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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.

Story by Ed Brubaker
Art by Sean Phillips
Cover by Sean Phillips

Price: $3.50
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 11.5%


Mooz01/05/12NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.3
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  1. Oh man, I haven’t been this excited for a new series in a long time! Image greatest year yet starts now!

    • So many intersting new titles from Image with big names coming. This is start of it. So pumped, Thief of Thieves from Kirkman and Spencer next month and then SAGA with BKV a month after that.

  2. Can’t wait for this. I love the pulpy feel of the covers.

  3. Kinda off topic I guess but anyone have any idea what ever happened to Hickmans one shot Feel Better Now that he was supposed to do for image?

  4. This looks excellent, noir-y and horror-y in all the right ways

  5. Brubaker doing noir. Phillips on art. Can’t see it being anything other than awesome.

  6. As with everything Brubaker and Phillips related, this will probably be pretty fantastic. Throw in a guy with an octopus face and a tommy gun and I’m sold 100%.

  7. w00t! Brubaker noir ftw!

  8. Wow, I can’t wait for this! Will be the first thing I read!! Ed Brubaker ROCKS!!!!

  9. This looks like a comic even my wife would like!

  10. I’m going to trade wait since I’m sure this series will be outstanding given the A Triple Plus creative team. Enjoy!

  11. I’m at a dilemma with this one. I’m HIGHLY anticipating this series, though it seems like something I’d want to own a nice trade edition of and read the whole arc in one sitting. It’s a shame that I’ll be missing out on the monthly love fest that I’m sure that this book is going to get, but I’ll surely jump on whenever the collected edition comes out (hopefully in hardcover)

    • Yea, I’m the same but I want to support it in issues so I’ll buy the first few but I may will switch to trades later.

  12. I’m hoping my LCS ordered enough that I can still get this in a few hours, but if not I just noticed it’s on comixology (maybe without backmatter?) for only $2.99.

    • Yes, Brubaker says in the column in back that the digital version consists of the main story only. And as others have stated above, the eventual trade collection does not include the back matter either. He wants there to be an incentive for buying the individual hard copy issues as they are released. I would not say that the back matter is as important to me as the main story, but I love it enough to buy the floppies.

    • When I bought Criminal in issues, I LOVED the backmatter. The essays about all the different types of crime movies were so damn interesting to me.

    • It’s all about the Back Batter.

    • My LCS had plenty of copies of this, and I’m glad. The backmatter can be hit or miss for me, but $3.50 for more than 22 pages on higher quality paper and virtually zero ads is a sweet enough deal for me to buy singles rather than tradewait.

      I still don’t fully understand why Marvel is incapable of offering some books in a similar package/price configuration.

  13. I was pretty excited to finally get to read this, and I wasn’t disappointed. Not much more can be said about the awesome that Brubaker and Phillips bring to every collaboartion; I’m a fan, it’s great stuff. It started off quick too; plane crashes, multiple homocides, hot(immortal?) dames, and occult-Nazi demons. I have a feeling this is going to be a fun ride.

  14. This book looks great, and I looked over thew back-matter. That looks very interesting. Had I known that the essays would not be part of a collected edition, I would have bought issue 1 today.

    Fingers crossed it is at the store tomorrow!

    Is this a mini or an on-going series?

  15. Oh, I just commented about Ferals issue 1 that I thought the level of gore in that comics was just too much for me.

    I do not find the gore and sexuality in Falale over-the-top like in Ferals.

    Ferals goes for a splatter film effect, while Fatale goes for an adult horror effect.

    So while both comics feature some sexuality and gore, in one (Ferals) I think it is too much and in Fatale it is just right.

    Hope that makes sense.

  16. These two , seriously! great stuff.

  17. This was great. Took two of my favorite genres (in film and comics) and they made it a masterpiece. This is my POTW and I look forward to the next issue.

  18. Am I the only one that was disappointed. So much so, that I feel no need to pick up additional issue? The creators are top notch, but for an issue one, it just seemed like there was no there there.

    • I agree. I’m getting the next one, but this was a let down for me. No there there is the best way to put it.

    • I don’t see the problem. It was advertised as a horror-noir/pulp book. It lived up to just that. The story is curious, there is an obvious mystery and cover-up, there is a dangerous woman who knows more than she let’s on, and there are dead bodies. Seems to me that they have all the elements required and the writing skill and artwork to back it.
      To each their own I guess.

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