Archie Coe, hypnotist, cat whisperer and sucker to every dame he meets. The art and dialogue both up the 1940s noir feel in Archie Coe Vol 1.
Jack Midland hires Coe to find the reason his wife, Hope, is frigid to him since their marriage. Hope insists that she and Archie know each other. When Jack turns up dead, the police look hard at Archie. In the meantime, a madman called the Zipper is killing people by removing their hearts with his bare hands.
I loved this black as tar noir! It’s amazing how many plot twists are among its 164 pages. Archie Coe Vol 1 is reminiscent of Bogart and Bacall movies as well as the style-driven comics I read in the 1980s. 5 stars! It is also available on Comixology Unlimited too.
Thanks to the publisher, Oni Press, and NetGalley for a copy.