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FATALE KICKS OFF 2012 WITH A HIT

December 31, 1969

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).