Brian Michael Bendis is an otherwise very gifted author. But this passion project noir tale is aggressively mediocre. It traffics in all the clichés of the genre, bad dialogue, cartoonish characters, and stale melodrama. The art is a stark black and white, but executed with a less than steady hand. When compared to the work of Frank Miller, arguably the godfather of this style comic, reveals the pale imitation this book really is. Don‘t bother.