FadeoutThe Fade Out #1 is Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips first series as part of their exclusive 5 year creator-owned deal with Image Comics that sees them plough a familiar furrow in this 1940s set Hollywood noir thriller. But will The Fade Out #1 shine brightly in the murky world of noir or should it skulk back into the shadows?

There are few better combinations in comics that Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips the creative team behind modern noir classics like Fatale, Sleeper and Criminal. So it is with some considerable excitement that today we learn that Brubaker and Philips have signed an unprecedented deal with Image Comics – a five year deal to do anything they want with total freedom, total control, and total ownership over their projects. Quite frankly these guys could publish their laundry lists and we would buy it, so consider us excited!