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Fade Out

Image Comics Review: The Fade Out 1

“The Wild Party” Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Hollywood, 1948. The Fade Out #1 begins with screenwriter Charlie Parish waking up in a bath tub after a long night of partying. He pulls himself out of the tub and tries remember [...]

August 23, 2014 Reviews
Noir #1

Review: Noir #1

Webster defines noir as “crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy settings.” When I hear the word noir, I think of dime store detective novels and a dirty city full of stories. Maybe I have just watched too [...]

November 17, 2013 Reviews
Satellite Sam #1 Cover

Review: Satellite Sam #1

Live television broadcasting in the early 1950’s. Smokers, drinkers and businessmen, the world of Satellite Sam. This brand new adult comic book series from Matt Fraction, Howard Chaykin, and Image Comics follows employees of a science fiction television show in [...]

July 6, 2013 Reviews
Happyfeature

Comic Review: Happy #1

The highly-anticipated new four-issue comic miniseries, Happy, from Grant Morrison, Darick Robertson, and Image Comics starts this week. As everyone probably knows by now, Grant Morrison is currently taking a break from superheroes for the most part to work on [...]

September 25, 2012 Reviews
Fatale #6

Review: Fatale #6

Historically speaking, the 1970s are sometimes regarded as the crash of the 60s.  The gains made in the civil rights movement and the euphoric sense amongst anti-war protesters that they could change the world with peace, love, and understanding gave [...]

July 5, 2012 Reviews
Fatale #5

Review: Fatale #5

(Written by Ed Brubaker, Drawn by Sean Phillips, Published by Image) It’s kind of appropriate that Brubaker and Phillips set their crime-horror comic Fatale in the ’50s.  A lot of the elements in the series resemble the classic pulp influence [...]

May 11, 2012 Reviews
Fatale #2 Review

Fatale #2 Review

When it comes to modern noir, you’d be hard pressed to find a better team than Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. This is what they do best. All the classic trappings are present. Dark shadows, a beautiful femme fatale, seedy [...]

February 1, 2012 Reviews
OLD CITY BLUES

Archaia Launches Cybernetic Noire Old City Blues

The murder of the CEO at the head of the world’s foremost cybernetics corporation sets the stage for Old City Blues, the gripping new futuristic noir from publisher, Archaia Entertainment. Written by Giannis Milonogiannis, Old City Blues is slated to [...]

July 14, 2011 Reviews