The Marvel Universe - shot in noir! Corrupt mob boss the Goblin and his gang of circus freaks rule 1930s New York. Peter Parker is an embittered young man on a search for justice. After the life-changing bite of a mystical arachnid, Peter inherits the force to change the city he loves...but when one crimelord falls, another always rises to take his place. And what's going on in Otto Octavius' lab? The Spider-Man must find out fast, before his friend Robbie Robertson is lost forever. Plus: The merciless vigilante named the Punisher targets mob boss Dutch Schultz, who calls in big guns Barracuda and Jigsaw to protect him...but the violence is about to engulf the souls of a small-time grocer and his impressionable young boy.
COLLECTING: Spider-Man Noir 1-4, Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without a Face 1-4, Punisher Noir 1-4
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Marvel's Noir titles were hit and miss for me but Spider-Man and the Punisher are great choices because they fit well in the era. The two Spider-Man arcs collected here are really good. David Hine crafts a very interesting tale tying Spidey characters into these new situations. Its a great alternate take on Peter Parker. The art by Carmine Di Giandomenico is well-suited for this title and reminded of Tim Sale. The Punisher arc was nearly as good. Frank Tieri does a fine job with Frank Castle but the ending was a little off and the coloring seemed weird at times. Overall, a really good "What If?" type of story.