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Some of the content is for a mature audience, but this should not deter a worthy library purchase. Brubaker and Phillips' newest hit series, The Fade Outis an epic noir set in the world of noir itself, the backlots and bars of Hollywood at the end of its Golden Era. A movie stuck in endless reshoots, a writer damaged from the war and lost in the bottle, a dead movie star and the lookalike hired to replace her.
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Don't have a Kindle? Customer reviews. Customer images. See all customer images. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try 19th Street (Fade Out) - Various - Now Presence Vol.1 (VHS) later. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I purchased and read volumes the story ends in 3. This three part graphic novels shows what graphic novels can be, but often are not.
The art of very good, the plot is interesting and well done. The characters are complex and, in some cases, have unexpected depth. The graphic novels has the feel of the movie Chinatown or LA Confidential. This is the post war noir Los Angeles, with its corrupt polices and out of control movie studio bosses and actors. This is a time when fortunes were built in Los Angeles and in the movie business.
Women and sex was seen by some as a reward for power and money in a stark and raw way that is not true in the twenty first century. The story also has the feel of the movies of the era. In those movies men often get 19th Street (Fade Out) - Various - Now Presence Vol.1 (VHS) fist fights with other men. The idea that slugging someone might be criminal assault is alien. This is men acting like school year boys.
The constant fist fights are the only element of the story that didn't work for me. Fist fights between men are serious and sometimes result in death or serious injury. Except in the movies, where none of that seems to happen.
And perhaps that's the point. Reading this graphic novel is like watching a movie made in the s and s. Another s and s movie element in the plot is that almost everyone smokes. And they smoke everywhere - in cars, inside buildings. Whenever they get nervous or upset they light up.
At one point the narrator of the story mentions that the two main characters are alcoholics who would not be bothered by that diagnosis. They drink hard liqueur constantly and this is a part of the story line, since there are blackouts and actions that only someone who was drunk would undertake. To a reader in this noir world of the late s seems like a strange and alien world. But it adds to the movie and noir quality of The Fade Out.
After reading this graphic novel, I'm going to look up some of the other work by 19th Street (Fade Out) - Various - Now Presence Vol.1 (VHS) authors. I love the movie backdrop to this story.
It begins with the setup of the book itself this first part is labeled act one after all. From there it goes into Hollywood in the late s or early s. The starlet of the film that's always sort of in the background has been found dead. Brubaker and Phillips sure know how to set a hook on a story. The characters are all interesting. There is definitely something shady going on and everyone seems to be involved in some way. Unpacking where each character fits in is quite a bit of fun.
This book is more of a setup for things to come than anything else, but it does it so well. And the art is superb. It captures the essence of the period perfectly. Anyone with a passing interest in noir type stories should check this out. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase.
A bloody typewriter. A dead starlet. Moguls and security men. Charlie Parish is a tortured screenwriter who wakes up from a blackout drunk to Search, Find - Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown a dead actress in his bungalow.
As he tries to piece Green Bird - The Seatbelts, Yoko Kanno - Cowboy Bebop CD-Box Original Sound Track the night before, things simply don't 19th Street (Fade Out) - Various - Now Presence Vol.1 (VHS) up, so he confides in his friend, Gil Mason, a former screenwriter who was blacklisted for having communist ties.
Visually, the first thing that caught my eye was Elizabeth Breitweiser's coloring. She uses all sorts of greens and browns. Fade Out is full of surprises, and a few famous stars from the s make cameos, like Clark Gable and Ronald Reagan, the latter of which is tied with the F. I don't know if I have enough room for another title to follow, but if I do, it's most likely to be this one. This is a superb first book in the series.
Brubaker's plot is dense, and Phillips' art hits all the right notes. If anything, I will say that Brubaker's propensity for narration boxes during his scenes lowers the effect of the story overall for me. He does a great job setting a scene and character interactions, but then the dialogue gives way to a series of narration boxes that explain the scenes away. While I love this approach when it comes to recap pages, it is difficult to have the level of emotional investment the subject matter and presentation deserves when I never feel like I am fully allowed to get a sense of the characters' voices.
The story and the artwork are utterly engaging. There no escaping the pull of the story as we become emotionally connected to the flawed characters and interested in the plot. Set in the Hollywood film industry during the red scare, this is a masterful work. Highly recommended. 19th Street (Fade Out) - Various - Now Presence Vol.1 (VHS) person found this helpful. Then - maybe a year ago - my local comic shop introduced me to The Fade Out. It's changed my relationship with comics completely.
I now only read the new stuff - mostly from Image - and am slowly winnowing down my older items. I really do think that comics are having a new Golden Age, 19th Street (Fade Out) - Various - Now Presence Vol.1 (VHS) The Fade Out is a huge part of it for me.
It's really changed my reading habits, much for the better! Thanks Brubaker and Phillips!
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