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->''"If those in power can't be trusted, it's the responsibility of the people to remove them."''

''Spider-Man: Noir'' is a four-issue miniseries which reboots the Wall Crawler into the genres of FilmNoir and [[TwoFistedTales pulp fiction]]. It is set in New York during the Great Depression. Part of a lineup of GenreThrowback miniseries featuring Marvel's most popular characters, it is also known for its sleek design and its version of Spider-Man being part of the video game ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions''. It was followed by another mini called ''Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without a Face'', taking place a year after the previous mini.

In ''Spider-Man: Noir'', Norman Osborn, a man known in certain circles as the Goblin, has everybody in his pocket. The mayor, the police, the local newspapers. May Parker is a notorious trouble maker for the corrupt regime. She and her nephew Peter lost Ben Parker, a big player in the underground movement against the government's abuse, until one day he was beaten up and savaged by dogs.

When Peter stands to defend his aunt from [[TerribleTrio the Enforcers]], he's noticed by Ben Urich, an IntrepidReporter, who gets his boss J. Jonah Jameson to hire Peter on board as a photographer's assistant.

When the Enforcers try to jack a spider idol from cargo meant for the museum, Peter gets bitten by one of the spiders inside the idol, gains spider-like abilities, and takes up the mantle of Spider-Man. As he goes to confront the Goblin, it turns out [[spoiler: Urich is in the pocket of Norman as well, which quickly leads to his death]].

Spider-Man gets framed for the death of Jonah, who gets shot [[ColdOpen in the first page of the first book]]. Felicia, [[MissKitty the owner of the Black Cat]], gives Peter secret files on Norman and his past. And he finds out that [[spoiler: Jonah's]] death was faked, and returns home just in time to save his aunt. He goes [[TheClimax to confront Norman once more]] who's [[ContrivedCoincidence kidnapped]] Felicia Hardy, for killing [[spoiler: "Jameson"]]. Spider-Man trashes Kraven, and chases Norman [[DownTheDrain down into the sewer system]].

He [[spoiler: unmasks him, and refuses to shoot him]]. Norman tries to shoot Peter, and the gun blows up in his hand because of webbing.
[[spoiler: Kraven]] returns [[SelfDisposingVillain and both fall into the sewage]] and are [[NoBodyLeftBehind never seen again]].
In ''Eyes Without a Face'', Spider-Man has been active for a while now, but still considered a vigilante. The police don't seem to mind him, and he tries to better the [[CrapsackWorld community]]. Except when Doctor Octavius [[IncrediblyLamePun rolls]] into town, Robbie Robertson tries to infiltrate his complex alongside Peter Parker, as his aide, to discover the evil human experiments being performed.

In the meantime, the World Union of Free Enterprise National Socialists (later renamed the ''Nazi Party'' in RealLife) is trying to get a foothold on American soil, and are secretly sponsoring Doctor Octavius and supplying him with people of African descent, done by the Crime Master and his [[TheDragon right hand man]] Sandman.

Spider-Man traces the Crime Master, and tries to apprehend him, this goes ''wrong'' as [[TheBrute the Sandman]] beats him to a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown bloody pulp]]. As [[spoiler: the police gun him down]], the Crime Master gets away and hides at [[spoiler: the Black Cat]].

Peter goes to recover at Felicia's, and the information she supplies makes him figure out what's going on, and goes to confront Octavius, where he discovers Robbie [[spoiler: has been lobotomized]].

In the meantime, the Crime Master has figured out the relationship between his girlfriend [[spoiler: and Spider-Man]] and he kills her. [[VillainousBreakdown Enraged]], he goes to Otto's hideout and starts [[KillItWithFire killing African-Americans]]. Spider-Man [[BreakThemByTalking encourages everybody]] who ''hasn't'' shot anybody to surrender and ''not'' join the Crime Master on death row.

Otto Octavius, angry at the Crime Master's [[EvenEvilHasStandards callous killing]], [[spoiler: stabs him to death with his surgical implements]]. He surrenders to Spider-Man, who [[VigilanteMan is about to execute him]] until Jean De Wolfe stops him.

Otto gets his trial. [[spoiler: And he gets deported.]]
In 2014, Spider-Man Noir starred in a one-shot issue of the ''Edge of ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', following which he teamed up with Spider-people from other realities in their fight against the Inheritors.
Spider-Man Noir also becomes playable hero in ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance''.

!!''Spider-Man: Noir'' provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The final confrontation in the first mini.
* AdmiringTheAbomination: Peter for Octavius' experiments.
* AntiHero: Due to the tragic life he's led, Spidey becomes much more willing to kill. [[spoiler: This changed due to Aunt May]].
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Doctor Octavius is slimmer and more handsome than his usual pudgy, nerdtacular self.
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler: Ben Urich]]
** Crime Master is an odd example in that, while he's always been a villain, this version of him is ''far'' more evil and monstrous than all other portrayals of the character. For one thing he's a Nazi which is ''way'' past the [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]] his mainstream counterpart has.
** Curt Connors is Octavius's assistant in his experiments on humans, very different from his generally sympathetic mainstream counterpart.
%%* AlmostDeadGuy: Jonah [[spoiler:'s imposter]]
%%** ''In Eyes Without a Face'' [[spoiler:Girl]]
* BadassLongcoat: As part of Spidey's costume.
%%* BigApplesauce
* BigBad: Norman Osborn in ''Noir'', and Doc Ock in ''Eyes Without a Face'' (though he also more or less [[BigBadDuumvirate shares]] the role with the Crime Master).
%%* BigBadWannabe: The Crime Master
* BittersweetEnding: The first series is an EarnYourHappyEnding, while the second is a ''very'' bitter bittersweet victory.
* BlackBestFriend: Robbie Robertson becomes Peter's in ''Eyes Without a Face''.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Osborn was born with a rare disease that gave him scaly skin]]. And due to how much he was teased and called a freak, this led to his StartOfDarkness.
* TheBrute: Both Ox and Sandman, the former for Osborn and the latter for the Crime Master.
* BullyingADragon: In the second mini-series a gangster gets invited to the Crime Master's HQ for a deal. He proceeds to insult the Crime Master and spit in his face... while Crime Master's hulking monster of a man Sandman is standing ''right behind him''. Needless to say the gangster quickly regrets his decision.
* CircusOfFear: Norman Osborn recruited his inner circle from the circus, [[spoiler:from which he himself is a refugee.]]
* CoatHatMask: Spider-Man and the Crime Master's typical attire.
%%* ColdOpen
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: [[spoiler: Spider-Man shoots Toomes, and Aunt May derides him for using fire arms.]]
* CrapsackWorld: The authorities are corrupt all the way to the mayor of New York. This Spider-Man doesn't string up criminals and leave them to the police simply because they cannot be trusted to uphold the law. It says something when ''J. Jonah Jameson'' is the most moral authority figure in the setting.
* CursedWithAwesome: When Peter got bitten by the mystic spiders, he hallucinated that a spider god would give him "The Curse Of Power". Considering how the Spider-Man powers have [[ComesGreatResponsibility affected]] [[IneffectualLoner other]] [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Spider-Man]], this isn't actually that far off.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Like all of the ''Marvel: Noir'' series.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Spidey's costume is almost entirely black and his appearance generally looks dark. And although this version of Peter is more aggressive and violent, he is still noble and ultimately wants to make New York a better place.
* DisneyAcidSequence: When Peter gets bitten by the spider he receives visions.
%%* DisneyDeath: Felicia. [[spoiler: Jameson in the first book]].
%%* DragonWithAnAgenda: Octavius.
* DrugsAreBad: [[spoiler:Ben Urich]] does heroin, which makes him complacent and easily controlled.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** Octavius gets one with a GrossUpCloseUp of an ape with his brain being vivisected in ''Eyes Without a Face''.
** Earlier Sandman silently crushing the head of a man who had disrespected the Crime Master.
--->'''Sandman:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Goodnight]].
* EatenAlive:
** Norman wants a Spider idol, which is covered in big fat widow-like spiders. As soon as the box is opened, they swarm Fancy Dan and eat him.
** [[spoiler: Kraven suffers the same fate]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Octavius thinks lobotimizing people and keeping them locked up is humane, but killing them without respect is animalistic. He also doesn't see any point in being gratuitously cruel towards his slaves, even the mindless ones, noting, "A healthy, well-cared-for creature always gives the best return."
** Heinrich Himmler to Doctor Octavius, [[MasterRace but for other reasons]].
* EvilCripple: Doctor Octavius is a paraplegic.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: For so called "Lesser races"
%%* FlechetteStorm: [[spoiler: Crime Master's]] death.
* FoodSlap: Pete chucks a scotch in Norman's face when he mentions Uncle Ben.
* TheFreakshow: Osborn's crew is made up of former circus performers and freakshow stars, including Osborn himself.
%%* FriendOnTheForce: Jean De Wolfe.
* GenderFlip: Jean De Wolfe, usually female, is a reimagined as a male Federal Agent in ''Eyes Without a Face''.
* GiantSpider: Peter encounters one (presumably a manifestation of the Great Weaver) in a DisneyAcidSequence
%%* GoodBadGirl
%%* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: Crime Master's]] death.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Ansel's presence in ''Eyes Without a Face'' is all over the book, but Spider-Man doesn't even learn of his existence, or the fact he was behind the Crime Master's initial actions.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: She, Black Cat, which costs her her face when the Crime Master discovers that she has been playing him]].
* HerrDoktor: Doctor Octavius and Doctor Conners, both already mad scientists, are now also Nazi sympathizers.
* IdentityImpersonator [[spoiler: Chameleon is in the first book]], but you won't know until TheReveal.
* ImAHumanitarian: The Vulture was a freak show geek willing to eat anything, including people.
* IntrepidReporter: Peter, Urich and Jameson. And unlike other incarnations, Jameson is firmly in the side of good and less of a {{Jerkass}} to Spider-Man.
* IronicNurseryRhyme: About the Sandman.
%%* JoeSentMe
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Nicely subverted with Dr. Octopus, who gets away with his experiments... only to get insulted and rejected by the Nazis that he practically worshipped because he doesn't fit their definition of a MasterRace.]]
%%* KindheartedCatLover
%%* TheKlan: In the background of ''Eyes Without a Face''.
* LatexPerfection: [[spoiler: Osborn's]] mask, which hides his scaly skin.
* LikesOlderWomen: Peter himself, being in love with the thirty-something Felicia Hardy.
* MasterRace: [[spoiler: Octavius is snubbed because his handicap is genetic, not accidental.]]
* MissKitty: Aptly, Felicia, here the proprietor of a speakeasy.
* MookCarryover: "Fat Larry" runs a seedy joint first for the Goblin, then for someone else, and finally for the Crime Master.
* MoralityPet: Literally, Kraven's monkey for Kraven. [[spoiler: Hie grief over his death provides a small spark of goodness, enough for him to survive a bit longer after being overwhelmed by the mystical spiders to kill Osborn.]]
* MythologyGag:
** Felicia never turns into a superhero or a ClassyCatBurglar, but her establishment is called "The Black Cat".
** Osborn is always seen in a [[WaistcoatOfStyle stylish]] [[ComicBook/GreenGoblin purple and green]] [[WaistcoatOfStyle waistcoat]].
** Kraven's death by being covered in spiders is highly reminiscent of what he experienced in his hallucinations in ''Kraven's Last Hunt'' storyline.
* NeutralFemale: Black Cat runs a "respectable" business and can't afford getting in between Spider-Man and the bad guys.
* NiceHat: An occasional part of the Noir Spidey costume - he only wears it a couple times.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Spider-Man is on the receiving end of one of these by the hands of Sandman.
* NothingPersonal: [[spoiler:Urich]] claims this is what Peter and May are to him - just things getting in the way of his business.
%%* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Crime Master
* RedRightHand: Norman Osborn [[spoiler: Is a LizardFolk]]
%%* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Spider-Man
%%* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Otto
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Norman, who at one point makes it clear that he is so well-connected and high-up on the social ladder that he could kill someone in a room full of witnesses and get away with it.
%%* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Peter, at first.
* SssssnakeTalk: Toomessssss, emphasizing how animal-like he is.
* SnowMeansDeath: [[spoiler: Ben Urich's]] funeral.
* SuperheroPackingHeat: Spidey himself uses guns.
* TerribleTrio: The Enforcers, as usual.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Nothing Wacky about the ones in ''Eyes Without a Face''.
%%* TooDumbToLive: Peter, at first.
%%* VigilanteExecution
* VigilanteMan: Spider-Man, moreso than usual given that he is both willing to use a gun and kill.
* WallCrawl: In the comics, this is notably absent from Spidey's power set, though he can do it in ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions''.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The first three issues of Noir are a flash back building up to the ColdOpen.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[SubvertedTrope Spider-Man does]]. Except for, of all people, [[spoiler:the Goblin, due to the lecture from Aunt May. Of course, [[LaserGuidedKarma he got his anyway.]] ]]
* TheWormThatWalks [[spoiler:The spiders while still eating Kraven, force his body into the sewers for the climax]].
* WouldHitAGirl: Crime Master, up to and including carving up Felicia's face.
%%* WretchedHive
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Ansel states this about Crime Master.