Review – Fatale: Death Chases Me

Cover of Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean PhillipsFatale: Death Chases Me, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips

Someone recommended me this, based on the fact that I like noir fiction and I enjoyed Brubaker’s run on Captain America. It’s a mix of noir and horror, and just on those grounds, I don’t think it really worked for me. The femme fatale trope can be fun, but I never really got into this. Maybe it’s a bit too much of a mash-up of genres for me? And I didn’t feel that they used the form to best effect: there were so many text boxes telling me what was going on, and everything was so dark and dingy I wasn’t really keeping track of characters properly.

There was some gorgeous art, mind you, and I can imagine some people falling over themselves for this one. But not me.

Rating: 3/5

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2 thoughts on “Review – Fatale: Death Chases Me

  1. I didn’t really like this one either, but I *do* like his comic Velvet, if you wanted to try something else by him that’s not Cap.

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