THE FADE OUT #1, the debut of the latest series from Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth Breitweiser, uncontested noir masters, has sold out immediately at the distributor level with fans, media, and top industry professionals praising the series as the hottest new crime book on shelves.
“This is amazing. I’m totally overwhelmed. I mean, really, whoever thought me and Sean’s most lo-fi idea, a noir within the world of noir films, would be our biggest hit ever?” said Brubaker.
Set in 1940s Hollywood, THE FADE OUT begins with a suspicious murder and kicks off an intricate mystery involving a noir film stuck in endless reshoots, a writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret, 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 series launched with a 40-page issue that featured exclusive back page articles. For fans wishing to experience noir fiction in true 40s style, an oversized “movie magazine replica” variant edition with 8 extra pages of behind-the-scenes art and articles graced store shelves as well. I dug The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser and Image Comics so much, I had to buy both versions, tweeted Tony Guerrero, Editor-in-Chief of ComicVine.
Entertainment Weekly featured THE FADE OUT #1 on its Must List while IGN called it Mad Men but with more sex and murder. Paste Magazine said of the debut, Hollywood has never looked so dark, so sinister and so seductive. It’s a story that only a Brubaker/Phillips comic could tell.
In an in-depth interview with USA Today Brubaker hinted, Everybody wanted to come to Hollywood and be rich and famous, and very few people are going to get rich and famous. There’s going to be a lot of people dashing themselves against the rocks.
THE FADE OUT #1 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
Image Comics is pleased to announce that this first issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of THE FADE OUT #1 (Diamond Code JUL148170) will release on 9/24.
THE FADE OUT #2 (Diamond Code JUL140545) hits shelves on 9/24.
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