Drenched in hard-boiled noir over a backdrop of post-WWII Hollywood, The Fade Out is the new series by superstar creative team Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Exploring the gritty side of Hollywood in the late 40s, this new crime series from Image Comics weaves an edge of your seat narrative that is set to be the teams’ most ambitious work to date.
Set in Hollywood in 1948, the series follows a a screenwriter who is haunted by the war and a horrible secret that he holds. At the same time there has been a murder of a young up-and-coming-actress, attached to a movie stuck in endless reshoots. The Fade Out will explore all the gritty and undesirable side of Hollywood of the era, from the corruption to the xenophobia. Throughout this series all of these elements will entwine into an gritty epic crime narrative.
Over the past decade Brubaker and Phillips have become a superstar partnership that gels harmoniously together in way that few creators can achieve. As a result they have created critically acclaimed series such as Sleeper, Criminal, Incognito and most recently Fatale. Based on their track record, Image Comics has taken advantage of this by signing them to a five year exclusivity deal, which obviously shows that the publisher holds them in very high regard.
The Fade Out #1 will also be great value with this début issue being twice the regular size. With 40 pages of story at $3.50, there is extra incentive for you to give this series a try. Additionally, each issue of this series will include essays and articles that are exclusive to the single issues.
If you enjoy your crime stories hard-boiled and full of noir then The Fade Out is a series you should enjoy. For those who are looking for a great place to jump on with this acclaimed creative team this series is a great place to start.
The Fade Out #1 is available in all good comic book stores and digitally from August 20th.
Take a look at the movie magazine variant cover and 5 preview pages below.
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My wife got this for me for my 48th Birthday. Yes I am old LOL. I love NOIR comics and you can’t go wrong with Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. LOVED this.