The Fade Out #1 review
Fatale‘s body is barely cold and Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips dump another noir thriller in my lap with The Fade Out #1. I don’t know how they do it, I don’t even care that much for noir or the 1940’s, but Brubaker and Phillips just have this recipe that works, I can’t explain it.
Taking place in the late 1940’s, The Fade Out #1 touches on many of Hollywood’s dark secrets, murder, and scandals. Ed Brubaker nails the feeling of the times, or at least I think that’s what the times would be like, I wouldn’t know from experience. A time of the mob, bribes, segregation, and many other subjects we now find taboo.
Since I’m not typically a fan of the noir genre, The Fade Out #1 didn’t hit me as hard as Fatale or Incognito did. The lack of supernatural happenings or any type of powers for that matter made it really difficult to draw me in. You can’t deny how masterful Brubaker’s writing is though, and Sean Phillips art is without a doubt spot on.
Even though I wasn’t blown away by The Fade Out #1, I will continue to see the story through. Brubaker and Phillips are a rare team that I can trust will have plenty of gut wrenching and thrilling moments. Regardless of how I feel, you know it’s a recipe for success.