UPDATE – We got our hands on the video of Ed Brubaker played by Image at the panel and it’s kinda awesome:
Yesterday, we picked up on the subtle hint from Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson that perhaps something was coming at Image Comics from Ed Brubaker. Today, during the Creator Owned Comics panel with Robert Kirkman and Stephenson, that subtle hint came true. It was announced that Ed Brubaker, and longtime collaborator on art, Sean Phillips would be bringing their next creator owned series to Image Comics called Fatale.
Brubaker, who wasn’t present at the panel but appeared on a pre-recored a video to announce the project, revealed that the mini series launches in January, 2012 and is promised to be a blend of noir and horror, or a term we just coined, “Noirror.” The story spans from the 1930s to the modern day and focuses on a woman described as “THE Femme Fatale” with a mix of horror elements. Phillips art will be colored by Dave Stewart and they announced issue #1 will feature 2 covers, a “Beauty” version and a “Beast” version, both of which could be seen below along with the official description of the series from Image Comics.
FATALE #1story ED BRUBAKERart & cover SEAN PHILLIPScolors DAVE STEWARTJANUARY 432 PAGES / FC / M$3.50GUNS! SEX! SECRET CULTS! AND MONSTERS!Nothing the BEST-SELLING and AWARD-WINNING creators of SLEEPER, CRIMINAL and INCOGNITO have done so far will prepare you for the explosive debut of FATALE!A reporter in 2012 stumbles on a secret that leads him down the darkest path imaginable… to a seductive woman who’s been on the run since 1935, a mobster who may be an immortal demon monster, and the stories of all the doomed men who’ve been caught in their decades-long struggle.FATALE blends noir and horror to tell a riveting epic unlike anything you’ve seen before.