Book Synopsis

The Fade Out is a crime comics series created by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips with the help of colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser and research assistant Amy Condit. Twelve issues were published by Image Comics between August 2014 and January 2016. The story has been collected into three trade paperback volumes and a single hardcover collection.

Brubaker's uncle, is set in 1948 and stars Charlie Parish, a Hollywood screenwriter suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and fronting for his blacklisted best friend, Gil. When Charlie wakes from a blackout in the same room as a murdered starlet, he and Gil set out to bring her killer to justice. As they learn more about her troubled past, they find themselves up against powerful Hollywood elites who do not want to upset the status quo.

Although Brubaker had been concerned the premise was not commercial enough to have wide appeal, The Fade Out sold better than any of the authors' previous collaborations, and early issues went through several printings. The series received positive reviews from critics.

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* 1. Score Card: Art and Design. Score the art on a scale of 1 through 5 with 5 being the best and 1 the worst.

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* 2. Score Card: Writing. Score the art on a scale of 1 through 5 with 5 being the best and 1 the worst.

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* 3. Who was your favorite character in the book?

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* 4. Who was your least favorite character in the book?

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* 5. Would you recommend this book to others??

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* 6. What format did you use to read this series?

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* 7. What was your favorite part of the story and favorite single issue? Explain.

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* 8. What was your biggest criticism of the book?

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* 9. Overall score for The Fade Out (Out of 5)

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