History Comicbook / Fatale

12th Sep '17 4:42:56 PM WillBGood
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Booker dies ripping out Bishop's eyes, something that weakens and effects Bishop for the rest of the comic.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Booker dies ripping out Bishop's eyes, something that weakens and effects affects Bishop for the rest of the comic.]]
17th Feb '17 3:03:36 AM Morgenthaler
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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by Creator/EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''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...

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''Fatale'' is a comic book series by Creator/EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips (of ''ComicBook/{{Criminal}}'' fame) which merges [[FantasticNoir 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...
17th Feb '17 3:01:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* FantasticNoir: It's set in the 1950s with a bunch of detectives investigating a series of ritualistic murders, with a supernatural FemmeFatale at the center of it who's fighting demonic eldritch forces.
17th Feb '17 2:57:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Booker coughing is a sign that he's deathly ill. Of course, eventually he starts coughing up ''blood'', so he better be.
17th Feb '17 2:55:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* LipstickMark: Both Hank's best friend and his wife notice that he's been having an affair because of Josephine's lipstick left on his collar.
17th Feb '17 2:53:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ImperiledInPregnancy: Hank's pregnant wife Sylvia is brutally murdered by Bishop, who then frames Hank for the deed.
29th Jan '17 9:47:04 AM Tork
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* CassandraTruth: Darcy warns the rest of the band Amsterdam that "Jane" is nothing but trouble and will lead them to ruin. She's not wrong. [[spoiler: Jo having sex with both Lance and Tom drives a wedge in the group. Skip in a lust driven frenzy tries to rape her and she forces him to drown himself in their toilet. Wulf, looking for Jo, brutally murders Jon, Tom, and Darcy and then attempts to sacrifice Lance. Lance survives but is driven utterly mad into a rambling murdering mess that eventually falls into a multidimensional rift and is probably devoured by elder gods.]] Should have listened to Darcy, guys.
29th Jan '17 9:37:10 AM Tork
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* AnArmAndALeg: Nicolas very quickly in the story gets involved in an incident that leaves him without one of his legs.
* AnyoneCanDie



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Literally everyone who has ever encountered Josephine is either dead or mad but Jo finally breaks the curse and is allowed to age normally.]]
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Bishop and his minions are pure evil but Jospephine is incredibly reckless and manipulative about how she uses the men under her thrall to do her bidding although she is remorseful about it.



* CosmicHorror



* DarkSavior: Hansel of the second arc looks like the stereotypical image of Jesus. He's anything but.



* TheFifties: The first story.
* FilmNoir: Especially in the first arc but present in degrees although the story.



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Hank Raines.

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Hank Raines. Later, [[spoiler: Lance and Nicolas]]
* GrandTheftMe: Bishop uses this to [[spoiler: escape death after Booker mortally wounds him at the end of the first arc, using the body of Hank's unborn son as a vessel.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Booker dies ripping out Bishop's eyes, something that weakens and effects Bishop for the rest of the comic.]]
* HollywoodSatanism: Literally in the case of the Method Church who wear stereotypical black robes with inverted crosses and participate in murderous orgy rituals in the Hollywood hills and cater to the film industry elite's darkest desires.


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* TheSeventies: The second story.
19th Nov '16 10:19:52 PM captainpat
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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]], 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.
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...
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