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Fatale, Volume 1: Death Chases Me by Ed…

Fatale, Volume 1: Death Chases Me

by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips (Illustrator)

Series: Fatale (1-5)

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I really enjoyed this. Pulp, noir mystery combined with cults, demons and the general paranormal. The story is a bit cliched but a lot of fun. Switching between the present and the 1950s a detective gets caught up in his grandfather's past. The art is excellent! Done in the style of the fifties it really brings the story to life. ( )
  ElizaJane | May 28, 2016 |
Good noir fun. ( )
  eenerd | Jul 30, 2014 |
"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. ( )
1 vote jasonli | May 9, 2014 |
A satisfying mix of noir and supernatural tropes. ( )
  salimbol | Sep 16, 2013 |
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For Joe Hill and Megan Abbott, who unknowingly gave me these ideas.
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So here's how my entire life went off the tracks in one day.
Chapter One

San Francisco

Josephine tried not to trade glances with anyone in the bar.

She didn't know how of it worked, but eye contact seemed to be part of it.
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Modern day reporter Nicolas Lash learns of a secret involving an ageless woman who has been on the run since the 1930s, while reporter Hank Raines meets the same woman in 1950s San Francisco.

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