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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sheep Comic Review: Fatale #16 by Ed Brubaker

Fatale #16 
By: Ed Brubaker 
Image Comics 

Nicolas is on Josephine's trail of secrets, and they lead him back to 1990s Seattle, where a rock band, a gang of bank robbers, and a wandering serial killer all circle around a mysterious woman with no memory... And remember, each issue of FATALE contains extra content, artwork and articles that are only available in the printed single issues.

The irresistible allure of the nameless beauty comes to bear in this issue, giving Fatale a bit of a supernatural element I wasn't expecting to go with the noir atmosphere.

At the end of the previous issue, we saw the woman had escaped the makeshift dungeon of a psycho-cop serial killer. To start Chapter Two, we get a glimpse into his madness and what propels him to kill, and why he had such an obsession with our femme fatale. Meanwhile, the woman in question has taken on the name Jane Doe and effortlessly charmed the young bandmates with whom she's now living.

Lance, the guitarist/bank robber, becomes so enamored by Jane he convinces her to star in the band's music video. Trouble is they don't have enough cash. Lance figures the easiest solution for that is to rob another bank. As he is off making plans for the next robbery, Jane works her magic on the reclusive songwriter, Tom, much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Darcy.

The story has a lot of moving parts, and despite not starting into this series earlier, issue #15 provided an easy enough jumping on point and this issue has managed to ease more of the backstory into the forefront. Things towards the end of the issue felt a little murky for me, but nothing has felt convoluted or impassable thus far. The nature of Jane and the effect she has on the men around her is gradually coming into focus, but I think it's the relationships among the bandmates, as well as the desperation of the killer on Jane's trail, that will provide the most intrigue for the next little while.

Bring on Chapter Three. 

4 1/2 Sheep 

Guest Reviewer: Gef Fox
Wag The Fox

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