I will talk about this at more length in the future, but for the moment let me just say that if you like noir-influenced crime writing, you would be well advised to check out the comic "Criminal", written by Ed Brubaker and drawn by Sean Phillips. I started reading it with the issue before last; the current story is about some hard-nut trying to track down those responsible for the death of his brother.
There is already a book out compiling issues 1 to 7 (which had a separate story in them), but I recommend buying this little baby issue by issue, for full on pulpy cliffhanger action. Onlike so many of todays' comics, they aren't shy about including a usable "the story so far" bit at the beginning of each issue.
Big version of #7 cover.