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Has been on hiatus since June 2017, though an announcement that the first volume was for sale was posted in January 2020.


* CallingCard: The Heart Ripper [[Main/CaptainObvious rips out hearts]].

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* CallingCard: The Heart Ripper [[Main/CaptainObvious rips out hearts]].hearts.


''Blood and Smoke'' is an ongoing [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] webcomic created by Paul Mitzkowski. It is heavily inspired by [[FilmNoir noir]] and uses a number of the tropes associated with the genre.

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''Blood and & Smoke'' is an ongoing [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] webcomic created by Paul Mitzkowski. It is heavily inspired by [[FilmNoir noir]] and uses a number of the tropes associated with the genre.




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* UselessSecurityCamera: Averted. During the first chapter, Carson asks Hardigan to check footage from working security cameras.

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* UselessSecurityCamera: Averted. During the first chapter, Carson asks Hardigan to check footage from working security cameras.cameras.
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''Blood and Smoke'' is an ongoing [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] webcomic created by Paul Mitzkowski. It is heavily inspired by [[FilmNoir noir]] and uses a number of the tropes associated with the genre.

The story takes place in the fictional Newshade City, [[ViceCity which is a corrupt town full of dirty cops and even dirtier politicians]]. It is about dedicated police detective John Carson, along with his partner Tom Hardigan, and his quest to, both, catch a brutal SerialKiller called The Heart Ripper and save Newshade from itself. Meanwhile, Carson's son John Carson Jr. (simply called [[JuniorCounterpart Junior]] by his father) uses his skills as a hacker and amateur detective to start his own war against crime.

The comic can be read [[http://www.nerveparasite.com/bloodandsmoke here]].

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!! Blood & Smoke contains examples of the following tropes:

* AmateurSleuth: Junior
* BadassLongcoat: Carson sports one.
* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: A murder suspect is intentionally unhelpful in [[http://nerveparasite.com/bloodandsmoke/comic/pg37/ this scene]].
* BeggarWithASignboard: On the [[http://nerveparasite.com/bloodandsmoke/comic/pg2/ first page]] of the comic there's a person sitting on a street with a signboard.
* BrilliantButLazy: It is heavily implied that Junior is this. He is highly intelligent, so much so that he can build a functioning robot in the middle of class from scratch. Yet, he makes extremely poor grades in school.
* ByTheBookCop: Carson is this compared to most of his fellow officers.
* CallingCard: The Heart Ripper [[Main/CaptainObvious rips out hearts]].
* CoatCape: Junior regularly wears a coat in this manner.
* DirtyCop: According to [[http://nerveparasite.com/bloodandsmoke/comic/pg19/ this page]] the police commissioner is this.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The entire first two chapters cover less than a single day.
* GoodParents: Carson is this. Despite being extremely busy with his work, he tries to make as much time for his son as possible.
* LitteringIsNoBigDeal: Carson has no issue with discarding cigarettes wherever he pleases, whether it be in a [[http://nerveparasite.com/bloodandsmoke/comic/pg3/]] or [[http://nerveparasite.com/bloodandsmoke/comic/pg9/ outside somebody's home]].
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: A suspect is shown [[http://nerveparasite.com/bloodandsmoke/comic/pg28/ wearing and casually taking off a pair of gloves]] only for Carson to spot them in a trashcan [[http://nerveparasite.com/bloodandsmoke/comic/pg31/ a few pages later]]. [[spoiler: These gloves end up proving that the [[http://nerveparasite.com/bloodandsmoke/comic/pg40/ suspect in question was the killer]]]].
* NiceHat: Carson wears one.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Junior receives one [[http://nerveparasite.com/bloodandsmoke/comic/pg60/ here]].
* NoWarrantNoProblem: Averted. Carson is shown strictly following police procedure.
* OnlyBadGuysCallTheirLawyers: Carson's partner evokes this trope during a conversation. [[spoiler: Turns out the trope is averted as the suspect discussed isn't guilty.]]
* OpenSaysMe: Hardigan kicks down a door in [[http://nerveparasite.com/bloodandsmoke/comic/pg42/ this scene]] with apparent ease.
* TeenGenius: Junior is this.
* UselessSecurityCamera: Averted. During the first chapter, Carson asks Hardigan to check footage from working security cameras.

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