blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

Fatale 20 (February 2014)

fWell, okay, yeah… Fatale is definitely in its last lap. Brubaker doesn’t hide it at all. He does, however, rush things. I thought it was going to be an awesome issue of Jo flashing back to her very interesting past.

Instead, she becomes John McClane and has to save Nicolas. And that wraps up real quick. Not so much action-packed as Cthulhu-packed. I’m also not sure if the Donnie Darko reference was supposed to seem original or not.

But it’s hard to get excited about the finish because halfway through this issue, it’s clear Fatale isn’t coming to a nature end. Why do a bunch of character work on utterly disposable characters? It feels like the series got canceled on Brubaker and Phillips so they have to rush an ending. Only no, they apparently just ran out of interest.

Or Brubaker always had a weak ending planned out.



Curse the Demon; writer, Ed Brubaker; artist, Sean Phillips; colorist, Elizabeth Breitweiser; publisher, Image Comics.

One response to “Fatale 20 (February 2014)”

  1. Vernon wiley

    i wasn’t sure she was rescuing Nicolas here, but I might be wrong. On some level this relationship Jo has with the demonic male opposite has to be addressed. Then we’ll see if Brubaker has an ending in him. It’s so strange that his best pieces seem to come from within the boundaries of series rather than the series themselves.

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