Fatale #12

Fatale #12

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Dave Stewart, Sean Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 10
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The curse of the Femme Fatale has been around long before Josephine. Now we go back to the dark ages, to Medieval times, and the story of a young woman warrior facing unknowable horror that echoes down through time! Another standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issue, and a perfect place for new readers to jump on board!

And remember each issue of FATALE contains extra content, articles and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Feb 13, 2013

    The issue is incredibly well organized. Every scene serves a purpose, but the story is a bit sad. It is upsetting that Mathilda had finally found someone who did not desire her in a sexual way; that she had finally found some peace only to see it all come to a violent end. It does force readers to beg the question, will Josephine fall prey to the same fate? Or will she manage to break the cycle? This is a good self-contained, jumping on point. As a stand alone story it's really well written and well done, but it also serves a far greater purpose in the grand scheme of things. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Feb 13, 2013

    I am surprised at how much I am enjoying these single issue stories. As a reader, I tend to lean towards long arcs with plenty of twists, turns and cliffhangers. However with Fatale, I am more hooked more on what else they can possibly do in this universe and not just a splash page on the final page or a huge reveal. Fatale is one of the best Image titles on the shelf right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Feb 12, 2013

    Brubaker and Phillips are both at their best in Fatale #12. This genre bending series is now a time bending series which has unlimited potential that if fully taken advantage of can make this series far more revolutionary than ever thought possible. It is on Brubaker and Phillips to pull it all together but luckily there arent maybe combos in this industry that would be better suited for such a task. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 13, 2013

    "Fatale" #12 is a great example of how to write a stand-alone issue. You don't need to know anything about "Fatale" to read and enjoy this comic. For those who have read the previous issues, though, it provides some hints about what's still to come and what's behind the big mysteries of the series. With an ending that is both conclusion and also slightly unresolved, it is both satisfying and also draws the reader back for more to find out what happens next. Once again, a job well done by Brubaker and Phillips. "Fatale" #12 is a top-notch comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Feb 12, 2013

    Great effort from both Brubaker and Philips shows in every page of this issue. We are introduced to new characters and we see them interact and really come alive in only one issue! Dollar for dollar this is some of the best story telling this week. I am intrigued and want to know what happens next! I am on the edge of my seat! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 14, 2013

    Sean Phillips delivers his normal level of quality artwork. His layouts are top notch and his skills as an artist and storyteller are in full effect. Fatale, as always, looks great. The big change this issue is the coloring by Elizabeth Breitweiser. Her style is a bit brighter and more layered than we have previously seen in this series, and it'll take some getting used to. Breitwesier is a master color artist, without a doubt, and any comic book would be lucky to have her, but she brings a different feeling to Fatale and I'm not totally sold on her style in conjunction with Phillips art. That might change if she sticks around for a few issues, but for now I can't help but miss Dave Stewart just a little. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 18, 2013

    There is nothing that needs to be said about Sean Phillips artwork because it is spot on as usual. Elizabeth Breitweiser takes over the coloring duties for Dave Stewart and fits in quite nicely. This issue serves as a great jumping on point and another jam packed issue for the committed readers of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Feb 12, 2013

    Fatale #12 may be a one-and-done story but it's just as compelling as any other issue in this series, as it spins a yarn wholly unique unto itself. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 19, 2013

    Mathilda's tale is an interesting one, and I enjoyed it, but a single issue is about all that's required to delve into it completely. The late twist works well seeing another woman like Josephine deal with her effect on the world and those who want to use her to their own ends adds to the overall story arc as well. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Christopher Romero Feb 13, 2013

    Brubaker does a fine job building on Ganix and Mathilda's relationship, making us feel sympathetic for the old guy. Sean Phillips' artwork is consistently cool, and he showcases his versatility as an artist by depicting some wild and intricate forest scenery. Some readers might feel as though they miss Josephine"she's not in this issue"but Fatale #12 will keep you coming back for more. Read Full Review

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