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    NYCC: Updated! Brubaker & Phillips Roll Out "Fatale" at Image

    By | October 14th, 2011
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    We’ve known about this since the morning, but it’s just been announced at NYCC: Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ new creator-owned collaboration “Fatale” will be released by Image Comics, not Marvel’s Icon Comics. The reasoning is pretty simple and doesn’t affect his work at Marvel at all – he just promised Image publisher Eric Stephenson that he’d take his talents to Image one day, and this is him fulfilling that promise.

    Joining them on this collaboration is legendary colorist Dave Stewart, whose work will likely only help accentuate the greatness of Phillips’ art.

    And what they will be bringing to life is something that Brubaker promises to be “pretty much the weirdest thing I’ve ever written,” as it is “a weird combo of James M. Cain and Lovecraft. It’s got a real horror element to it — the first time I’ve really tried to do anything with horror — but it’s also got this really epic story to it.”

    Femme fatales, Lovecraftian monsters, Brubaker, Phillips, Stewart and Image Comics? Sounds like a match made in heaven.

    Look for more on this as the release date approaches, but as it stands now, the book is just listed as “2012.” Hopefully it beats the apocalypse.

    UPDATE! Check out the solicit after the jump.

    (Via CBR)

    FATALE #1
    story ED BRUBAKER
    art & cover SEAN PHILLIPS
    colors DAVE STEWART

    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.

    Walt Richardson

    Walt is a former editor for Multiversity Comics who just can't quit the site, despite the crushing burdens of law school and generally being tired all the time. You can follow him on Twitter @waltorr, but he can promise you you're in for a terrible time.