Animal Noir #1

Animal Noir #1

Writer: Izar Lunacek, Nejc Juren Artist: Izar Lunacek Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Anthropomorphic animals like you've never seen them before. It's Chinatown meets Animal Farm and just like the George Orwell classic Lunacek and Juren's animals are an allegory for today's world.
Private Investigator (and giraffe), Immanuel Diamond - Manny to his friends - has been asked by his uncle - an influential judge -- to track down a prey fantasy movie. Adult films in this world are staged hunts where one animal eats another and the judge's wife starred in one that has been hidden (until now).
Giraffe detectives, hippo mob members, prey-obsessed lions, street fighting elephants, and oppressed zebras are just part of this wild more

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Mar 4, 2017

    I am looking forward to the other issues and I bet you will be to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Mar 6, 2017

    Really strong debut. This is a series to watch for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Mar 1, 2017

    This was a fun read put together by two very talented creators. They managed to transport us into an old time detective story with a unique twist to it. This opening issue introduced some great characters and their world in an entertaining manner. Hopefully this is just the beginning of what could be a delightful series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Art Boorman Feb 27, 2017

    A first issue of any new comic is interesting. The writers need to establish new characters, place them in the setting, establish the tone and the themes of the comic, and so on.This is different in that the writers are not only doing that, they are building an entire new world in which to tell their stories. This is a fascinating effort from two incredible talents. It will be worth following to see if they can maintain this level of quality. For the time being, head out to your local comic shop this March to pick up the first issue and see how you like it! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Feb 28, 2017

    In the end, this was an interesting premise that tried too hard to be something it's not. The cartoonish art style and underwhelming dialogue were a poor fit for an area of fiction that is very clearly defined by its verbiage and aesthetic. Hopefully Lunacek and his partner Nejc Juren can hammer out their characters' voices and take the series down more interesting avenues. Read Full Review

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