Fatale: Death Chases Me

Fatale, Vol. 1: Death Chases MeFatale, Vol. 1: Death Chases Me by Ed Brubaker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Great characters, great writing, a combination of noir and supernatural horror that should be right up my alley — so why didn’t this resonate with me more? I wish I knew. All I can say is that it didn’t feel fresh to me, that there was a sense of having seen it all before. Admittedly, these comics were published four years ago, in 2012, when the idea of mixing classic noir tropes with the supernatural might have seemed newer, and to judge them with 2016 eyes is perhaps unfair. After all, I did enjoy it. Brubaker’s writing is very good, the story is well plotted, and Sean Phillips’ art perfectly complemented the narrative. But it just didn’t grab me, and unfortunately I don’t find myself eager to read the rest of the trades in this series.

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One response to “Fatale: Death Chases Me”

  1. The story begins simply enough. A man attends the funeral of his reclusive godfather. After the funeral, he meets a beautiful mysterious woman named Jo. Jo saves his life, and he finds himself enmeshed in a decades long conflict that is clearly out of his league.I like this story easy to read and interesting.I’m recommend to read.

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