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8th Mar '15 5:40:11 AM Morgenthaler
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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by Creator/EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges the Hardboiled FilmNoir stylings of their previous work with [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] overtones. Spanning a timeframe from the 1930s to the present, it centres around a mysterious woman, Josephine, who appears eternally young throughout the story and seems to have a magnetic pull on any man who crosses her path and links to the underworld -- only not just the underworld of {{Dirty Cop}}s and hoodlums, but also one of [[ReligionOfEvil mad cults]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s...

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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by Creator/EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''{{Criminal}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges the Hardboiled FilmNoir stylings of their previous work with [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] overtones. Spanning a timeframe from the 1930s to the present, it centres around a mysterious woman, Josephine, who appears eternally young throughout the story and seems to have a magnetic pull on any man who crosses her path and links to the underworld -- only not just the underworld of {{Dirty Cop}}s and hoodlums, but also one of [[ReligionOfEvil mad cults]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s...
16th Aug '14 8:55:47 PM DoctorNemesis
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the FemmeFatale character archetype.
15th Jan '14 12:35:40 PM LadyMomus
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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges the Hardboiled FilmNoir stylings of their previous work with [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] overtones. Spanning a timeframe from the 1930s to the present, it centres around a mysterious woman, Josephine, who appears eternally young throughout the story and seems to have a magnetic pull on any man who crosses her path and links to the underworld -- only not just the underworld of {{Dirty Cop}}s and hoodlums, but also one of [[ReligionOfEvil mad cults]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s...

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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by EdBrubaker Creator/EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges the Hardboiled FilmNoir stylings of their previous work with [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] overtones. Spanning a timeframe from the 1930s to the present, it centres around a mysterious woman, Josephine, who appears eternally young throughout the story and seems to have a magnetic pull on any man who crosses her path and links to the underworld -- only not just the underworld of {{Dirty Cop}}s and hoodlums, but also one of [[ReligionOfEvil mad cults]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s...
30th Oct '13 12:28:53 PM gfrequency
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* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:Skip]] tries to rape Josephine in the third arc. It doesn't turn out so well for him.
* CompellingVoice: Josephine's is strong enough that it can compel a person to suicide.



* FramingStory: Nicholas Lash in the present-day interludes.



* HumanoidAbomination. Bishop, and possibly Josephine as well.
* {{Mooks}}: Bishop seems to have an unlimited supply of them. They all wear SunglassesAtNight and look exactly the same.
* TheNineties: The third story arc.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Bishop and Josephine. We don't know exactly how old either of them actually is.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Josephine is at least 80, and Bishop, by the present day, is over a century old.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Josephine is at least 80, and Bishop, by SerialKiller: Wulf in the present day, is over third arc, who also happens to be a century old.cop.
* TomeOfEldritchLore
26th May '13 4:12:38 PM gfrequency
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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges the Hardboiled FilmNoir stylings of their previous work with [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] overtones. Spanning a timeframe from the 1950 to the present, it centres around a mysterious woman, Josephine, who appears eternally young throughout the story and seems to have a magnetic pull on any man who crosses her path and links to the underworld -- only not just the underworld of {{Dirty Cop}}s and hoodlums, but also one of [[ReligionOfEvil mad cults]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s...

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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges the Hardboiled FilmNoir stylings of their previous work with [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] overtones. Spanning a timeframe from the 1950 1930s to the present, it centres around a mysterious woman, Josephine, who appears eternally young throughout the story and seems to have a magnetic pull on any man who crosses her path and links to the underworld -- only not just the underworld of {{Dirty Cop}}s and hoodlums, but also one of [[ReligionOfEvil mad cults]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s...



* DirtyCop: The first arc partially centres around a couple of corrupt cops who've gotten into something way outside of the norm.
* FemmeFatale: Deconstructed; Josephine's allure is decidedly supernatural in nature. She's also more sympathetic than the usual stock character in that she hates her life and the effect she has on men, but is unable to control it.

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* {{Cthulhumanoid}}: Bishop's true form. There seem to be others like him as well, hidden in plain sight.
* DirtyCop: The first arc partially centres around a couple of corrupt cops who've gotten into something way outside of the norm.
norm. Walter Booker, at least, is a more nuanced portrayal of the trope than we usually see, and he started out with good intentions.
* EldritchAbomination: Whatever elder god it is that the cult serves.
* FemmeFatale: Deconstructed; Josephine's allure is decidedly supernatural in nature. She's also more sympathetic than the usual stock character in that she hates her life and the effect she has on men, but is unable to control it.it.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Hank Raines.
* HumanSacrifice
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Walter Booker.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Josephine is at least 80, and Bishop, by the present day, is over a century old.
27th Mar '13 6:45:39 PM Neuroticinfinity
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29th Aug '12 6:55:03 PM Cider
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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges the Hardboiled FilmNoir stylings of their previous work with [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] CosmicHorror. Spanning a timeframe from the 1950 to the present, it centres around a mysterious woman, Josephine, who appears eternally young throughout the story and seems to have a magnetic pull on any man who crosses her path and links to the underworld -- only not just the underworld of {{Dirty Cop}}s and hoodlums, but also one of [[ReligionOfEvil mad cults]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s...

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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges the Hardboiled FilmNoir stylings of their previous work with [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] CosmicHorror.overtones. Spanning a timeframe from the 1950 to the present, it centres around a mysterious woman, Josephine, who appears eternally young throughout the story and seems to have a magnetic pull on any man who crosses her path and links to the underworld -- only not just the underworld of {{Dirty Cop}}s and hoodlums, but also one of [[ReligionOfEvil mad cults]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s...
30th Jul '12 12:14:37 PM FELH2
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[[StockCharacters You know the character.]] She's [[FemmeFatale the beautiful lady with the mysterious past and plenty of secrets]] [[WomanInBlack dressed all in black]], who seems so ''vulnerable'' on the surface, like she just needs a strong man to protect her from all the creeps and lowlifes she's somehow gotten embroiled with. A strong man like you, maybe. And before you know it, one look into those deep eyes later and you're hers, and there's nothing you can do about it, and you'll do ''anything'' for her -- no matter how vicious or corrupt or vile, no matter how low you have to sink. And before you know it, your life's in ruins, there's corpses piling up all around you, and you're sunk into a moral quagmire from which there seems to be no escape... all because of her.

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[[StockCharacters You know the character.]] She's [[FemmeFatale the beautiful lady with the mysterious past and plenty of secrets]] [[WomanInBlack dressed all in black]], who seems so ''vulnerable'' on the surface, like she just needs a strong man to protect her from all the creeps and lowlifes she's somehow gotten embroiled with. A strong man like you, maybe. And before you know it, one look into those deep eyes later and you're hers, and there's nothing you can do about it, and you'll do ''anything'' for her -- no matter how vicious or corrupt or vile, no matter how low you have to sink. And before you know it, your life's in ruins, there's corpses piling up all around you, and you're sunk into a moral quagmire from which there seems to be no escape... all because of her.
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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges the Hardboiled FilmNoir stylings of their previous work with [[HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] CosmicHorror. Spanning a timeframe from the 1950 to the present, it centres around a mysterious woman, Josephine, who appears eternally young throughout the story and seems to have a magnetic pull on any man who crosses her path and links to the underworld -- only not just the underworld of {{Dirty Cop}}s and hoodlums, but also one of [[ReligionOfEvil mad cults]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s...

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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges the Hardboiled FilmNoir stylings of their previous work with [[HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] CosmicHorror. Spanning a timeframe from the 1950 to the present, it centres around a mysterious woman, Josephine, who appears eternally young throughout the story and seems to have a magnetic pull on any man who crosses her path and links to the underworld -- only not just the underworld of {{Dirty Cop}}s and hoodlums, but also one of [[ReligionOfEvil mad cults]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s...
12th May '12 1:33:52 AM DoctorNemesis
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[[StockCharacters You know the character.]] She's [[FemmeFatale the beautiful lady with the mysterious past and plenty of secrets]] [[WomanInBlack dressed all in black]], who seems so ''vulnerable'' on the surface, like she just needs a strong man to protect her from all the creeps and lowlifes she's somehow gotten embroiled with. A strong man like you, maybe. And before you know it, one look into those deep eyes later and you're hers, and there's nothing you can do about it, and you'll do ''anything'' for her -- no matter how vicious or corrupt or vile, no matter how low you have to sink. And before you know it, your life's in ruins, there's corpses piling up all around you, and you're sunk into a moral quagmire from which there seems to be no escape... all because of her.

And even then, you'd still do anything for her, just for a smile or a kiss or a touch. It's like she owns your soul. It's almost supernatural.

Only... what if it actually ''was'' supernatural?

''Fatale'' is a comic book series by EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges the Hardboiled FilmNoir stylings of their previous work with [[HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] CosmicHorror. Spanning a timeframe from the 1950 to the present, it centres around a mysterious woman, Josephine, who appears eternally young throughout the story and seems to have a magnetic pull on any man who crosses her path and links to the underworld -- only not just the underworld of {{Dirty Cop}}s and hoodlums, but also one of [[ReligionOfEvil mad cults]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s...

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!! Provides examples of:
* DirtyCop: The first arc partially centres around a couple of corrupt cops who've gotten into something way outside of the norm.
* FemmeFatale: Deconstructed; Josephine's allure is decidedly supernatural in nature. She's also more sympathetic than the usual stock character in that she hates her life and the effect she has on men, but is unable to control it.
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