May 22, 2014

Image Teases New Brubaker/Phillips Title, "The Fade Out"

I don't do a lot of promo stuff here for the bigger independents, but man, when I got this in my e-mail, I had to share. The team of Brubaker and Phillips might be the best writer/artist pairing working in comics right now, and possibly of all time. The two sync together seamlessly, working in a noir style that I absolutely love, and was so good, Marvel even tried to mimic it--to varying degrees of success--with a series of superhero re-imaginings with Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and others.

Here's Image's description of the storyline:
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.
This one is part of the five-year deal Brubaker and Phillips signed in January. Man, comics fans--especially crime comics fans--are going to have a lot to look forward to in the next half-decade.

For fans of pulp novels, this variant cover is amazing:


Here are the preview pages they shared:




The Fade Out is scheduled for release in August and will be 40 pages, with a 48 page, Hollywood Magazine style variant also available.. For those who use comic shops, be sure to get this on your pre-order list as soon as possible.