Preview: Fatale #16

Fatale #16
Words: Ed Brubaker
Art: Sean Philips


Josephine is back, and man does she leave an impression.

She’s a force of nature, and in this issue you get to see the varied effects she has on those around her. Her spell is intoxicating, and disorienting, and mesmerizing, and frightening. It truly is a wonder to witness. And all of her effects seem to be amplified since she is suffering from amnesia and is apparently unaware of the affect she has on everyone around her, not just the men.


From the demented lust of Wulf, the almost school boy infatuation of Luke, the fear Jon has, the muse like quality she embodies for Tom, the suspicion in Darcy, and the obsession of Gavin, Josephine moves through their lives and leaves none of them untouched. It really is stunning.


Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips continue to expand the mythology of Josephine while deepening her mystery. It’s dark, and sexy, and creepy, and disturbing. Most of all, it’s really good. If you haven’t been following along so far, issue #16 is a pretty decent place to hop on.

4.5/5 Marshal Stacks


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