Counting down the Top 100 comics of the year
38. Black Beetle
Written & Drawn by Francesco Francavilla
Published by Dark Horse
A lot of people in comics talk about 'homage' when they mean 'swipe,' but The Black Beetle is the genuine article -- an homage to everything Francavilla thinks is cool. Film noir, jazz, pulp fiction, Republic adventure serials -- it's all here in one glorious mashup filtered through Francavilla's own unique sensibilities. It's a great read and breathtaking to look at.
-- Comics Should Be Good Writer Greg Hatcher