Fatale #5

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips, Dave Stewart Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 9, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The surprise hit of 2012 continues! Fatale's first arc comes to its crushing end... all the pieces are in place, Josephine and her lover are prepared to execute their plan, but only one of them knows what kind of men (or demons) they're dealing with. Nothing will go as planned, and there will be blood.

And remember, FATALE is packed with extras - text pieces, art, paintings - that are only included in the printed comics, so don't miss an issue!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima May 9, 2012

    Brubaker continues to weave his brilliant tale of mystery and suspense; leaving readers on the edge of their seats yearning for more of this brilliant story. Nothing is what it seems, and there's a twist at every corner of this plot. These characters have depth, appeal, and are incredibly provoking -- particularly Josephine. Brubaker uncovers just enough of the story to pique the interest of his readers, but keeps them in the dark about the majority of the tale. Fantastic art, provoking plot, perfect pacing. If you like the occult, crime noir, mystery and a little suspense; this is a comic book you won't regret picking up. Not recommended as a jumping on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 15, 2012

    Thrilling, page-turning, breathless, desperate, and ultimately, a punch to the gut. In other words, it's another great Brubaker/Phillips comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 14, 2012

    Sean Phillips' drawings are always spot on, but it's Dave Stewart's coloring that truly makes the artwork shine in this issue as it flawlessly conveys Brubaker's dark noir. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 15, 2012

    Credit to Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips for delivering a noir/horror thriller that it appears is only getting started. Bring on Book Two. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher May 9, 2012

    This isn't a book to read as a jumping on point, so if you haven't been following this series from the beginning, then you are probably going to lost (thank goodness there is a Previously In... moment on the inside cover). The characters have just enough depth to propel them through the story in a believable way, the horror and excitement of wondering who will live and who will die keeps the reader hooked, and Phillips' art is only missing a few more .45s and bullet bras to make this story feel like it was lifted from the time period in which it is set. Pick this book up, and while you're at it, pick up the previous four issues. It isn't capes and tights - it's much better. Fatale #5 earns 4 out of 5 Stars from this reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia May 11, 2012

    I may seem down on Fatale, but it is a good book and can be downright thrilling in spots. It feels like it could be more, though. At the close of its first arc, Fatale has yet to live up to its true promise. Read Full Review

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