Marvel�s Noir line ranks among the most intriguing of the alternate-universe superhero reimaginings. Through the lens of Depression-era New York, the likes of Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and Wolverine have a harsher, tougher light cast on their essential characters. Snyder (American Vampire) rips a page from Indiana Jones� notebook and turns Tony Stark into a hard-charging adventurer who must come to terms with a troubled psyche as he races the Nazis for possession of an ancient �metal of the gods.� From exploring the deep sea to invading military strongholds, Garcia delivers gritty action to match the drama and darker hues to capture the tone. With appearances by the Noir versions of other Marvel regulars (Sub-Mariner Noir, for instance), this is a fine treat for fans, and although newcomers will enjoy it, too, they should be warned that this isn�t Robert Downey Jr.�s Iron Man. The one major drawback, as with so many mainstream collections lately, is its brevity, at only four collected issues. Grades 9-12. --Jesse Karp --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This story puts Tony Stark back in 1938 and makes him a globe trotting adventurer. It's pretty cool to see him going on adventures around the world as he looks for lost cities and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by zombie phreak
Although the overall storyline is promising, there are too many unresolved points within the overall plot to make it a satisfying read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by danny boy
I love the marvel noir series. Basically a rewrite of your favorite superheros stories in different times, but not at all disappointing, they sure got me hooked.Published 21 months ago by La Oister
This IS not Noir. It should be classified as Diselpunk. And I make that judge just on the pictures because since the size was reduced from the orginal comic book size the printing... Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Michael Baily
Yeah, it's not technically noir, but that doesn't mean it deserves less than 5 stars. This is set in an alternate universe where Tony Stark is an adventurer in 1939 who frequently... Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by Kimi
I gave this 2 stars but I actually did like the story. My problem is that it simply is not Noir. I've read some of the other Marvel Noir books and they are excellent... Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by S. Kelly
After reading some of the other works from Marvel's NOIR line from 2009-10, a lot of the ground of the darker detective stories and pulp adventures of the time was well covered. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by James Donnelly