Comic Novel: The Fade Out: Act Three by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, 2016, 9781632156297.
Third and last compilation of the Hollywood murder mystery set in the 1950s.
Screenwriter Charlie and his secret writing partner Gil still want to know who killed starlet Valeria. Charlie was secretly shtupping Valeria and woke up in a bungalo to a hang over and a Valeria's dead body.
More things happen and you'll want to read the first two entries. You could still read this by itself I suppose. That is up to you.
Anyhoo. Gil has been trying to stir the pot with studio security and he and Charlie team up. They find photo evidence that the old studio boss was not only running a casting couch but also running a pedophile rape couch. Charlie has a couple women after him but is still a mess after his war experience. Gill is still a impulsive drunk. The security chief is a goon with a goon squad. The FBI is on a red hunt. The studio wants more money and everything that gets in the way - including dead bodies - gets swept under or out.
1. I like this artwork. I enjoy the art style and some of the panels have really neat perspectives.