Fatale, the critically lauded horror crime noir by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, continues its overwhelming popularity as its much-anticipated second issue has sold out at the distribution level before it is even in stores. Fatale#1 also sold out, despite a generous overprinting, and a second printing of that issue — which also has sold out — will be on the shelves on the same day that Fatale #2 hits shelves, February 1. Fatale #2 has also gone back to press, and its second printing will be in stores on February 22.
Fatale tells the story of Nicolas Lash, a modern-day reporter who stumbles on a secret that leads him down the darkest path imaginable … to a seductive woman named Jo. She’s been on the run since 1935, entangled with a mobster who may be a monstrous immortal demon. As the stories of all the doomed men who have encountered Jo rise to the surface, Lash realizes that he too is caught in a deadly web. In addition to a riveting epic that blends noir and horror, each issue of Fatale also includes an essay on the history of horror by renowned literary historian Jess Nevins.
Reviews for Fatale #1 have hailed it as another superlative work by the creative team of Brubaker and Phillips.
“Fatale is just as good as you were hoping it might be...” writes Weekly Comic Book Review. “Brubaker and Phillips can do no wrong.”
“Fatale is dark, sexy, discomforting, and above all, one hell of a read,” proclaims Multiversity. “Brubaker and Phillips have proven themselves to be two of the strongest collaborators in the industry time and time again.”
And Trouble with Comics writes, “Fatale #1 is exactly the sort of comic readers need; an engrossing story, superbly illustrated, sharply written and with enough substance and ancillary material to justify the cover price.”
Fatale #1 and #2, 32-page full-color noir horror comic books priced at $3.50 each, are on sale from February 1 until supplies run out. A Third Printing of Fatale #1 (NOV118214) and a Second Printing of Fatale #2 (NOV118215) are available to order now.