaking around with Rex's woman. I loved this so much. It was like watching a mafia story unfold. The drawing is beautiful with key characters having distinct red colours of hair, bags, clothing, lips etc. There's a 90s vibe you get from reading this monochromatic comic. It ends with such a cliffhanger you'd scream for more. Tw: sexual content and violence

  29. 4 out of 5

    Peter

    95 pages in a hardcover book, but story wise it feels like one modern comic. The story here could be told in 2 to 3 pages. But the art on all 95 pages is gorgeous. Marini has a lot of documentation and is really using it to show off his amazing talent. But I prefer his books where he collaborates with a writer.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nick

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