The Fade Out #9

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Act Three begins as the mystery heats up!

  • 9.3
    IGN - Levi Hunt Sep 17, 2015

    All of the character and plot developments are coming together in a way that's truly satisfying, even as we get more backstory on our two lead characters and their complicated past together. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Andrew Stevens Sep 21, 2015

    With issue # 9 I found that, for the very first time, I wondered who it is that tells us this story. The narrator sticks close to Charlie and Gil, and obviously knows their secrets. Perhaps Brubaker narrates it, his eye on the past, sympathetic to these two men, but I like to think that it's Charlie and Gil"the two writers, already at their end, looking back at all the choices that led them down the dark cavern we know they're destined for, desperate for some answer of where they might have chosen differently, shored against their ruins. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Sep 21, 2015

    By focusing on the relationship between Charlie and Gil, The Fade Out #9 is able to propel the plot forward without miring itself in exposition. These two characters have been through a lot, and Brubaker, Phillips, and Breitweiser give their history the weight it deserves. The characters are what makes this series emotionally satisfying, and it certainly appears it will stay that way as The Fade Out makes its way toward its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Sep 18, 2015

    Chalk up another solid book from a team that puts out the best crime books on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Sep 16, 2015

    "The Fade Out" #9 is an excellent chapter in an excellent series, made so with a well-crafted story by Brubaker and impressive synergy between himself, Phillips and Brettweiser. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Sep 18, 2015

    Thus, The Fade Out #9 begins the end of the great independent series. It exceeds expectations in both the writing and artistic executions, further enhancing the already intelligent and thought-provoking tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Allegretti Sep 21, 2015

    "The Fade Out" #9 is a superb installment in a series that keeps getting better with each issue. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Tim Stacey Sep 25, 2015

    As opposed to other serialized comic books, The Fade Out probably works better when read month to month rather than in trade, if only for a more tolerable dosage of these sad characters. To be fair, these are engaging and interesting characters, and the reader has plenty to root for; but the cast in this book easily rivals that ofTrue Detective's second season for emotional damage and poor-decision making. So far, it's a better story as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Sep 16, 2015

    The Fade Out hasn't done me wrong yet and if you truly pay attention to every issue, it will not let you done either. The plot flows and the characters come to life, but most importantly the readers feel something when reading this comic. Read Full Review

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