Sam Rhodes of Fanboy Comics gives the beautifully illustrated crime-noir tale Mumbai Confidential “5 Femme Fatales out of 5.” If you like noir and crime fiction in the style of such graphic novels as The Killer, 100 Bullets, and Criminals, then you probably don’t need Sam to convince you to pick up this book. For all you others who are new to the genre or want to wet your feet with something particularly juicy, then author Saurav Mohapatra has written a superb book for you – or at least Sam thinks so:
“I’m not a noir expert, but I’ve seen the classics: Chinatown, The Maltese Falcon, Touch of Evil, Out of the Past. You get the idea. I love this genre, I love the thrills, I love the characters, the twists, the violence, and treachery. It’s a genre where nothing means what you think it means, and everyone has a secret, a dark past, and ulterior motives. It’s a genre with a deep and ongoing history, and Archaia’s new hardcover graphic novel, Mumbai Confidential, from writer Saurav Mohapatra and artist Vivek Shinde is an inky, burning fuse of a story that deserves a place alongside the classics.”
Read the complete review here.