Fatale #10 Review

The latest narrative chunk in this sterling saga comes to a close, but is it a worthwhile finish?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Image:

FATALE’s second arc comes to its brutal conclusion! Secrets are revealed and new mysteries are born, as our Femme Fatale star goes from victim to hero!

And remember each issue of FATALE contains extra content, articles and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues.

It’s an exciting resolution for some of our chief characters as this latest release brings a downright depressing but endlessly enticing romp to a close.  What we have here is a comic book that’s designed for the longevity reader but trust me the wait and patience required is more than worth it, as many pieces fall into their logical places.

Ed Brubaker pens an action packed script that’s focused on one thing, character.  His work on Fatale has been building toward some shocking but interesting revelations that show this intricate story to be infinitely more complex than readers may have been expecting.  The dialogue is sturdy and strong as our protagonists discuss their actions then revel in the consequences therein, as some of them attempt to deal with life after some necessary sacrifices are made.

Sean Phillips lends his pencil to some exquisitely rendered visuals that will surely catch any reader’s careful gaze.  His brilliant line-work evokes a hyper-real word that revels in the simplistic honesty of the setting.  Each curve and straight edge offers something bold that easily ebbs and flows with a natural cadence that simply gels with the written word.  The careful hand and surefire steps taken yield something that most series artists’s struggle to accomplish in their finished product, a versatile creative unison between the author and their own contributions.

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Fatale #10 is something truly special as it succeeds in becoming a piece of fiction that is extremely sturdy and a visceral masterpiece.  Highly recommended.


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