Friday, September 7, 2012

Review: Fatale Book 1, Death Chases Me

‘Fatale: Death Chases Me’ is a delectable feast of gore, horror, mystery, and noir. Spanning the 1930’s, 1950’s through to present day, the complex and utterly captivating story masterminds a plot that is equally addictive as the concept behind Josephine, a timeless beauty who’s curse is gift in the eyes of men.

The artwork exemplifies noir, while the story is a fusion of Megan Abbott and Joe Hill (of which the author confessed inspiration upon). Brubaker and Phillips have great chemistry in brining this tale to life. The initial arc in the series is well rounded yet leaves enough questions for further instalments.

Fatale has a little something for everyone, corrupt cops, attractive dames, monsters, cults and good old fashion gumshoe investigation. A whole lot of re-read appeal to this one, particularly in relation to the cult and origins of Josephine 5 stars.

I have read #6 of Fatale which introduces a new story arc - not sure if I'll wait for the graphic novel compliation or purhcase the comics each month as 'Death Chases Me' flowed so well in the collected format.

A review for the first issue of the new story is likely to be posted soon-ish.

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