Fatale

Fatale

Book 1, Death Chases Me

Book - 2012
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"In modern times, Nicolas Lash stumbles upon a secret that will lead him down the darkest path imaginable... to a seductive and ageless woman who's been on the run since the 1930s. And in 1950s San Francisco, reporter Hank Raines crosses paths with that same woman and gets caught in a vicious triangle between a crooked cop and a man who is more monster than man. But who is Josephine and what is her secret? And how many men will die and kill for her?"--Back cover.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, c2012
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781607065630
Branch Call Number: Brub
Additional Contributors: Phillips, Sean.
Stewart, Dave

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joshua7279
Jan 24, 2018

I will forever have a soft spot for the wonderfully complex webs of story that Brubaker spins. The storie's classic setting gives it a wonderful noir feeling with some crazy demon/cult Lovecraft type stuff thrown in. A great blend of genera with fantastic story telling.

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AfrikaSmith
Jan 13, 2018

It's kind of like the tv show, "Supernatural" and classic noir blended together. It's awesome.

sit_walk Oct 27, 2017

This is quite a great series -- very noir but also with some supernatural, cosmic horror thrown into the mix. Artfully complex plot and great art.

mvkramer Feb 17, 2016

An intriguing paranormal horror/mystery about an ageless woman who drives men mad with desire.

KateHillier Dec 01, 2014

Noir meets Lovecraftian horror in this graphic novel. It's a slow burn that takes place in the 50s with a few men infatuated with one bizarre woman who has quite the pull on them. There are some horrific murders as well as some cult behaviour happening too. Honestly I was hoping for a lot more than I got but the last fourth or so of the volume got interesting very quickly. Interesting enough to make me more curious about the next volume then I was at the middle of the volume. The genre mixing is worth at the very least a look though.

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ian_gorlick
Mar 31, 2014

An interesting blend of pulp-noir fiction with the Cthulhu mythos. What you might expect of a collaboration between Dashiell Hammett and HP Lovecraft.
The story jumps back and forth through different periods in history and the modern day as the secrets around the femme fatale, Josephine, are slowly unwrapped.
I am looking forward to the fourth volume in the series.

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lyleminn
Sep 14, 2013

I don't get the comic book code comment this book came out last year

Mark_Daly Jul 31, 2013

Stylish noir art and elliptical storytelling serve a creepy, somewhat revolting Lovecraftian premise. This is the first story arc of a longer series, so it inspires more questions than it answers.

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rene1951
Nov 24, 2012

This is the kind of story that inspired the Comic Book Code (self-censorship)

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rene1951
Nov 24, 2012

rene1951 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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