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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)

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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 |
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. ( )
1 vote MarcusH | Jul 7, 2012 |
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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.
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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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