This week in comics, Before Watchmen: Nite Owl shows us why we should have feared this whole silly prequel business more, Abnett & Lanning launch a new superhero book for Boom! and two of Gotham’s many, many massive criminal conspiracies clash in All-Star Western. Would you like to know more?
Look, we like Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips here at read/RANT. Throw in Dave Stewart, perhaps my favorite colorist currently working, and you’ve got yourselves a winner – as evinced by naming Criminal: The Last of the Innocent the best graphic novel of 2011. So you can imagine how excited I was to see the team reunite so soon after the most recent chapter of Criminal concluded. I went in to Fatale pretty much completely blind, having missed the preview that came out during my fairly relaxed holiday season. And while it wasn’t at all what I was expecting, Brubaker and Phillips have come up with a satisfying blend of crime, pulp, and straight-up horror.