Fatale #18

Fatale #18

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Everything goes wrong when Josephine appears in a Seattle band's music video, and her effect on those who desire her runs wild, as the most exciting arc of Fatale continues.

And remember, each issue of FATALE contains extra content, artwork and articles that are only available in the printed single issues.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Nov 6, 2013

    This comic is just brilliant. Each new issue has something to offer. The comic perfectly balances out the mystery, sex, lust, and action. As a reader, you just can't seem to get enough of Jo and all her glory. She is disturbing with all her femme fatale happening, but so tantalizing you can't help but feel like one of the characters being drawn into her ever will. The next issue should really hit home once Jo realizes all she can do. The comic shows a small glimpse of a huge reveal as well. It will change the game and will be interesting how the comic plays this out. It could go in so many directions, let me know if you catch it. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 7, 2013

    Sean Phillips is a masterful storyteller. Fatale moves and reads like a dream, or a nightmare, rather. The beginning of the issue centers around an argument about what to do with the dead body of a friend. Phillips pulls you in and then suddenly, there's a hatchet in a head. The look of confusion and horror on the character's faces makes the whole scene. If you love horror, crime or just amazing comic books, you need to read Fatale. Brubaker and Phillips are doing some of their best work ever in this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Nov 5, 2013

    FATALE is consistently excellent and is simply one of the best books being published by any comic company in existence. The book is layered, expertly-crafted and illustrated and seems absolutely unstoppable. If you haven't been reading FATALE, do yourself a favor and catch up: you too will enjoy being enraptured by the enchanting allure of Josephine, and she'll never let you go. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Adam Hollander Nov 6, 2013

    Overall I wouldn't recommend jumping on at any point other than issue one which would make your best bet to pick up the trades. They are frequently released and would make the story much clearer than jumping on now. However if you're thinking of jumping off this title I would advise against it as Brubaker is planning something big that any comic fan will not want to miss Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ricardo Guajardo Nov 5, 2013

    If you are waiting for anymore positive reviews, please stop and go hunting for back issues as this has been among Image Comics consistent titles along with Saga and The Walking Dead. It certainly can be held to that high regard due to the creative talent involved and the top notch storytelling as well. It has become the few comic titles I have no doubt can bring me to look forward to reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Nov 6, 2013

    Brubaker and Phillips have done a marvelous job of setting the stage -- literally and figuratively -- for Jo in this arc. Her entanglement with the band has been so much more than another variation on the femme fatale theme; it's groundwork for the revelation of how powerful Jo can be when amplified. Like a compelling song, she does things to people, and given a platform, she does it with exceptional force and magnitude. This issue was an exciting crescendo in an already fascinating arc, and I can't wait to see where things collide in its wake. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 11, 2013

    The first hearing of the song begins to jar the amnesiac's memory, but the out-of-control riot caused in the club allows her enemy to find her as well as force the obsessed serial killer cop to loose control. By the end of the issue Josephine knows who she is, but is it to late to save herself and those who offered her shelter? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 11, 2013

    "Fatale" #18 is another strong issue in an extremely strong comic. If you aren't reading "Fatale" yet, how many times do I have to tell you that you're missing out on an incredible ride? Buy this book, buy this book, buy this book. Please. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - J.C. Macek III Nov 19, 2013

    Such is the greatness of Fatale. Ed Brubaker has the writing skills to tell a story that the reader may well find difficult and unpleasant, but completely irresistible and impossible to look away from and the combined visual effects of Phillips and Breitweiser bring Brubaker's story to a deadly kind of life that is both beautiful and grotesque. The greatness of Fatale is found in its intricacies. Those intricacies are a treat for the reader who has kept up with the issues leading up to #18, but will almost certainly be baffling to new readers attempting to plumb the murky depths of Fatale #18‘s evolved story. This may well be a story of (currently) inexplicable madness, but the involved reader will easily see that there is a method to this madness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Nov 8, 2013

    The strength of this book lies within Brubaker's stellar narration; it's incredibly descriptive, creating a creepy tone for the story. Read Full Review

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