Gotham NoirGotham Noir is re-released this week. Any lover of Crime and Noir or Brubaker and Phillips should buy this.Gotham Noir follows the story of Jim Gordon, who is now a Private Eye. Like all Private Eyes he is also a Drunk who is down on his luck.Set in the 50s during the high-time of Noir, the story is typical Noir as well. The bigger reason I think the book is so fantastic is because it’s a Jim Gordon story. A lot of your favorite Batman characters still show up, including Batman himself.With this coming out again, for 8 dollars, it’s a must buy. This has been a Public Service Announcement for Comic and Crime lovers everywhere.

Gotham Noir

Gotham Noir is re-released this week. Any lover of Crime and Noir or Brubaker and Phillips should buy this.

Gotham Noir follows the story of Jim Gordon, who is now a Private Eye. Like all Private Eyes he is also a Drunk who is down on his luck.

Set in the 50s during the high-time of Noir, the story is typical Noir as well. The bigger reason I think the book is so fantastic is because it’s a Jim Gordon story. A lot of your favorite Batman characters still show up, including Batman himself.

With this coming out again, for 8 dollars, it’s a must buy. This has been a Public Service Announcement for Comic and Crime lovers everywhere.

Kickstarter: Sparrow and Crowe

We’ve talked about Kickstarter projects over on Paperkeg West. I thought I would start a new column showing off different Kickstarter projects when one appears that is interesting. Today I bring to you one that everyone needs to check out. The title is Sparrow and Crowe: the Demoniac of Los Angeles.

Sparrow and Crowe is an offshoot of the audio drama “Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery,” which of course follows the adventures of characters, Sparrow and Crowe. Wormwood has been around since 2007. I will be honest; I never got into it. The reason being is that I’ve never been a big fan of books on tape or audio dramas. They’re not my thing. I usually give them another try, and I’m sure I will with Wormwood, especially now that it’s completed.

On the other hand, I love me some comics. And I was given the pleasure of actually getting a print copy of the preview book for Sparrow and Crowe. The first little bit reads like something from an issue of Hellblazer. We get a glimpse at a girl that Crowe once tried to save who was possessed by a Demon. Quickly from there we move to the backseat of a cab where Crowe is being dropped off in front of a Gym.

Which leads to my favorite three panels:

Sure we’ll most likely find that Xander Crowe has layers to him, all characters do. But these three panels are our first real interaction with him and it’s delicious. It says a lot about the character. He’s slightly aloof and well educated. This is almost the type of introduction I could see Sherlock Holmes delivering. It was a good way to hook me.

It was a quick and fun read. It’s also right up my alley being a crime/mystery/occult style book. I seriously eat these kinds of things up. This is why I am sharing this with you, because I would love to see this book be published.

Currently the project is close to $3,000, which is very close to their goal of $4,000 and they have 20 days to go. I know that the creators are hoping to push for $3,000 by the end of this weekend. If you’re looking for some new and also want to check out the Kickstarter experience they have some pretty great packages. Ranging from a Thank You in the book all the way up to an original Acrylic Painting of the wrap around cover for issue 1.

For more info on the Kickstarter project Sparrow and Crowe - The Demoniac of Los Angeles, click the link!

We’re back (The man behind the mask!):On episode 37 of PaperKeg West, it goes a little something like this:    •    We’re done with news and just want to do chat, so we chat.     •    Jon is sleepy    •    Ryna got sketches    •    Cameron is selling his comics. Then with the books:    •    Cameron read Incognito    •    Jon read Revival    •    And Ryan read some 2000ADLightning RoundThen we love cartoons: More BatmanThen Trades of the week:Fatal, Atomic Robo and moreReach to show: West@Paperkeg.comGet the show here: Download / iTunes

We’re back (The man behind the mask!):

On episode 37 of PaperKeg West, it goes a little something like this:

    •    We’re done with news and just want to do chat, so we chat.
    •    Jon is sleepy
    •    Ryna got sketches
    •    Cameron is selling his comics.

Then with the books:
    •    Cameron read Incognito
    •    Jon read Revival
    •    And Ryan read some 2000AD

Lightning Round

Then we love cartoons: More Batman

Then Trades of the week:
Fatal, Atomic Robo and more

Reach to show: West@Paperkeg.com

Get the show here: Download / iTunes