Clown Fatale #1
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Clown Fatale #1

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Maurizio Rosenzweig Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Sexy female clowns are mistaken for contract killers and abandon their shabby traveling circus for a world of violence and cruelty—with clown makeup.

  • 9.5
    Fanboys Inc - Oz Nov 18, 2013

    Clown Fatale is a wild ride that goes to a dark place very quickly. It shows the darker side to circus' a place I always had fond memories off. It's always great to get some insight into the goings on, even if fictional. Full of not so surprising twists, great art and a script that screams out, "film me!" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Nov 13, 2013

    Clown Fatale #1 is the definition of sleeper-hit. This is a wonderful book, flying low under the radar and will no doubt be missed by many. Hopefully you managed to read this review before your trip to the comic shoppe. If not, get back out there and pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Nov 13, 2013

    Clown Fatale #1 has a message: be grateful you're not a clown. Combine that with the creative team's efforts and you have something that easily earns a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - David McIntyre Nov 12, 2013

    This is a four issue mini-series and from the first issue I know that I'll be reading every issue, barring a massive drop in quality. The market for this book is somewhat of a niche but I hope it can find a wider audience – it deserves it. Gischlers background in crime fiction has served him well here and the comicbook format has allowed him to let loose a bit and go to the more ridiculous side of the genre. It's Sucker Punch meets GTA without any of the pretension. You should read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 17, 2013

    Bad language, cheesecake, nudity, violence. Clowning around was acceptable to me in this context. In this issue the girls get mistaken for a group of "circus hitmen" that are available for hire and are commissioned by a local boss to audition for a job. Merriment ensues. I should not need to say any more. At this point this should either sound like it's something you'd be interested in reading or not. I was entertained, I'll be back for the remainder of the mini series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Nov 14, 2013

    Oozing with hyper-sexuality and tough-talking dialogue, “Clown Fatale” #1 ends up becoming a totally fun read. The “Clown Fatale” series has the right look and attitude to get you hooked. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Nov 11, 2013

    The artwork by Maurizio Rosenzweig captures the seedy nature of the characters and the environment wonderfully, as well as the sultry aspect of the story line. I'm intrigued by the potential of this series and the direction the story will take. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Nov 10, 2013

    I don't think I'm going to break anyone's heart if I say that Clown Fatale isn't a very good comic. The characters and story are just a floundering repackaging of old clichs all of which is weighed down by a one-note idea that wasn't all that imaginative or interesting to begin with. I get the impression the authors plan to bring in other elements of the circus in future and maybe then the comic would be worth your time as a sort of mash-up of circus roles and crime sploitation tropes, but as it stands Crime Fatale is just too boring to be worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Culture Mass - Joshua Eubanks Nov 13, 2013

    Clown Fatale is an uninspired sexploitation comic that ultimately fails to offer readers anything worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Nov 13, 2013

    Overall, I don't recommend this issue to anyone. But more specifically, don't waste your money. I'm sure that you could get the same satisfaction that this kind of comic offers on the internet for free. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Nov 12, 2013

    Really, unless you like racism, sexism, and rape all dressed up in clown make-up, don't buy this comic. And if you do buy this comic, don't tell me. You are a bad person and I don't want to know you. Read Full Review

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