Fatale #4, #5, and #6 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Fatale #4, Fatale #5, and Fatale #6 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Average rating: 2.3/5 stars

Fatale #4 Fatale #5 Fatale #6

Erica gives this comic three starsFatale #4 by Ed Brubaker
Art: Sean Phillips

I’m not a big fan of Walter Booker. Meaning that I don’t care if he lives or dies. Or his reasons why he’s going to sell out Jo or not sell her out. I’m not in anyway identifying with his dilemma.

I still want to know more about Jo. But I want to know it from her point-of-view, not the eyes of others. Specifically the eyes of the men who would either love her or kill her. She’s obviously pretty desperate to come to Walt for protection; but we still don’t really know why.

Hank has it pretty bad in all angles. It is interesting that he seemed to forgot his wife’s brutal murder when he thinks about Jo.

Erica gives this comic one star.Fatale #5 by Ed Brubaker
Art: Sean Phillips

Totally grossed out. Why is it that so many texts have babies cut out of women’s wombs for evil? Like how is this even a thing? And what’s up with the frequency of adding this to the mystical pregnancy trope?

A shadowy Satanic cult lead by a random guy who’s really a monster who Walter cuts his eyes out before dying. Plus, Hank’s role and only focus being on saving the girl. And Jo being basically helpless — except that she makes some kind of mystical and psychic connection to her lovers — and Hank having no idea that his child is there. Yeah, this is all way too much for me.

Erica gives this comic three starsFatale #6 by Ed Brubaker
Art: Sean Phillips

I’m hoping that the ending of Nicholas’ story, and it’s unfruitful ventures will help move the story into Jo’s territory.

Jo hiding away from everything is probably the first real choice that she’s made in this book. And I wish it wasn’t all about keeping away from everyone and doing nothing with her life. I’m interested in more about what Jo thinks of her powers.

I’m interested to see what will happen, and I’m hoping that Brubaker will give Jo more of a voice in her own tale instead of just playing the archetype.

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