Fatale Volume 1: Death Chases Me Paperback
by Ed Brubaker
Secrets, lies, horror, lust, and monsters from the time before time allcollide in Fatale: Death Chases Me.
In present day, a man meets a womanwho he becomes instantly obsessed with, and in the 1950s, this same womandestroys the lives of all those who cross her path, on a quest for... what? EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips' bestselling series will leave you craving more!The first arc of Image's surprise hit is collected just in time for newreaders to jump on board with issue #6!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Image Comics
- Publication Date: 10/07/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781607065630
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by MarcusH
Death Chases Me is the first book in Brubaker and Phillips collaboration Fatale. One part noir mystery, one part Lovecraftian horror, Ed Brubaker constructs an captivating storyline that is perfectly complemented by Sean Phillips' smoky illustrations.The story in Death Chases Me centers around Hank, a newspaper reporter in the 1930's, who's life seems to be working well; he's successful at his job, his wife is pregnant, and he has a mistress who he can't stop thinking about. Soon though, Hank's life tumbles and gets dangerously weird when his wife is grotesquely murdered and he is kidnapped by a cult that practices ritual human sacrifice.The way that Brubaker and Phillips subtly mix noir crime fiction with otherworldly horror is flawless. This is one of the best graphic novels/comics around today.
Review by salimbol
A satisfying mix of noir and supernatural tropes.
Review by jasonli
"Fatale" is a supernatural mystery story with a noir edge to it. It tells the parallel stories of Nicholas in modern day USA and his godfather in 1950s San Francisco with dramatic swagger and plenty of male bravado in the mix.Despite a somewhat tired damsel in distress narrative, Brubaker and Phillips cleverly unravel the story one mystery at a time to great effect. And the supernatural twist only makes the story that much more intriguing.