- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Image Comics (12 July 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1607065630
- ISBN-13: 978-1607065630
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 16.5 x 25.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 234,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fatale Volume 1: Death Chases Me (Fatale (Image Comics)) Paperback – 12 Jul 2012
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"Publisher's Weekly: "Fatale: Book One (Death Chases Me)Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Image (Diamond, dist.), $14.99 trade paper (144p) ISBN 978-1-60706-563-0The minute Nicolas Lash encounters Jo, femme fatale extraordinaire with more dark secrets than Faust, things go from bad to worse in this captivating noir. Occult forces and gut-wrenching horror collide in 1950s San Francisco, as a corrupt cop and a smitten reporter go toe-to-toe over Jo, an ageless beauty with the looks of a Vargas girl and the heart of a rattle snake, who is desperate to escape the grasp of a satanic cult and their demonic, shape-shifting leader. Graced with a suspenseful plot that has more twists and turns than an alpine road, and deliberately understated artwork, Fatale boasts both intrigue and an atmosphere that feels as densely bleak as a San Francisco mist at the tip of Fisherman's Wharf at dawn. Colorist Dave Stewart deserves special mention for his subtle, highly evocative use of neutral tones and earthy shades. This is a universe of darkness and gray shadows, and the palette perfectly fits the angst-ridden, desolate, catch-22 world of supernatural horror the protagonists must face-off against. Immortality may be a double-edged sword, but it's one the intoxicating Jo wields with a boundless grace in this addictive page-turner. (July)
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The story starts in the present day, at the funeral of a detective story writer. His godson (and executor) meets a young woman at the graveside, whose grandmother knew the deceased. Later, at the writer's home, his godson finds an unpublished manuscript of a story set in the 1950s. Some armed men then break into the house, the girl from the graveside rescues him. Later, he begins to read the manuscript, and in a series of flashbacks we then experience the story, and quickly realise that the main characters appear to be the deceased and the girl... In between chapters, the godson checks out details of the story, and eventually goes to see his father in the asylum where he has been for several years...
The flashback story is an excellent combination of pulp horror (you know who I mean) and `noir' detective story, set in LA in the mid 1950s. If any of those are keywords for you, then read this book; it is beautifully illustrated and the scripting is excellent.Read more ›
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A great read from a superb creative team. Everything from the writing, inks and colours capture the noir fell excellently. Read morePublished on 25 July 2013 by Mr. Ejike A. Wosu
For me, this is Brubaker and Phillips' worst work together that I have read.
It is still good, but the noir and supernatural elements, for me, didn't really make sense... Read more
Lovely looking graphic novel! Bought as a present for a friend who was very happy with it :) Great price, very nicely presented.Published on 22 Jan. 2013 by Amazon Customer
I wanted to write this review in order to balance out the excessively negative review i saw above. This is Brubaker & Phillips finest work yet. Read morePublished on 13 Oct. 2012 by Bogart