Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fatale #10

Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Sean Phillips

The second arc of Fatale, set in the 70s, ends with this issue as many a 70s scene did - with a bunch of dead cultists and third-rate actresses.

Miles raids the Method Church's compound to steal a book for Josephine, and finds the place deserted.  The reason?  The church has figured out where Josephine is, and they've gone after her in force.

This is a bloody, violent issue, and it's great.  Brubaker announced this week that the series is now an indefinite on-going, and I am very happy about that (even if part of me worries that, as the story jumps forward through time, it will start to lose some of its strength, like what's happened with American Vampire).

Anyway, there's not a whole lot to say about this issue, except to make a comment about Brubaker's writing style.  He's always been very open about the fact that he starts arcs without knowing how they will finish, but he's such a good writer that no one would believe that.  Jo's gardener, first seen in the second issue of this arc, who appeared to be a complete throw-away character, gets a scene that feels like it had been predestined.  It is these little touches that make this book so great.

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