The crime noir collaborations between writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips have been, without using too much hyperbole, unbelievably awesome and completely and utterly fantastic. This week, we’re happy to report, sees the start of a new series for the duo, beginning in Image Comics’ Fatale #1! But, whereas their previous work on titles like Criminal and Incognito has tended to lean more realistic, Fatale leaps headlong into horror!
"I’ve been wanting for a while to do something with a more supernatural element to it," Brubaker said recently. "So Fatale mixes what we do and all the ways we’ve poked fun at the noir genre. If Incognito was us doing ‘What if Doc Savage, Dashiell Hammet and Raymond Chandler had all existed in the same universe?’ then this is a weird combo of James M. Cain and Lovecraft. It’s got a real horror element to it — the first time I’ve really tried to do anything with horror — but it’s also got this really epic story to it."
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Sean Phillips
Guns! 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.
Image Comics’ Fatale #1 comes out on Wednesday!