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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sheep Comic Review: Fatale #17

Fatale #17
Story By: Ed Brubaker
Art By: Sean Phillips
Art By: Elizabeth Breitweiser
Cover By: Sean Phillips
Image Comics
Price: $3.50
Diamond ID: JUN130542
Published: September 25, 2013

The Bishop disappeared in Los Angeles in the late '70s, in a fiery scream, but he's never really been gone, and now he's finally got Jo's scent again. And remember each issue of FATALE contains extra content, articles and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues.

Okay, things are getting weird--and I'm loving it.

Fatale #17 begins with another interlude featuring the one-legged fugitive, Nick Lash, and his grizzled ol' liberator,, Nelson. They're still on the run, laying low, and the more time they spend together, the more it looks like Nelson is outhouse crazy.

After the interlude leaves off with a really great cliffhanger, the main story set in the mid-90s resumes with Lance, the guitarist/bank robber, and Jane, the alluring amnesiac. Now that she is firmly entrenched with the band in their farmhouse hideaway, her hold on the men of the house has reached a new level of obsession and depravity. Now, she is joining in on the robberies with Lance, while the other guys each grapple with Jane's mind-altering machinations.

Oh yeah, and the detective/serial killer is slowly closing in on them, too.

Along with all of that, a new player enters the stage who wants a piece of Jane.

Jane's secrets are slowly coming to bear, but there's still plenty of mystery behind what she is doing to these men and why. It's such a gripping piece of noir and fantasy, I simply enamored by Brubaker's storytelling and Phillips' atmospheric artwork. At this point, it feels like we're on our way to some kind of collision with all of these storylines, and it's shaping up to be a truly memorable one. At this rate, Fatale is going to wind up my favorite comic book series o
f 2013.

Review: Fetale #15

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