One of the more exciting announcements this weekend at NYCC was that of Eddie Brubaker and Sean Phillips bringing their glorious synthesis of talents to Image in the form of Fatale. I love the combo on Incognito, and Criminal, and so I’m pretty stoked for their latest recombination.
Hit the jump for a preview.
Fatale will reportedly draw from the duo’s acclaimed take on the crime genre while exploring new horror territory. In an interview with CBR, Brubaker characterized Fatale as a kind of James M. Cain and H.P. Lovecraft mashup, and said the story will revolve around a woman who may or may not be the living embodiment of the femme fatale archetype. Image released a three-page preview of Fatale that we have posted below, along with an announcement video from Brubaker himself.
The series will shift between the viewpoints of multiple characters through multiple time periods. Two specific characters readers can expect to see a lot of are the femme fatale character and a modern man hunted for discovering an ancient secret. Brubaker says the story is currently planned for 12 issues, but could grow longer.