Author: Ed Brubaker
Artist: Sean Phillips
Publisher: Image

Ask any comic geek about the last five years of comic books, and no conversation is complete without Fatale. It's the most successful effort from longtime collaborators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips to date (and that's saying something).

The noir-horror hybrid follows the life of the immortal femme fatale Jo as she seeks to understand her occult origins. Full of sex, violence, and Lovecraftian monsters, its a genre-blending thriller that came to a heartfelt conclusion this summer. Though Brubaker and Phillips have already moved on to their excellent new comic, The Fade OutFatale remains the duo's high mark until they prove otherwise.