The Fade Out Volume 1 - Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips

I really liked the setting, the end of Hollywood's Golden Age with the many scandals being covered up and a lot of other problems. Charlie is a writer with PTSD who also seems to have troubles writing anything after the war. When, after a party he discovers a murdered women besides him, he starts to learn just how rotten everything has gotten. Because the next time he hears anything about it, her murder has been covered up as a suicide.


It took me a while to really get into the story. The art wasn't something I particularly liked, but it did fit the story. After a while I did like the story, but my complaint would be that this whole first volume felt too much as just a set up for the coming volumes rather than something that could also (partly) stand on its own.


I'm however, curious to find out how the story continues.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!