Fatale #20

Fatale #20

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
9.1Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Nicolas Lash is in the deepest trouble possible, and there's only one person who can save him now... the problem is, trouble is her business.

And don't forget all the back page extras you can only find in FATALE's single issues every month!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Feb 12, 2014

    Last time we saw Nicolas, he discovered that this crazy old man he was with is actually Lance from our past story. Lance seems anything but normal, but then again he has met Jo. Along with Jo, some of these guys' stories are touching, and you can't help but feel bad for these misfortunes. Lance is one of those guys. Although he is crazy now, he wasn't before. He stumbled upon Jo when she had no idea who she was. He fell hard and neither of them understood his unconditional love for her. I just hope that since Nicolas will now be our main guy in Jo's life, he can stay sane and fingers crossed that he can stay alive. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Feb 11, 2014

    As I stated earlier, being thatI have come in at such a late issue and enjoyed the book this thoroughly truly is a testament to the abilities of both writer and artist. I find the story intriguing and different from what I am normally drawn to read. To take a character that is a succubus of sorts and spin a tale that takes her from the 1930′s to the present dayand keep it interesting is no easy feat. So my advice would be that if you're looking for a different story from the normal comic on the shelves then youdefinitely need to snatch this up and give it a read.And while you're at it, you should also follow in my footsteps as I head to the local shop to pick up some past trades of this story when you get a chance! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Brendan McGuirk Feb 11, 2014

    If Brubaker and Phillips have a shortcoming, it's that they can only put out one series at a time. As they shed light on the blood-inked writing on the wall, Fatale starts to look more and more like their greatest feat yet. They've married the crime noir that they made their bones on with Sleeper and Criminal with Lovecraftian horror without sacrificing any focus on character. These guys do work that elevates all genre fiction. The exacting precision with which they've orchestrated this entire story proves that these are creators whose conclusion will be a realization, not a mere finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Feb 10, 2014

    As FATALE winds down to its finale in issue #24, issue #20 proves that Brubaker, Phillips and Breitweiser have certainly saved the best for last. As story threads begin to connect and Josephine goes on the offensive, the only annoying part about this whole thing is that we have to wait another month to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 12, 2014

    Phillips and colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser deserve most of the credit for that aforementioned dread and tone. Fatale has a look all its own, from the lettering, to the washed colors to the blood spattered gore. Phillips and Breitweiser bring their A-game to every panel, never skimping on a scene. There's more detail in these pages than most comics manage in a whole year. Fatale is one of those comics that reminds you how great the medium can be. It's consistently fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Feb 14, 2014

    Grab yourself a copy of one of Image Comics' best titles, and prepare to be seduced! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Feb 12, 2014

    Fatale is getting ever closer to the ending. This month's issue is the clear beginning to whatever endgame Brubaker and Phillips have in mind. The action is back to taking place in the here and now and the story becomes all the more exciting because of it. I'm already wishing I had issue #21 in my hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier Mar 4, 2014

    Perhaps most disturbing however, is a revelation provided in the final pages. We know Jo's done some bad things and wrecked some lives, but this issue hints that we really have no idea. I'm not sure how many issues are left in Jo's story, but I'm more than a little anxious to see where this is going. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 17, 2014

    Never has the darker side of fiction seemed so appealing as under Brubaker and Phillips' creative prowess, even if it gets a touch predictable at times. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 18, 2014

    In the second half of the story, Jo is responsible for more death and destruction. Brubaker and Phillips put the reader in Nick Lash's mind, and on the final page, his retrieval of a memory ties together past and present, ending "Curse the Demon" on an ominous note. "Fatale" #20 reinforces the paradoxical siren/damsel-in-distress dichotomy of the femme fatale for an issue that is particularly strong on characterization and tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 18, 2014

    Although I'm happy to hear of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' new deal with Image allowing them freedom to tell a variety of stories in the coming months, I'm sad to see Fatale coming to an end. The glimpses we get of Josephine's suicide attempts remind us of quite bit of backstory yet to be developed, so I'm hoping the pair might return to the characters sometime down the line. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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