Fatale #14

Fatale #14

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips, Dave Stewart Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 15, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The final standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issue - World War Two! Nazi cultists and monsters are after Jo, as she searches for answers and comes face to face with Mr Bishop for the first time!

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

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig May 15, 2013

    This is how the two, Walt and Joe, meet up. The comic ends with a pretty sweet battle scene between the Nazi’s, Joe, and Walt. Since Joe has the power to make men fall in love with her, Walt is taken back by her. I absolutely love how this comic ends. The last line, told by our narrator, shows the struggles that Joe faces and her need to fill her life with companions. Fatale keeps reeling me in with every new piece of information…and I can’t say that I fighting the line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook May 13, 2013

    At this point in it's run, Fatale is up there with Saga, Daredevil, and Locke & Key with series that should not be missed by any comic fan. Pick up the first two trades and any single issues needed to get caught up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno May 14, 2013

    Fatale is a great, goose bump inducing book. I like to read it far past my bedtime and then try not to look into any dark recess of my room. Please check out this issue, it's good for long time readers and anyone who hasn't tried the book out yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Culture Mass - Brian Martin May 15, 2013

    Another superb issue of Fatale from Brubaker and Phillips, featuring monsters, Nazis, and plenty of secrets. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel May 16, 2013

    The ongoing saga that is Josephine is an intriguing one and Fatale #14 is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero May 17, 2013

    The characters in this series have a lot of depth, making issue #14 another fantastic read. The combo between Sean Phillips jagged pencils and Elizabeth Breitweiser's colors bring this vintage tale to life; it's just too bad Fatale #14 is a standalone book, because it's one hell of an origin story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith May 15, 2013

    As always, Phillips delivers a solid performance as co-creator and artist, capturing the era of this particular story with enough grit to be convincing, but not so much gruesome detail as to distract from the supernatural devastation that could be potentially unleashed. His Jo is a stunning beauty whose appearance betrays her deep intelligence and cunning as well, and it is from both creators hands (not to mention that of brilliantly talented colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser) that we continue to be gifted with one of comics newest, but most powerful, leading ladies. While this portion of Jos origin will undoubtedly propel the next round of modern day stories in the title, Ill admit to looking forward to a return to a more mysterious femme in the books lead. It seems to suit her (and Fatale overall) much more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 21, 2013

    If you're new to the title, like me, then this issue offers a perfect jumping-on point with plenty of good information to chew on. For the veterans, I suspect this issue will be diverting, but not necessarily revelatory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 26, 2013

    I've enjoyed the one-offs, but I'm glad to see the comic pick up thread of Josephine's story once again. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Aron Clark May 14, 2013

    You want the cliff notes? "The female part is a bit underwritten" and can use a lot more heroics on Josephine's end. Who knows, maybe this is how she carries the curse: not just as a female but also as the most up-to-date carrier of the "Fatale" hex. Noir for the comic readers of the modern age is executed in the fashion of Phillips' previous works and we could not be more satisfied. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 14, 2013

    Fatale #14 fills in some gaps while building up this franchise's future. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima May 15, 2013

    Like the previous three issues, this one is a pretty good jumping on point for new readers because it feels relatively self contained. Although it draws on certain elements we've seen in the series throughout, it is still generally pretty easy to follow along. The end has certainly piqued my interest and I am definitely looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng May 20, 2013

    Brubaker and Phillips' slow burn and mix of horror, history and Lovecraft isn't going to appeal to every reader, but "Fatale" #14 fills in a chapter of the Josephine's past, and maintains the grim, yet lovely, melancholy and the suffusing atmosphere of fate that make this creative team's work so memorable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - J.C. Macek III May 19, 2013

    Much like a 1940s serial, Fatale #14 is packed with thrills, chills and derring do, with the added ingredient of some terrifying paranormal mysteries. Brubaker remains one step ahead of the audience at every twist and turn and manages to deliver a very surprising and sexy horror adventure tale with classic artwork and very modern storytelling. This may be part of a bigger trend with Image and Dark Horse, to give uncommon (and even throwback) sagas a chance at the comic rack, but that doesn't mean that there is any stagnant sameness to these titles. There isn't really another title like Fatale on the racks today and while Josephine stands with her less common brethren, Fatale is not following other trends, but is a part of its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu May 21, 2013

    Even with all my frustrated gnashing of teeth at still knowing diddly about Jo or her place in this universe that Brubaker has created, I will be back for the next issue. It's a good edition to the Fatale plot line dealing specifically with Josephine. While it's a good book, for followers of the series, there isn't really a lot of new information here. Mostly it's coloring in what's already known. For fans of the series, it might be a nice one to pick up but for the casual reader, it can probably be skipped. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser May 21, 2013

    . . $3.50, 24pgs. 4pg of ADs @ back. Fantastic cover. . . The last in a series of one shots that show us quite a bit of history, and a series of fem fatale proceeding Jo. This is my favorite of the one shots stories, and maybe my favorite issue so far. No back up and more ads then usual are its only detraction. More Fantastic art and colors form Phillips and Beitweiser. A action and plot packed issue from Brubaker, which shares more info and creeps then usual. well done!

  • 9.0
    Saltwater May 22, 2013

  • 7.5
    Fixer1140 Dec 12, 2013

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