Thursday, January 26, 2017

Comic: "The Fade Out: Act Two" by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

Comic: The Fade Out: Act Two by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, 2015, 9781632154477.

Part two gives us more about Charlie Parrish, his life, and his relationship with the dead actress. Charlie had a thing for Dead Actress. They got to be good friends and were secretly screwing. But, Charlie also knows that as a lowly screenwriter he'd get pushed to the side when Dead Actress's star started to rise.

Charlie helps Dead Actress deal with her scuzzy ex-husband. He helps her deal with the scuzzy studio boss. Charlie remembers seeing someone from his black-out when Dead Actress was murdered. Charlie starts asking around.

Meanwhile, Charlie's writing partner, Gil, is also mad about Dead Actress's murder and starts to run on angle on the studio boss by running a blackmail scheme to shake information loose. Trouble is brewing.

1. Seeing as how Dead Actress becomes integral to the story during several long flashbacks shouldn't I look up the character's name?
2. Yes.
3. But, I won't.
4. The artwork is still great.
5. I have volume three at home.

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