Sam Noir: Samurai Detective #1

September 25, 2006 | Comics


Sam Noir: Samurai Detective #1 (of 3)
Manny Trembley & Eric A. Anderson
Image Comics
$3.40/$2.99 US
**** (out of five)

“Why does every sad story have to start with a dame?”
With that line we are introduced to Sam Noir: Samurai Detective and get instantly swept up in the case of his life: Who killed the girl he loves and why?
After Jasmine, the girl Sam has been anonymously hired to shadow (and whom he has fallen for) is shurikened down in cold blood right in front of him, the man in him seeks revenge, while the detective in him tries to find out who did it and why.
The first chapter is so vivid you’ll swear you can see the red blood spray — and it’s a black-and-white book!
With an unusual, but seamless, combining of genres, creators Manny Trembley & Eric A. Anderson have fused Sam Spade and Lone Wolf into a sword-swinging gumshoe with an attitude and placed him in a story that’ll have you turning pages faster than a katana through a bad guy’s gut.

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