The Fade Out #3

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 11
9.1Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' new crime noir masterpiece is just getting started! Remember, every month THE FADE OUT has exclusive back pages articles that are only available in the single issues.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Nov 11, 2014

    BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT!!! The best there is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Alessandro Spitoni Nov 13, 2014

    This is an outstanding read. There is absolutely nothing that prohibits the reader from being absorbed into the rounded, colourful world on display. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer Nov 12, 2014

    My only issue with this series is the inconsistent release schedule. Quality takes time obviously, but too much time and it necessary to start the series over every time an issue comes out. Not that I'm complaining, I'm pretty sure I have designated "The Fade Out" as my desert island book already. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Nov 16, 2014

    Overall, it's hard to find anything wrong with the work done in The Fade Out #3. From absolutely beautiful art to a script full of character, Brubaker, Phillips, and Breitweiser are building an incredible world within the pages of The Fade Out. It's an outstanding read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Sam Marx Nov 13, 2014

    One of my favorite aspects of The Fade Out so far has been Brubaker and Phillips ability to continue adding new elements while maintaining the core of the story. In the first issue, were presented with a murder mystery and a frustrated protagonist; in the second were presented with a handful of secrets; and in this issue, we see a shift in the power structures coming. The way each of these layers continue to build informs us that change is coming, but at this point its impossible to know how much damage will be done. I just hope this book is near the top of everyones reading list so we can watch it all come down together. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Nov 12, 2014

    The Fade Out is quickly becoming yet another classic, with the team of Brubaker and Phillips once again cementing the fact that they are the best creative team in modern comics. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Nov 16, 2014

    This really does have the feeling of something special. It's a creative team that is firing on all cylinders, one with a long history of incredible work already behind them. This might be a masterpiece in the making. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Latest Pull - Nicholas Turner Nov 12, 2014

    “The Fade Out” is really delivering on its enticingpremise, with such a dedicated approach to its characters, story, and setting. This is definitely one of the best crime comics out there today, handled with great enthusiasm by one of the best creative teams out there today. If you are a fan of the genre, I implore you to read this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 18, 2014

    A story so committed to its own terms and it doesn't have to try very hard to be compelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Nov 14, 2014

    You gotta love the work this creative team is putting out. After the conclusion of Fatale, they wasted no time hitting us with another masterpiece of a series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Scott Selden Nov 18, 2014

    Issue number four can't come soon enough, and be it either more information on the murder or further character/world building, I am totally on board. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Nov 13, 2014

    This issue represents a change of pace for the young series, and signifies the intention of the creative team to avoid any expected or repetitive narrative structure. "The Fade Out" is not just about solving the question of who killed Valeria Sommers, but about the consequences that her death has on the close-knit studio system she was a part of. Ed Brubaker uses unexpected flashbacks and unique third-person narration to reveal the complicated personalities of two characters at the opposite end of the Hollywood spectrum. Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser continue to create detailed and evocative art with the careful mix of shadow and de-saturated colors. For noir lovers, history buffs, and mystery enthusiasts, "The Fade Out" has already set an incredibly high bar for itself, and there's every indication it will continue to challenge and surpass expectations. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Nov 11, 2014

    I'm excited to follow along as this story unfolds. Brubaker and Phillips demand your attention and they should be getting it. Don't miss out on the real life stories of celebrities that grace the back pages. This week's is dedicated to Lana Turner and her tumultuous relationship with mobster Johnny Stomp. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 16, 2014

    "The Fade Out" #3 is doing what a good murder mystery should do. We're learning who the cast of characters are when the killer is revealed it'll have more impact. This series continues to make the cast as the best Brubaker/Phillips team up yet and cannot be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Andrew P. Stevens Nov 13, 2014

    Overall, the complaints highlighted in this review reflect the more paranoid reading habits of this writer than the quality of this months The Fade Out. Brubaker and Phillips, with fifteen years of success behind them, manage " as always " to produce what readers of comic books care about most: a good story. With little doubt, one can place The Fade Out among the pantheon of this team's other successes, and rest assured that this series will continue to sell huge numbersand gain readers. But, even more importantly, this noir and its cerebral practitioners stand at acontinuously escalating peak. These two continue to do their homework, and have earned this moment of limelight. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 13, 2014

    It's some heavy stuff, and when paired with Phillips' perfect sense of setting and excellent character work, it may be the most complete issue thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Nov 16, 2014

    The Fade Out #3 is a strong issue, one that initially feels quite different from the first two chapters of the series. The more I thought about and reread the issue, though, I saw the complex storylines and characterization being done here. It also immediately expands the world of The Fade Out beyond heartthrob actor Earl Rath and writer Charlie Parish, which is nice. I imagine the murder of Val will still play an important part of the upcoming issues, but this is an effective diversion into some other players in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Nov 12, 2014

    All in all, The Fade Out produced another good issue. The comic can do no wrong. I love switching gears and following others, so I hope this isn't the last time that we get some background on this interesting cast. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 24, 2014

    Although I'm not enjoying The Fade Out as much as Velvet (or the best issues of the now complete Fatale), writer Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips continue to keep my interest by shining a light into the dark corners of post-WWII Hollywood and continuing to slowly build out the world of Victory Street Pictures. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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