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Brubaker and Phillips Prepare for THE FADE OUT

An all-new crime series is coming this August.

Ed Brubaker (FATALE, VELVET, Captain America: Winter Soldier) and Sean Phillips (FATALE, Criminal, Marvel Zombies) launch the first show-stopper from their unprecedented five-year deal announced at Image Expo in January—the hotly anticipated epic noir series, THE FADE OUT.

As an added bonus to this exciting launch, this first issue will clock in at 40 pages and feature exclusive back page articles. For fans wishing to experience noir fiction in true ‘40s style, an oversized "movie magazine replica" variant edition with 8 extra pages of behind-the-scenes art and articles will be available for order.

An intricate and groundbreaking crime story on a level Brubaker and Phillips have never tackled before, THE FADE OUT weaves a tangled web through the underbelly of a 1948 Hollywood... A noir film stuck in endless reshoots. A writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. An up-and-coming starlet's suspicious death. And a maniacal studio mogul and his security chief who will do anything to keep the cameras rolling before the Post-War boom days come crashing down. THE FADE OUT is the most ambitious series yet from the award-winning Noir Masters.

Early praise for THE FADE OUT:

"Brubaker and Phillips's books have always been about eight years ahead of their time." —Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, Y the Last Man)

"Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are the gold standard of the crime graphic novel." —Warren Ellis (Planetary, Transmetropolitan, Gun Machine, Fell)

"Brubaker & Phillips continue to make sweet music together, broadcast to you in the form of the best comics around." —Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE)

"How can you resist the Lennon and McCartney of Feel-Bad Comics Noir heading out west for the flickering horrors of Hollywoodland? THE FADE OUT feels like the book Ed and Sean were born to make." —Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, CASANOVA, Hawkeye)

"Ed and Sean are that rare longterm collaboration that never become complacent, each project is a new revelation, the love visibly increased, the enthusiasm for the craft only growing over time. You don't have to consider the purchase, you make it on instinct at this point." —Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE, DEADLY CLASS)

"Like Scorsese and De Niro, Brubaker and Phillips are the unmatched masters of a certain kind of storytelling—those fables of doomed and deluded men who are ready to die bloody, defending the tatters of their soiled American dreams. A new title from the sharpshooters behind Criminal and Fatale is reason enough to go on living." —Joe Hill (Locke & Key, Horns, NOS4A2)

"Brubaker and Phillips have achieved the sort of creative consistency that'd justify critics filing their INSTANT CLASSIC reviews before they even read whatever they put out next." —Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE,Phonogram, Young Avengers)

"I’ve been reading Ed Brubaker comics since the first appearance of Ed Brubaker comics and every single time he announces a new title I mutter to myself: 'ugh! I wish I would’ve thought of that!'" —Brian Michael Bendis (POWERS, Alias, Ultimate Spider-Man)

"I'm a pretty easy mark for any Brubaker-Philips creation, but the ambition behind this one has me spinning with anticipation. Couldn't be more excited." —Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST, MANHATTAN PROJECTS, Avengers)

“Two of the best in the business, no contest.” —Kelly Sue DeConnick

“I never know what to say in these things” —Kelly Sue DeConnick

“Seriously, just buy the [expletive deleted] book. I promise you’ll like it. Unless you’re [expletive deleted].” —Kelly Sue DeConnick

“I don’t think we’re supposed to say [expletive deleted] anymore.” —Kelly Sue DeConnick

“Forget I said that." —Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel)

THE FADE OUT #1 arrives in stores on 8/20 for $3.50 and is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN140463. The movie magazine variant of THE FADE OUT is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN140464.

Edit

The amazing Elizabeth Breitweiser will be the color artist! That's great news!

27 Comments
Posted by longbowhunter

Actually the price for that first issue is $5.99...yeeesh. Fortunately for them I'm like a lost puppy. I follow Brubaker and Phillips wherever they go.

Posted by akbogert

"You don't have to consider the purchase, you make it on instinct at this point."

Remender nailed it (though not as hilariously as KSD). I'm not even looking at the preview pages. There is a 0% chance I will not be pulling this.

Posted by MixMastaMicah5

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Posted by akbogert

Actually the price for that first issue is $5.99...yeeesh. Fortunately for them I'm like a lost puppy. I follow Brubaker and Phillips wherever they go.

The price is $3.50. It's $5.99 for the special oversized magazine variant (described in the second paragraph). ^_^

Edited by iaconpoint

Finally! I'm counting down the days.

But I'm gonna miss Fatale.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

OH GOD YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! I have been waiting with bated breath since this was announced. This will be Brubaker and Phillips magnum opus, they've been waiting years to tell it.

Posted by Billy Batson

Hopefully it's as good as Criminal.

BB

Posted by longbowhunter
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by Billy Batson

@billy_batson: Did you ever read Fatale?

I'll read it when it's finished but from what I've heard it's not as good as Criminal.

BB

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Posted by fables87

Love this team...SOLD!

Edited by G-Man
Posted by Cuboid

I haven't read nearly enough Brubaker (my bad and it needs to be rectified), but I'll be sure to check this out.

Edited by SavageDragon

This is my favorite team in comics. I love everything they have done and Incognito is one of my all time favs.

Posted by CaptainHoopla

Insta-pull!

Edited by Cap10nate

While I'm sure this will be good as just about all their collaborations have been, I don't think using a bunch of other Image creators as the soundbites is the most objective source of review for the quality of the work. No one would say anything bad about any of the creative teams within their own company to the press.

Posted by Akindoodle

While I'm sure this will be good as just about all their collaborations have been, I don't think using a bunch of other Image creators as the soundbites is the most objective source of review for the quality of the work. No one would say anything bad about any of the creative teams within their own company to the press.

Because reviews in general are the most objective sources of information, right? Would they release the negative reviews anyway?

Reviews, by nature, are very subjective things, wouldn't you say? But then there is also criticism for things like technique, social awareness, originality, etc. Oh well...

Edited by derf_jenkins

Amazing team!! I'm not sure about much in life, but I'm sure I will read the Brubaker/Phillips collaborations for the rest of my time.

Edited by judasnixon

Edited by imredjimmy

Image, would you kindly stop destroying my wallet. With Fatale being almost over, I will have no choice to pick this title.

Posted by JonesDeini

Actually the price for that first issue is $5.99...yeeesh. Fortunately for them I'm like a lost puppy. I follow Brubaker and Phillips wherever they go.

Word, folk...these guys kind of have carte blanche with me.

Edited by Billy Batson

@longbowhunter said:

Actually the price for that first issue is $5.99...yeeesh. Fortunately for them I'm like a lost puppy. I follow Brubaker and Phillips wherever they go.

Word, folk...these guys kind of have carte blanche with me.

Brubaker said the $5.99 is just for the special cover thingy. The actual price is $3.50 that they've charged before.

BB

Posted by Ms-Lola

This looks irresistible.