The Fade Out #6

The Fade Out #6

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS' best-selling series ever just keeps hitting! Charlie and his blacklisted friend Gil hunt Hollywood's back alleys for answers to Valeria Sommer's murder and cover-up, but the one man who might know something, ex-child star "Flapjack" Jones, has gone into hiding...unless he's dead in a ditch by the side of the road.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross May 21, 2015

    If you haven't started buying/reading this series, I can't recommend it enough. A true classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5 - John McCubbin May 19, 2015

    The Fade Out's second arc has been delivering big style, with Charlie and Gil's respective developments leading up to something huge. Having wonderful tempo and vivid art, this latest issue trumps all that have came before, with the dramatic flair that the creators have captured resulting in some of the best crime work I've seen in recent comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Andrew Stevens May 25, 2015

    The Fade Out operates with the full force of both its genre and its protagonists. A noir is an internal story, one of complex emotions and existential dread, and with that Brubaker doubles down on the most internally self-loathing of all characters: writers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick May 22, 2015

    The Fade Out continues to be a brilliant graphic novel, in the truest sense of the word. And don't forget to read the incredible essays that accompany each issue, this one is all about the african-american members of the old “Our Gang” film shorts. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Levi Hunt May 21, 2015

    Ed Brubaker's narration is as always tense and foreboding. Sean Phillips is as deftly able to show the beauty of the aforementioned "good" with the grime of the "bad". Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush May 26, 2015

    While The Fade Out is not a thrill-a-minute ride like Velvet, Brubakers series with Steve Epting, it is well worth reading. The Fade Out #6 will probably benefit from reading at least the previous few issues (if not the whole series theres only five issues before this one!) because it is a transitional issue that draws on things established in earlier issues that will be developed even more in upcoming ones. The series has a whole, though, is turning into a really rich and enthralling story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig May 20, 2015

    It is amazing that this story just keeps getting better and better. I haven't read a filler issue yet. The characters keep moving the plot and the plot keeps moving the characters. Neither shadows over the other and that's why this comic remains to be great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper May 22, 2015

    "The Fade Out" #6 continues to mine the best of noir. If it can flesh out a few more of its characters, it'll be a classic. For now, it's just masterfully executed. Read Full Review

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