Fatale #11

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips, Dave Stewart Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 2, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The first of four standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issues, and a perfect place for new readers to jump on board. Welcome to 1930s California, a hard place to be for a girl on the run. Witness Josephine's early days with the Femme Fatale curse, and see some of her elusive secrets revealed.

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 Jan 2, 2013

    I think the previous story may have been a bit too drawn out and I think it was necessary to finally get some closure on the previous story and start fresh with issue #11. This issue definitely does not disappoint. Brubaker has a way of building up a story and making you think it will go one way, but he throws a curve ball at you. That is definitely what happens here. It's an edge-of-your-seat reading experience that will leave you wanting more. A fantastic, self-contained story paired with some really beautiful art work makes this a perfect issue. It has everything you would want in a horror comic: great writing, beautiful art and a whole lot of suspense. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - paladinking Jan 7, 2013

    Fantastic stuff and quite possibly the most effective “horror” issue of Fatale yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 2, 2013

    Sean Phillips is also in fine form with this issue. Brubaker's script allows for a strong sense of variety. The rural setting is a nice change of pace, and the eerie, surreal desert scenes in the flashback and the dark, haunted panels of the opening and closing scenes are an effective contrast. The concept behind this series is a really great one, and that seems to be reflected in the output of both creators as they continue to deliver some of the strongest collaborations yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 7, 2013

    It's easy to forget about hit series when they've been around for a year or so now, but trust me: don't miss "Fatale" #11. This is a great way to kick off 2013 if you haven't been reading the series up until now; truly a jumping-on point, I can't imagine not wanting to read more of this series once you experience this wonderfully evil little comic. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Gillette Jan 3, 2013

    Overall, the duo of Brubaker and Phillips have a winning combination that makes Fatale a series to remain invested in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 12, 2013

    Phillips brings a perfect noir, pulpy sensibility to the book that's a major part of its appeal. The characters' faces are thoroughly expressive and realistic, but he renders them in a somewhat simple way that makes their convincing and emotive qualities seem all the more surprising. While he employs an economy of lines to bring the characters to life, he brings a stunning of level of detail to bear in the backgrounds, which brings a strong sense of place to the mix, adding to the credibility of the incredible story. Perhaps more than any issue before this one, this episode of the series shows just what a vital role colorist Dave Stewart plays in the success of the visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Jan 2, 2013

    Fatale is firing on all cylinders. This is a great time to jump on as a new reader so take advantage and get it on your pull list! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 8, 2013

    There's so much that's solid about the comic, the writing the art, the fact you can pick up the single issue fresh and still enjoy it. I'm looking forward to all of the standalone issues and here's hoping we can get some shorter stories after. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 1, 2013

    Fatale #11 is another great release that may suffer from some minor pacing issues but the overall package continues to impress. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 8, 2013

    The one-off works well not only giving us more of a glimpse into Josephine's past (and how the early days of the curse nearly destroyed her and any man who came into her path) but as an isolated horror story as well. We're also introduced to a police man who had the unfortunate luck to encounter Josephine and become trapped under her spell so completely that her disappearance leaves him despondent with only one one way out. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Jan 2, 2013

    Despite griping about things Fatale, at its core, is still a very well written and well drawn comic. The dialog always on point and the facial expressions always seem to drive the emotions of the character. All in all Fatale is still a great series, but it seems to be losing steam as of late. Hopefully something big happens soon that freshens up the landscape and either supplies us with some answers or introduces another big mystery. Read Full Review

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