A Review: THE FADE OUT #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of THE FADE OUT #1 from Image Comics. Ed Brubaker writes, and Sean Phillips draws and Elizabeth Breitweiser colors.

Charlie is a Hollywood writer and generally nice guy. He’s not, however, a guy who can handle his booze, so when he wakes up in the bathtub, he can’t remember last night’s party. He remembers the dead starlet, though, but skips out and manages to act surprised by the news of her death. The studio bills it as a suicide, but the nice guy in him isn’t buying it and wants to know who killed her.

The Fatale team is back up to their old tricks – gritty noir tales, and really good ones at that. Tales where the only likeable characters are the ones on the slab. Where the killer could be any of twenty different people. Where there’s at least as much drinking and cursing as real detective work. Fun stuff, in other words. And they pay attention to the details, too, which makes the tale feel that much more real.

Brubaker and Phillips really know how to spin a story like this. Underneath the whiskey and cigarette smoke is a treat of a book. Grab it while you can.

THE FADE OUT #1 is available now at your FLCS or at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )