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Fatale: Death Chases Me

Posted on 02 October 2013 by powpow

fatale1Summer is over and All Hallow’s eve is around the corner lets start talking about some good books to get us in the mood for some good old fashioned pagan tree worship that will help us ward off harmful spirits, fairies, ghosts, ghouls and recently deceased godfather’s. If we are really going to be honest we’re all just hoping we get to see a bunch of chicks dressed in really slutty costumes and eat a metric butt-ton of candy.

I’ve got an an even better idea, lets come up with our own comic. We all love crime lets start out with that. Let’s just for fun toss in the Occult, Lovecraft horror, nazi killing detectives and just to make things spicy lets add in a knockout seemingly immortal bombshell of a woman who can make men fall in love with her instantly. Sounds fucking awesome right? Well you’re too late Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips already did that book and its bloody amazing and I’m here to tell you why.

fatale4Fatale is one of those books thats so hard to read in single issues and lucky for you this book is over a year old now and all the issues are finally out and collected in trade! So you won’t have to suffer like some of us did waiting for this book month to month. Which is a glorious thing. So yes you’re a little late to the party here but it’s a hell of a party and you don’t want to miss out (I mean there a chicks dressed really slutty at this party you should be there).

So here’s the basic outline Nicolas Lash is at the funeral of the reclusive enigma author Dominic Raines his godfather when he meets Jo. Jo tells him of her grandmother and Dominic’s undying love for one another. Nicolas is immediately stunned by her and finds himself unable to even move from the spot after only a few words from her. He later returns to his godfathers estate and finds an unpublished manuscript dated before any of his other work was even published. He is then attacked, saved by jo and nearly driven off a cliff by her and ends up losing his leg in the hospital with vague memory of Jo saving him and putting the manuscript back in his hands. Nicolas then gets then gets the chance to read the manuscript. Inside it is a photo of his godfather Dominic and woman who looks amazingly like Jo.

fatale3That’s just the first ten pages and only one of the six or seven perfectly interwoven stories that are involved in Fatale. I honestly don’t want to share anything more than that suffice it to say it gets messed up pretty damn quickly. Nazi-Cult killing detectives, ritual occult sacrifices, the mafia and marital infidelity are all in the next ten pages and it only gets better and better. It’s crime written so well it will make you wish for a movie but secretly hope it never gets made or the book is heard of by anyone but you. Brubaker masterfully steers you the reader in nine different directions all at once without making it feel difficult or forced. The way he ties things together is so brilliant there is really no other term to describe it other than epic. Some of my favorite comics of all times are Brubaker comics for this reason. I used to really think Frank Miller was the champion of the crime boner but he’s been dethroned a long time ago now and Brubaker is king.

Sean Phillips art is the perfect fit for such a tale as well every panel is a wonderful treat to behold. Dave Stewart’s does the colors on these books and it has to be said that his pallete is such a wonderful companion to the whole series not too bright very drab and evocotive the pages give you the creepies the shock and the intensity of an expertly crafted film and without any motion this is why comics are so great and the story your head reading this book is perfectly in sync with the one being shown to you by these masters of their craft. I’ve heard a few people in the past complain about Phillips style but the work he does with just a few lines where others would use seven just goes to show how spectacular and gifted he really is.

All in all this is one of those books I’m not just casually recommending as a good read. This is a title I’m claiming you need to own. This book is one you HAVE to have on your shelf and should truly consider as a book you should give to a friend who is interested in comics but thinks all comics are just about garfield or scooby doo. This book will knock that person’s dick in the dirt. I really think you’ll be doing yourself and that dude with the dirty dick a huge favor by going out and putting this one in your collection. You should do it soon so you’re just in time to start collecting the single issues of the same team’s upcoming book Velvet!

- John Powell
 
Fatale: Death Chases Me
Image Comics
Writer: EdBrubaker
Art: Sean Phillips
$14.99 ($3.50/issue)

 

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Episode #169 – Thanks for Nothingiving

Posted on 27 November 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Episode #169 - Thanks for Nothingiving

The Wednesday Warriors share their thanks for nothing in the aftermath of Thanksgiving. Sean Leslie finds the miracles that Lush’s bath bombs possess. The Warriors also welcome the heroes of our community, cows, in comic book form that is sure to entertain. Amazing Spider-Man #698 knocks the Warriors over in shock and gives them a feeling of Freaky Friday déjà vu as they debate when the events actually took place. And if all that wasn’t enough, Bryton also gives an early review of Ed Bruaker’s new original graphic novel, Scene of the Crime, drawn by his Gotham Central artists, Michael Lark and Sean Phillips.

Books reviewed include:

Amazing Cow Heroes #8 (Chik-Fil-A)

Written by Brian Smith; Art by Mike Hawthorne

Walking Dead S3:E7 (CW)

Indestructible Hulk #1 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Mark Waid; Art By Leinel Yu

Amazing Spider-Man #698 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Dan Slott; Art by Richard Elson

Captain America #1 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Rick Remender; Art by John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson

Hawkeye #4 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Matt Fraction; Art by Javier Pulido

Clone #1 (Image Comics)

Written by David Schulner; Art by Juan Jose Ryp

Uncanny X-Force #34 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Rick Remender; Art by Phil Noto

Scene of the Crime HC (Image Comics)

Written by Eddie Brubaker; Art Michael Lark, Sean Phillips

Fight for Comics Trivia:
Baltimore: The Plague Ships hardcover signed by writer and cover artist Mike Mignola.

Baltimore: The Plague Ships

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Episode #165 – Nightmare on My Street

Posted on 31 October 2012 by admin

FFC #165 - Nightmare on My Street

Recorded in a haunted basement, the Warriors (minus co-host Sean Leslie who has been transformed into Zero the Ghost Dog) say goodbye to a couple of legendary Marvel runs, while anger towards a certain ruby-quartz eyed mutant escalates even higher. A dusty old Halloween story is finally plucked form the shelf, and the love continues for Arrow and Season 3 of the Walking Dead.

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This week they review:

Captain America #19 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Ed Brubaker; Art by Steve Epting

FF #23 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Jonathan Hickman; Art by Nick Dragotta

AVX Consequences #3 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Kieron Gillen; Art by Scot Eaton, Drew Hennessy

A-Babies Vs. X-Babies (Marvel Comics)

Written by Skottie young; Art by Gurihiru

The Flash #13 (DC Comics)

Written by Brian Buccellato, Francis Manapul; Art by Francis Manapul

Batman: The Long Halloween (DC Comics)

Written by Jeph Loeb; Art by Tim Sale

Batgirl #13 (DC Comics)

Written by Gail Simone; Art by Ed Benes

Arrow S1:EP3

The Walking Dead S3:EP3

Fight For Comics Trivia: FF #1 sketch cover: Writer Jonathan Hickman Sketches of the Thing by Todd Nauck (front cover), Spider-Man by Jonathan Hickman (back cover)
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Episode #150 – Fourth of July Spectacular

Posted on 18 July 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Episode #150 - Fourth of July Spectacular

The Warriors press on through wildfires and prematurely exploding fireworks shows to bring you this amazing milestone episode. Sean Leslie is off to see the world but Sean Black more than makes up for it with some well-placed positivity. Bryton expresses his distaste for the dark side while Jonas discovers a new Superman family. Tons of reviews, plus info on our upcoming Kickstarter project and a quick note about the Warriors at the San Diego Comic-con!

Fight for Comics Trivia Give-Away:

Captain America #1 signed by writer Ed Brubaker.

Captain America #1

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Episode #129 – Prelude to a Podcast

Posted on 14 February 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Before Watchmen

The Watchmen prequels are discussed. Good idea or a bad one? Listen and find out.

Books reviewed include:

Winter Soldier #1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Ed Brubaker; Art by Jackson Butch Guice

Severed #5 (Image Comics)
Written by Scott Snyder & Scott Tuft; Art by Attila Futaki

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller GN (Archaia Entertainment)
Written by Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Colleen Coover, Jeff Parker, Ron Marz, Chris Eliopoulos, Paul Tobin, Katie Cook, Anthony Minghella, & Nate Cosby; Art by Roger Langridge, Jennifer L. Meyer, Colleen Coover, Tom Fowler, Craig Rousseau, Chris Eliopoulos, Evan Shaner, Katie Cook, & Ronan Cliquet

A Tale of Sand GN (Archaia Entertainment)
Written by Jim Henson & Jerry Juhl; Adapted and drawn by Ramón Pérez

Blade of the Immortal, Vol. 1: Blood of a Thousand (Dark Horse Comics)
Written and drawn by Hiroaki Samura

Secret Avengers #21.1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Rick Remender; Art by Patrick Zircher

Scalped #55 (Vertigo)
Written by Jason Aaron; Art by R.M. Guéra

Hellblazer #288 (Vertigo)
Written by Peter Milligan; Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini

Fantastic Four #602 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Jonathan Hickman; Art by Barry Kitson

Trivia Contest: Caligula #1 & 2 signed by writer David Lapham.

Fight For Comics - Caligula #1 Fight for Comics - Caligula #2

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Episode #119 – Totally X’ed Out

Posted on 23 November 2011 by admin

X-Men Schism

The Warriors discuss the final outcome of Marvel’s X-Men: Schism as well as Regenisis and how things are in the X-Universe.

Books reviewed include:

X-Men: Schism (Marvel Comics)
Written by Jason Aaron; Art by Carlos Pacheco, Cam Smith, Frank Cho, Daniel Acuña, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Adam Kubert & Mark Roslan

X-Men: Prelude To Schism (Marvel Comics)
Written by Paul Jenkins; Art by Will Conrad, Roberto De La Torre, Clay Mann, Andrea Mutti & Roberto De La Torre

Captain America #4 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Ed Brubaker; Art by Steve McNiven & Jay Leisten

Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Zeb Wells; Art by Joe Madureira

Severed #4 (Image Comics)
Written by Scott Snyder & Scott Tuft; Art by Attila Futaki & Bill Nelson

Trivia Contest: Green Lantern: New Guardians #1 signed by Tyler Kirkham.

Green Lantern: New Guardians #1

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