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Brubaker and Phillips' Fatale Sells Out and Goes To Second Print


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Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' New Horror Noir Comic Sells Out Immediately


Berkeley, CA – 4 January 2011 -- Today best-selling writer Ed Brubaker and his frequent collaborator and artist, Sean Phillips, debuted Image Comics' first new hit title for the year 2012, FATALE. This much-anticipated new series has already sold out at distribution level, despite a generous overprinting. A second printing is now underway and will arrive back on shelves next month, appearing alongside the second issue.
"The overwhelming positive response to FATALE from retailers and fans has been a bit shocking, but a great way to start the new year," said Brubaker. "Keep it up, and we'll keep putting out the best book we can."
"2012 is the year of the creator, and we couldn't imagine a more suitable way of kicking off our 20th anniversary than with this brilliant new series," said Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. "Ed and Sean are two of comics' absolute best, and FATALE is their best work yet."
FATALE tells the story of a reporter in 2012 who 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 readers have ever seen before.
FATALE #1 ("Beauty" Cover A: NOV110354, "Beast" Cover B: NOV110355), a 32-page full-color noir horror comic book for $3.50, is on sale now until supplies run out. A second printing of FATALE #1 (NOV118137) is available to order now, and will go on sale February 1, alongside FATALE #2 (DEC110551).
Ed Brubaker is one of the most acclaimed writers in comics, having won six Best Writer awards, between the Eisners, the Harveys, and most recently, the 2011 Scream Award. With Sean Phillips, he has created Sleeper, Incognito, and Criminal, all of which have been optioned for film. His epic run on Captain America for Marvel has been one of the best-selling comics of the 21st century, with his "Death of Captain America" storyline garnering international headlines. 
Drawing comics professionally since the age of fifteen, Eisner Award winning Sean Phillips has worked for all the major publishers. Since drawing Sleeper, Hellblazer, Batman, X-Men, Marvel Zombies, and Stephen King's The Dark Tower, Sean has concentrated on creator-owned books including Criminal, Incognito and Seven Psychopaths. As well as FATALE, he's currently also drawing another album for French publishers Delcourt. 
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit