Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Fade Out Offers Fame, Sex and Death


Fame, sex and death all make for quite the entertainment. When those topics are thrust into the hands of talented storytellers such as Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, then the result is greater than the sum of the three parts. Image Comics is pleased to inform readers that the first four issues of the series are gearing up to be collected in The Fade Out, Volume 1, due in stores on February 25.

"So far, The Fade Out is the most popular and most-widely written about book that Sean and I have ever done," said writer Brubaker. "And I'm so proud of that, and the work that Sean and our amazing colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser are doing on the series, that I just wanted to make it easier for new readers to try us out. And hopefully this move will help stores meet demand, since we keep selling out of the issues the first week they come out."

The Fade Out focuses in on the chaos in a Hollywood studio that follows the death of a starlet under suspicious circumstances and one writer’s guilt over a secret he’s keeping to save his skin. With a $9.99 price tag, The Fade Out, Volume 1 is one of more than fifty Image Introduces titles that have specially priced first volumes to encourage readers to delve into their next favorite comic book series.

The Fade Out, Volume 1 will be in comic book stores on February 25 (Diamond Comic order code DEC140664) and in bookstores on March 10 (ISBN 978-1-63215-171-1). It is available for pre-order now. Full press release below.

FAME, SEX, DEATH: THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT IN 

THE FADE OUT

Crime noir trade paperback by Brubaker and Phillips only $9.99

THE FADE OUT, VOLUME 1, the first collection of Ed Brubaker’s and Sean Phillips’ most ambitious crime noir series to date, is now a title in Image Comics' Image Introduces line of first volumes, making its new price $9.99.
THE FADE OUT focuses in on the chaos in a Hollywood studio that follows the death of a starlet under suspicious circumstances and one writer’s guilt over a secret he’s keeping to save his skin. Read the full news release here.
With a $9.99 price tag, THE FADE OUT, VOLUME 1 is one of more than fifty Image Introduces titles that have specially priced first volumes to encourage readers to delve into their next favorite comic book series.

"So far, The Fade Out is the most popular and most-widely written about book that Sean and I have ever done," said writer Brubaker. "And I'm so proud of that, and the work that Sean and our amazing colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser are doing on the series, that I just wanted to make it easier for new readers to try us out. And hopefully this move will help stores meet demand, since we keep selling out of the issues the first week they come out."
THE FADE OUT, VOLUME 1 will be in comic book stores on February 25 and in bookstores on March 10. It is available for pre-order now.

THE FADE OUT VOLUME 1: by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

(colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser)

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-171-1
  • Diamond Comic order code DEC140664
  • 120 pages, paperback, full color
  • $9.99
  • Collects THE FADE OUT #1-4
  • Rated Mature
  • In comic book stores February 25, bookstores March 10
  • Retailers, librarians, and reviewers may request a PDF galley from Jennifer de Guzman, Director of Trade Book Sales,jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com
Praise for THE FADE OUT:

“Hollywood has never looked so dark, so sinister and so seductive. It’s a story that only a Brubaker/Phillips comic could tell." –Darren Orf, Paste Magazine
The Fade Out is a beautiful book that offers the most complete characters and the most fascinating concept the pair have created, and the most interesting theme they’ve explored. It may be the strongest debut in their illustrious partnership.” –John Parkin, Comics Alliance

The Fade Out is simply the best at what it does. It's a clear creative statement that any fans of noir shouldn't miss.” Marykate Jasper, Comic Book Resources
“For noir lovers, history buffs, and mystery enthusiasts, The Fade Out has already set an incredibly high bar for itself, and there’s every indication it will continue to challenge and surpass expectations.” –Matt Dodge, Multiversity Comics

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