Jan 27


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.

Fade Out

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, book stores March 10

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


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, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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