It's the turning point of the second arc of BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' white-hot series FATALE! What is Josephine's secret plan, and what has she been doing all these years on the run from the '50s to the late '70s? And has the monster that's hunted her most of her life returned?
FATALE's second arc 'The Devil's Business' rushes toward its savage confusion, as Jo comes out of hiding, ready to confront the reborn Bishop as his cultists creep around 1970s Hollywood searching for her and her new lover... And remember each issue of FATALE contains extra content, articles and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues.
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.
The first of four standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issues, and a perfect place for new readers to jump on board. Welcome to 1930s California, a hard place to be for a girl on the run. Witness Josephine's early days with the Femme Fatale curse, and see some of her elusive secrets revealed.
The curse of the Femme Fatale has been around long before Josephine. Now we go back to the dark ages, to Medieval times, and the story of a young woman warrior facing unknowable horror that echoes down through time! Another standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issue, and a perfect place for new readers to jump on board!
ED BRUBAKER and STEVE EPTING redefined Captain America with the 'Winter Soldier' saga... and everything they've done so far has been leading to VELVET! When the world's best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nearly 20 years... and is immediately caught in a web of mystery, murder and high-octane action. Sexy and provocative, with a dark twist on the spy genre, this EXTRA-LENGTH first issue by two of the industry's best-selling creators will knock you out!
The first project from their groundbreaking five-year deal at Image will have ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS fans, old and new, at the edge of their seats, as they weave an epic crime story unlike anything they've done before. Hollywood - 1948. 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. Bonus: This 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE features more story pages, as well as exclusive back pages articles that are only in these single issues!
The bestselling crime series returns in strikingly designed new editions from Image, starting where it all began: CRIMINAL, VOL. 1: COWARDÑa new take on noir that turned the heist story on its head and created a whole new underworld for BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS to explore. BRUBAKER & PHILLIPSÕ recent series FATALE and The FADE OUT have brought their work to a wider audience of new readers, and now is the perfect time to show them the work that made the award-winning teamÕs reputation! ÒBrubaker and PhillipsÕ books have always been about eight years ahead of their time.Ó -Brian K. Vaughan
BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' newest hit series, THE FADE OUT is an epic noir set in the world of noir itself, the backlots and bars of Hollywood at the end of its Golden Era. A movie stuck in endless reshoots, a writer damaged from the war and lost in the bottle, a dead movie star and the lookalike hired to replace her. Nothing is what it seems in the place where only lies are true. THE FADE OUT is BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' most ambitious project yet.
On the run from her own agency, Velvet must find out what really got Agent X-14 killed, and the only way to do that is retrace his steps... and that's a pathway of dead bodies, ruined lives, and angry mercenary soldiers. And along the way, one of Velvet's darkest secrets is revealed. Don't miss the second issue of this white-hot new series, from the hit creators of the CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER saga!
THE BEST-SELLING CRIME SERIES CONTINUES IN THIS STRIKINGLY-DESIGNED EDITION FROM IMAGE! LAWLESS: A story of brotherly love and hate, as Tracy Lawless finally returns home to find out who murdered his kid brother, and how much their family history has doomed them both. This is where BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS take the world they created in CRIMINAL, VOL. 1 and begin stretching the boundaries of what crime comics can be.
Was a murder covered up? Or did the movie starlet commit suicide? And how does the show go on with a dead leading lady and an unfinished film? BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' new crime noir masterpiece is just getting started! Remember, every month THE FADE OUT has exclusive back pages articles that are only available in the single issues.
You all know the story: a beautiful woman seduced by a secret agent into revealing secrets and helping him on his mission...but what happens to them once the agent is gone? Find out in issue three, as Velvet tracks Agent X-14's most recent asset down very dark paths.
BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS' best-selling series ever just keeps hitting! Charlie and his blacklisted friend Gil hunt Hollywood's back alleys for answers to Valeria Sommer's murder and cover-up, but the one man who might know something, ex-child star "Flapjack" Jones, has gone into hiding...unless he's dead in a ditch by the side of the road.
The second act of BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS' biggest hit ever begins with a bang! Someone knows who killed Valeria Sommers, but can our "heroes" find them without exposing themselves? And will their search lead them to answers they don't want to find? A perfect jumping-on point for new readers, released the same day as the trade! And packed with bonus back pages articles only found in the single issues.
The surprise hit of 2012 continues! FATALE's first arc veers dangerously toward its crushing end... all the pieces are in place, Josephine and her lover are prepared to execute their plan, but only one of them knows what kind of men (or demons) they're dealing with. Nothing will go as planned, and there will be blood.
At the Masquerade everyone hides their true face, especially the double-agent that Velvet needs to get to if she has any hope of clearing her name. Don't miss this hot new super-spy series from the best-selling creators of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier saga!
The second arc of FATALE begins here! In modern times, Nicolas Lash hunts for more information about the mysterious Josephine... while in mid-1970s Los Angeles, Jo is trying to establish a new life. But this is post-free love LA, post Manson Family LA, and the hills of Hollywood have dark secrets all their own. BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS's horror-noir masterpiece continues!
What will Detective Walt Booker sacrifice, to what gods? And is he looking for redemption or revenge? In part three of BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS' new horror/noir masterpiece, the threads of the first arc twist together... into a noose around the neck of a corrupt cop in late 50s San Francisco.
STORY ARC CONCLUSION BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' best-selling series so far concludes its second act, as every answer Charlie and Gil find brings them into more and more danger. And remember, every issue of THE FADE OUT is packed with essays and art that are only in the monthly comics. THE FADE OUT WILL RETURN WITH ISSUE #9 IN SEPTEMBER.
Sex and violence in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Charlie's flashbacks to the war affect his work, and his secret mission to solve a covered up murder. And remember, like all BRUBAKER/PHILLIPS comics, the back pages of THE FADE OUT are filled with extra art and articles you can only find in the single issues!
The second issue of the hottest series of 2012 is here! In modern times, Nicholas Lash searches for answers about the mysterious woman who ruined his life, while in the mid-1950s, reporter Dominic Raines is drawn down that same murderous path... The award-winning team of Brubaker and Phillips keeps the heat on high in this epic horror noir.
The surprise hit of 2012 continues! Fatale's first arc veers dangerously toward its crushing end... all the pieces are in place, Josephine and her lover are prepared to execute their plan, but only one of them knows what kind of men (or demons) they're dealing with. Nothing will go as planned, and there will be blood. And remember, FATALE is packed with extras - text pieces, art, paintings - that are only included in the printed comics, so don't miss an issue!
GUNS! SEX! SECRET CULTS! AND MONSTERS! Nothing the BEST-SELLING and AWARD-WINNING creators of SLEEPER, CRIMINAL and INCOGNITO have done so far will prepare you for the explosive debut of FATALE! A reporter in 2012 stumbles on a secret that leads him down the darkest path imaginable to a seductive woman who's been on the run since 1935, a mobster who may be an immortal demon monster, and the stories of all the doomed men who've been caught in their decades-long struggle. FATALE blends noir and horror to tell a riveting epic unlike anything you've seen before.
Superstar writer Ed Brubaker (CATWOMAN, GOTHAM CENTRAL) teams with artist Doug Mahnke (FINAL CRISIS, GREEN LANTERN) to tell the tale of Batman's first battle against his greatest enemy: The Joker!
Batman Begins, the film by acclaimed director Christopher Nolan (Memento, Insomnia) and writer David Goyer (Blade), starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Ken Watanabe, Katie Holmes and Tom Wilkinson, can now be read as a graphic novel! This colorful adaptation of Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high-tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city. This collection also contains four more tales featuring the comic-book version of the Dark Knight!
NEW STORY ARC. BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' runaway bestseller just keeps going! Now that we've seen the origin of our killer, it's only a matter of time before the NYPD realizes they have a vigilante on their streets. The first issue of this new arc releases the same day as the first KILL OR BE KILLED trade, and is a perfect jumping on point for readers who've missed out so far. And every issue has all the backpage extras that BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS fans have come to expect.
The darkly twisted story of a young man forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly begins to ruin his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is unlike anything this award-winning team has done before. Collects KILL OR BE KILLED #1-4.
"BRUBAKER PHILLIPS" runaway hit just keeps coming! Dylan is being hunted by both the good guys and the bad guys, but his mission must go on, regardless. And remember, every issue of KILL OR BE KILLED has the extra back-page content BRUBAKER PHILLIPS fans have come to expect.
BRUCE WAYNE IS A WANTED MAN. Vesper Fairchild, former girlfriend of Bruce Wayne, has been found shot to death in Wayne Manor. Bruce-the police’s prime suspect-is immediately taken into custody, awaiting trial for murder. But how can Batman prove his alter ego’s innocence if he’s stuck behind bars? As the case unfolds, Bruce Wayne’s life and reputation in Gotham are all but destroyed. Batman is left with a choice: cling to his now-shattered civilian life as Bruce Wayne? Or abandon that name completely and embrace his other identity, living solely as Gotham’s Dark Knight? Awarding-winning writer Ed Brubaker (GOTHAM CENTRAL, SLEEPER), along with artists Scott McDaniel (NIGHTWING) and Andy Owens (GREEN ARROW), make the Caped Crusader into Gotham’s most wanted fugitive! Collects BATMAN #598-607.
CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE! To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return to their award-winning title for the first time in years for a 48-page special sure to thrill their readers, old and new alike! ItÕs 1976, and Teeg Lawless is doing 30 days in county jail with a price on his head, his only safe company from the savagery a beat-up old comic magazine his dead cellmate left behind. It's CRIMINAL like you've never seen it before, with a comic within the comic and all those slick '70s thrills!
The first volume of the crime-comic megahit that introduced the now-infamous Marv and spawned a blockbuster film returns in a newly redesigned edition, with a brand-new cover by Frank Miller-some of his first comics art in years! It's a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town. But Marv doesn't care. There's an angel in the room. She says her name is Goldie. A few hours later, Goldie's dead without a mark on her perfect body, and the cops are coming before anyone but Marv could know she's been killed. Somebody paid good money for this frame . . . With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller's masterpiece! * Over a million Sin City books in print! * New cover by Frank Miller! * With Miller and codirector Robert Rodriguez gearing up for Sin City 2, this third edition is being released at just the right time! * The Hard Goodbye was the lead story in the Sin City film, starring Mickey Rourke as Marv!
Collects Chew Vol. 1 #1-5! Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.
Collects Chew #6-10! Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats, is on a bizarre new case. A newly discovered fruit takes Agent Chu to a remote island full of secrets, strangeness-and a shadowy killer with a particularly sinister appetite. Presenting the second storyline of IGN.com's pick for Best Indie Series of 2009 and MTV Splash Page.com's pick for Best New Series of 2009. Find out what the fuss is about in this latest a twisted and darkly funny comic about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants.
One of Sin City's most fascinatingly conflicted characters, Dwight, returns in The Big Fat Kill, the third volume of Frank Miller's seminal noir comic and the inspiration for one of the segments of the blockbuster Sin City film! This third edition is newly redesigned and features a brand-new cover by Miller-some of his first comics art in years! For Dwight, sometimes standing up for his friends means killing a whole lot of people... Not for revenge. Not because they deserve it. Not because it'll make the world a better place. There's nothing righteous or noble about it. Dwight's gotta kill them because he needs them dead. With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller's masterpiece! * Over a million Sin City books in print! * New cover by Frank Miller! * With Miller and codirector Robert Rodriguez gearing up for Sin City 2, this third edition is being released at just the right time! * The Big Fat Kill was one of the stories in the Sin City film, starring Clive Owen as Dwight!
Collects CHEW #16-20! These are strange times for Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats. Strange writing in extraterrestrial script has appeared in the skies of Planet Earth-and stayed there. People don't know if the end days are upon them or not, but they don't seem terribly concerned about the laws of the FDA, and what was once the most powerful law enforcement agency is rapidly descending into irrelevancy. So where does that leave the FDA best agent, Tony Chu? Presenting the fourth story arc of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winner series, as the twisted and darkly funny comic about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants takes a curious cosmic turn.