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The Wrath of Fantomas #1

Writer: Olivier Bocquet Artist: Julie Rocheleau Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: February 13, 2019 Cover Price: $29.99 Critic Reviews: 3
9.6Critic Rating
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The place? Paris. The year? 1911. The scene? An execution.
For Fant mas, the most popular villain of French literature, the ruthless master of crime and terror in countless books, films, and serials, finally faces public execution! Alas, the man of a hundred faces is determined not go to the grave alone, and his epitaph will be written in nightmares...
"[Julie Rocheleau] dives ahead into turn of the century Paris, obviously taking immense
delight in putting the era to paper. Her approach to comics feels very animated...creating an
open anything-can-happen atmosphere...a unique look for a turn-of-the-century detective/horror st more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Mateo Guerrero Feb 11, 2019

    What strikes me most about The Wrath of Fantmasis just how well it works in the comic medium. For a character over a century old Bocque and Rocheleau certainly madeFantmas feel right at home on the comic page. His heinous crimes are lifted directly from the novels and woven into an original tale. The result is a cross-cultural mishmash of old school pulp and modern sensibility. In a time where superheroes and true crime dominate to pop culture landscape, Fantmas just makes sense.But for all the gold of Paris, you're not going to want to put this book down. The Wrath ofFantmasis a blast from the past that you don't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Feb 23, 2019

    A rousing adventure in a vein not normally seen by today's American audiences. Action packed and merciless, The Wrath of Fantamos should steal its way into your collection as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - David Howard Feb 13, 2019

    This book is a departure from the usual fare that is super-heroes or super-villains. However, it is no less entertaining and much more insidious than your standard comic book content. Oliver Bocquet has done an incredible job of adapting material from the original novels while adding new material. The Wrath of Fantomas is a page turner that kept me on the edge of my seat and caused me several times to exclaim ‘Holy Shit!'. The art by Julie Rochelau (Tommy l'enfant-loup)is a simplistic European style that conveys the menace and action well. I understand why she has chosen this style as a more realistic depiction of Fantomas' crimes might see the book lapse into grotesqueness, so horrible are his crimes. The art is fantastic but not a style I'm particularly fond of thus the 4 rating. That rating should take nothing away from the book or how good it is as it is merely my evaluation of the style itself. All in all, this is a fantastic book, one that is shocking and entertaining. It l Read Full Review

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