Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are bringing their newest seriers, The Fade Out, to Image Comics. Brubaker and Phillips are frequent collaborators known for their noir comics, including series like Fatale, Criminal and Incognito. The Fade Out is poised to deliver more of what Brubaker and Phillips are known for, as the series is being billed as an "epic noir series." The Fade Out will be the first new series from Brubaker and Phillips since it was announced that they had signed a five-year exclusive deal with Image Comics at January's Image Expo. The Fade Out #1 will be 40-pages and feature exclusive back-page articles. For true noir fans, there will also be an oversized "movie magazine replica" variant that includes an additional eight pages of behind-the-scenes art and artilcles. Here's the series description given my Image Comics:
An intricate and groundbreaking crime story on a level Brubaker and Phillips have never tackled before, THE FADE OUT weaves a tangled web through the underbelly of a 1948 Hollywood... A noir film stuck in endless reshoots. A writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. An up-and-coming starlet's suspicious death. 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 FADE OUT is the most ambitious series yet from the award-winning Noir Masters. THE FADE OUT #1 arrives in stores on 8/20 for $3.50 and is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN140463. The movie magazine variant of THE FADE OUT is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN140464.