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A mulher mais Fatal dos últimos cem anos regressa, na terceira parte desta saga de terror policial que vai seguindo os meandros mais escuros da história secreta da América, misturando thriller e terror sobrenatural. Dos dias mais negros da Grande Depressão, à Idade Média e ao Velho Oeste, quatro contos de terror em volta do mito e mistério da femme fatale irão revelar alguA mulher mais Fatal dos últimos cem anos regressa, na terceira parte desta saga de terror policial que vai seguindo os meandros mais escuros da história secreta da América, misturando thriller e terror sobrenatural. Dos dias mais negros da Grande Depressão, à Idade Média e ao Velho Oeste, quatro contos de terror em volta do mito e mistério da femme fatale irão revelar alguns dos segredos que nem a nossa heroína conhece, e preparar o palco para o grande final de Fatale...Ed Brubaker, um dos maiores argumentistas de banda desenhada americana, e autor entre outros, de Capitão América: O Soldado do Inverno, juntou-se a um dos mais talentosos artistas britânicos, Sean Phillips, para assinar esta história em que terror e policial negro colidem num dos maiores sucessos dos comics actuais. Nomeada para cinco Eisners (incluindo Melhor Série Nova, Melhor Argumento, e Melhor Desenho), a série ganhou também o Eisner para as Melhores Cores, pelo trabalho de Dave Stewart.«Visualmente e emocionalmente, este volume ocupa um lugar especial na saga de Fatale, um lugar que explora brilhantemente a dureza inerente aos géneros a que presta homenagem, alternando entre a beleza e a crueldade.»comicasalliance.comInclui FATALE 11-14....

Title : Fatale, Vol. 3: A Oeste do Inferno
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ISBN : 9788416510016
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Fatale, Vol. 3: A Oeste do Inferno Reviews

  • Sr3yas
    2019-02-26 02:15

    Guess what? Things are getting weird over here!Let's just say nightclubbing in the 19th century was really bold!I can explain this volume of Fatale in Brubaker's own words:❝ Every time she thought she understood the nightmare, another layer fell away and a new horror was revealed.❞ Hell, yea! This volume features four short stories set in four different timelines and locations. Each one chronicles Josephine's destructive life and the men she ruined unwillingly. One of the stories even features a predecessor of Josephine, a girl named Mathilda, who used to live in France in the 11th century! I loved this wild west issue as well as the 1936 Texas issue (This issue reminded me of Lovecraft). The art is beautiful as always, and the short stories balance fun, creepiness and world building at the same time effectively. Overall, one of the best volumes I've read till now.

  • HFK
    2019-02-27 02:12

    Third volume of Fatale is a good reminder of that I should read graphic series in a short period of time instead of keeping them as hostages on my cloud, waiting for the right moment to be devoured. I, again, found myself in a spot where I needed to memorize what really did happen in the previous volumes to get myself on track of how to valuate the whole journey from the start to the middle.West of Hell collects the issues 11 to 14, giving a solid four issue arc that brings the reader behind the mythology trails that lie behind this noir-horror triumph, which has not quite gotten to hook me as much as I had anticipated after the fantastic The Fade Out.The power of femme fatale (a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations) is strong within when riding in high heels through the history of multiple powerful females, all wanted dead the same as our leading female character, Josephine.Secret societies, dark powers, Lovecraftian supernaturals, beautiful women, weak seduced men, and history. There is so much to make Fatale a masterpiece, yet for some reason it lacks spirit and emotion enough to make it only an average read.But, what is not average, is the art that respects noir's roots and keeps this volume together as there was not much within the story to boost my interested to the next level. Better than the second volume, but not by far.

  • Jan Philipzig
    2019-03-17 07:23

    More fatales, more worship, more misery: set in different historical eras, the four one-shots collected in this volume make it quite obvious that Brubaker has no idea where to go with his mystery. But what the heck, as long as things are as stylish as this I ain't complaining...

  • Forrest
    2019-03-08 05:17

    I admit it, my background as a writer has influenced my enjoyment of this volume a great deal. I started as a short-story writer and themed anthology editor before turning to the novel form. I just felt like a more natural short-story writer. It came quite easily to me, maybe because I was raised in the MTV generation and have a short attention span. Or, perhaps it's because I am a slow reader and a slow writer. Or maybe I'm just lazy.Whatever the case, I can appreciate a good short-story, well-told. I particularly enjoy a story told as an episodic series of short vignettes that challenges the reader to read between the lines, to tease the story out of their own subconscious through the use of subtle cues. I've used this trope several times, sometimes with great success, sometimes not.The beauty of the short story is that it frees up the author to focus on style and immediacy and forces her or him to do away with the fluff that is so much a part of many a bad novel. This is a big turn-off to many novel readers. Don't believe me? Try to get a short-story collection published. I dare you. It can be done, but finding a willing publisher for a short-story collection is much, much more difficult than finding a willing publisher for a novel. So, yes, it's pretty difficult.What Brubaker and Phillips have done here is create a series of stories about a type, almost a Jungian archetype: The Fatale. Yes, you will see your beloved Josephine here (for those of you wise enough to read the previous two volumes in the series), but you will also meet Mathilda and Bonnie, who may or may not be the same person as Josephine - this is never made clear. And whether they are three separate persons or one-in-the-same doesn't really matter. What matters here is back-story and beauty, and there is plenty of each here. In West of Hell we learn that this world is not what you think it is. And you dare not know the truth. The truth will only kill you or, worse yet, let you know of its presence while allowing you the dubious privilege of life.My only complaint here is that some of the information was leaked a bit earlier, in the first two volumes. But not all of it. Too much too early would spoil the surprise of it all, but would add something to the feeling of sheer menace that peeks around the corners in other volumes. Still, I can see how the choppy nature of this narrative adds to the flavor of the series as a whole. Not only do we get to peek around the corner at what lurks there, we have moments of stark revelation when we can get a good look at the face of horror in full, though it surreptitiously slides back into the shadows before we can fully figure out what it is doing, what it wants, and where it is going.The artwork, as always, is beautiful. But this volume is particularly well-structured in a cinematic sense. Take, for example, the image of Jo approaching her vehicle, a 1930's coupe, on a desolate desert highway at night. She has just seen the face of evil, a physical manifestation of her nightmares. She gets in the car and drives off down the highway, past a railroad crossing, disappearing into the night. And standing on the railroad tracks, waiting, hoping to be hit by a train, stands Nelson, Jo's erstwhile lover, staring down the light of the train as it approaches him, promising release from his sorrow, the sorrow brought on by Jo's departure.Hitchcock couldn't have done it better.

  • Sesana
    2019-02-23 04:05

    Unlike previous volumes, this Fatale collection is more like a series of short stories, each set in a different time and place. Really, it serves as a form of exposition, explaining (somewhat, sort of) what Josephine is, who is pursuing her, and who has gone before her. Not everything is explained, which is good. A little mystery around the edges of the story keeps me interested. I liked meeting women like Josephine through history. They are all somewhat similar, but I can chalk that up to being shaped by very similar experiences. I also liked seeing a range of time periods. To my surprise, I ended up liking the Wild West vignette the best. I am not exactly a western sort of person, not usually. I was also surprised to discover how much going backwards in time advanced the overall story of Fatale. I'm still really enjoying this series, as much for the stylish art as for Brubaker's writing.

  • Ronyell
    2019-03-25 04:14

    Introduction: After reading the first two volumes of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ awesome horror series “Fatale,” I just have to pick up the third volume of this series “West of Hell” and I found this volume just as enjoyable as the previous two volumes!What is this story about?Let us take a break from the adventures of Nicolas Lash and explore the dark secrets that surround the mysterious beautiful woman Josephine in her past adventures before she met Nicolas Lash. There are a total of four stories in this volume which includes:1. The Case of Alfred Ravenscroft2. A Lovely Sort of Death3. Down the Darkest Trail4. Just a Glance AwayEach story details Josephine being in many different situations and is shown as a different person each time; such as being a young woman named Mathilda in 1286 A.D. France, who was accused of being a witch in “A Lovely Sort of Death” and being a young outlaw named Bonnie in 1883 Colorado who encounters a Native American man on her journey in “Down the Darkest Trail.” Each story also give out brief hints about Josephine’s past and why there are demons going after her after all these years.What I loved about this story:Ed Brubaker’s writing: Wow! Ed Brubaker’s writing just continues to amaze me throughout each volume of this fantastic series and I cannot believe that I waited so long to check this series out! Now, I usually have a love/hate relationship with volumes that only contain short stories that are not connected to each other in any way since I think that they usually slow down the main story line of any graphic novel. But in this case, I felt that the short stories in this volume really brought in a new creative twist to this series as each story seem to detail Josephine’s life before she met Nicolas Lash and how long she has been living, despite staying young all of those years. Now, I will admit that we still do not know exactly what Josephine is, but I think that this series is taking its time laying out the groundwork in revealing this secret as each volume goes by. I really loved the way that Ed Brubaker wove out the mystery surrounding Josephine as we still do not know about how she got the ability to mesmerize men and why the devil seems to be after her. It really makes the story much more interesting and intense to read as I cannot wait to see what kind of creature Josephine really is and whether or not Nicolas Lash will discover Josephine’s secret soon enough.Sean Phillips’ artwork: Sean Phillips’ artwork is as usual gorgeous to look at as the characters look truly realistic and I really loved the way that Sean Phillips was able to incorporate the historical aspects of each story as we get to live through the time periods that Josephine appears in, such as seeing what the Old West looked like during the 1880s or what society looked like during the 1950s.What made me feel uncomfortable about this story:Anyone who does not like gory violence and strong language should be warned that there is some gory violence that involves people being shot and torn apart and some strong language where they use the “f” word a couple of times, although the language here is not as strong as the previous two volumes.Final Thoughts:Overall, “Fatale: West of Hell Book Three” is a fantastic treat that anyone who is a huge fan of Ed Brubaker’s “Fatale” series will love reading for many years!Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  • Gavin
    2019-03-21 03:32

    Well I still liked this Volume of the series, but where it was in Volume 1, it's not quite gone where I thought it was. I realize Fatale is the title, so that it follows the femmes makes sense, but when they keep introducing more femmes (even in standalone stories), you start to lose focus on who's from when and what they're doing. Luckily, half the book covers Jo, our protagonist, in the 1930s Texas, and then in WWII when she first meets up with one of the men from the first volume, as he is drawn into her web for the first time, and they cross paths with the cult that seems to have been following Jo (and her similar looking fatales) for the whole series.The male characters are much better fleshed out in the 2 standalone stories, perhaps because they find themselves immune to the influential charms of their respective femme fatales.The storyline seems to come full circle and put us back where we were in some ways, but we don't yet go back to the modern day or the supporting male characters...I will keep reading this, as it's interesting, well drawn, and has my attention, but I'm hoping that there's actually going to be some more reveals/forward movement soon.If you're interested, start with Vol. 1, go from there. You could read this without the others but it will make far more sense this way.

  • Crystal Starr Light
    2019-02-28 07:27

    Bullet Review:Four short stories about the life of Josephine...or Mathilda...or Bonnie.I think what really helped me enjoy this one was that we finally get some hints of answers. Some idea of who Josephine is, what's going on, and why she can live for so long.

  • Tom Mathews
    2019-03-03 06:32

    Four linked stories featuring the same (sort of) character throughout history. Pretty good although the WWII story is rather cheesy.

  • Dave
    2019-03-06 04:04

    I've read a number of novels lately with themes about reincarnation and different lives through time. It's therefore fitting that I found a graphic novel that echoes those same themes. In this third volume in the Fatale noir horror graphic novel series, we learn about a number of Josephine's past lives as we find her in the Middle Ages in France burned at the stake, out in the Wild West captured by Native Americans, in the roaring Twenties, and captured by the Nazis. She may not yet know what she is - although she knows some of her powers, but there are others out there that know or suspect. Great artwork. A different pace to the storytelling as well.

  • Caitlin
    2019-03-03 04:21

    And back to amazing! The Lovecraftian influences really dominate this volume and I loved every second of it!This volume makes a return to the more compelling horror aspects of the first volume and builds on the reader's understanding of both what has happened to make Josephine the way she is now and also exactly what this book she's stolen from the cult really is. It's split into four interlocking stories. The first and the last involve Jo and the book and the middle two stories involve other women who were trapped in the same pattern that has ensared Jo. The Case of Alfred Ravenscroft - Texas, 1936Jo meets with a pulp fiction author who has personal experience with the cult that made her what she is. He’s seen the book that the cult uses for their sermons and sacrifices, when he was a boy down in Mexico and tells Jo about his experiences. An unexpected encounter at his house leaves Jo terrified but with a better understanding of what's happening to her. A Lovely Sort of Death - France, 1286 A.D.A young woman named Mathilda living in medieval France wakes up with no memory of what's happened to her. Men in her village start to react in violent, horrifying ways and, of course, this leads the village to brand her as a witch. Somehow she survives being burned and finds refuge in a forest cabin as she tries to discover what her strange new abilities are and how to survive with strange men now hunting her. Down the Darkest Trail - Colorado, 1883“Black” Bonnie is a young, female outlaw with the ability to control the men in her gang. After being captured by a priest and a Native American man who seem to know a lot about her and her abilities, they make a bargain to get their hands on an occult book that will explain more. Just a Glance Away - Romania, 1943This story moves back to Jo, whose conversation with the Texan author opened her eyes to the hidden realities around her. She’s drawn to Romania to find out more from Hitler’s mystic priests who she learns are involved with the same occult magic that put her in her current situation. And we finally get the back story on the connection between her and Walt, the corrupt cop in San Francisco from the first volume. Whereas the noir elements were the focus in the first volume and to some extent in the second, the Lovecraftian horror elements are the focus here. It's clear that Brubaker is setting up a pattern involving these women and the book that is so important to the tentacle monster cult (they have a name but I can't remember what it is). I loved the connections that this book is making between the previous two volumes as it slowly builds the horror of what was done to Josephine and why. I don't know how the hell she's going to beat this cult's intentions for her but I'm more compelled than ever to find out!Overall this is an excellent third volume that more than makes up for the lacklaster second. I highly recommend it!

  • C. Varn
    2019-03-13 05:09

    If this series has a five act structure, Ed Brubaker takes this volume and expands on the mythology of the Fatale in a way that is both interesting and baffling. There are three tales that may or may not be different characters for Josephine, and in three radically different time periods. The earliest character is an origin story but also seems the least like Josephine in art style, but each letter story the character physically resembles Jo more and more. Matilda in 1282 has a clear origin “A Lovely Sort of Death” and being a young outlaw named Bonnie in 1883 Colorado in “Down the Darkest Trail.” If the characters are the same character as Josephine or if they are just perils, the relationship to the Demon cult becomes both clearer and mystified. In short, different readers have read it differently: some having Josephine be all three women who are immoral and have power over men, and some reading it is as convergent lives. The ambiguity seems deliberate particularly as Philips has the character design move closer and closer to Josephine as we know her. We know Josephine goes by many names, and we know she is referred by squid faced demons as "the Consort" and Alfred Ravenbrock later says that Josephine isn't aware of what she is. Furthermore, there are some men immune to her but Brubeck never goes into why.Brudeck's mythology here becomes harder to decide if it is merely confused or if it trying to keep mystery up for the readers interest. I suspect a little of both. I miss the Nicholas Lash framing story, but I also appreciate what Brubeck and Philips were attempting here.

  • Austin Zook
    2019-03-02 01:19

    Another excellent installment; instead of moving the overarching narrative forward, this volume is focused on fleshing out the history of the series. It takes the form of four interconnected short stories, two of which focus on Josephine--in Depression-era Texas and with Walt during WWII--and two focus on her predecessors, one in the Middle Ages and one during the 1800s in the West. They're all gorgeous (as always) and quick, enthralling reads. A worthy addition to this top-notch series.

  • Rwan Snow
    2019-03-10 04:06

    when I reached the end of the story I flipped the cover to check if there's another part but guess what? the one I was holding was the another part! lol no wonder why I didn't understand the story. will try to get the first two parts then re-read the comic again

  • Jaqueline Miguel
    2019-03-07 03:33

    Brevemente...Foi o meu favorito até agora.

  • Aildiin
    2019-02-28 02:19

    A bunch of one shot that dig into Josephine's past.Better than the previous book in my view.

  • Casey
    2019-03-05 08:31

    Volume 3 of Fatale is stronger than the previous stories, as it pulls away from the romantic relationships and attempts to give more backstory on Jo and the mystery surrounding her.In this volume, two new characters are introduced from the past, Mathilda and Bonnie. Mathilda lived in 13th century France; Bonnie in the 1880s of Colorado. They have lives eerily similar to Jo, but this volume isn't giving away any answers. Both are able to easily attract men and have been hunted by that crazy cult. Jo tracks down a writer who wrote a story that reads right out of her nightmare. She thinks the writer may have information to help her.(view spoiler)[It made me wonder if there is this one fatale always present in time. She may be killed, but another one is born by whatever mysterious force. And if she exists to be a balance to this crazy cult and its evilness. Maybe all these women are descendants of each other? Mathilda does mention she had a female child. (hide spoiler)]The story remains dark and creepy and I'm liking where it may go. I am hoping Jo survives at the end.

  • Kat
    2019-03-22 05:33

    I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!So far, this is my favorite. So much background information, and a lot of what's not said is left up to your interpretation, unless of course, Brubaker & friends address it in the next volume. Anyway, this series has been a big topic of discussion between me & the owner of the local comic book shop. There is literally something for everyone in this series. Demons, damsels in distress, badass bitches, murder, revenge, love, horror, monsters, religion. You name it, this has got it SOMEWHERE in the series. If I could give this book more stars, I would. Love Love Love Fatale! <3

  • M.
    2019-03-08 01:07

    This volume is finally, kind of, starting to break the pattern of "pretty lady is pretty, pretty lady is in danger, pretty lady narrowly escapes danger". But it's not bringing a whole lot more to the table.The art is getting redundant too. The whole thing is getting complacent. I wish the series were over so I could read the wikipedia page on it, find out how it ends, and move on with my life.

  • Edward Rathke
    2019-03-04 08:21

    Thought I'd rate this one especially since it's my favorite of the books so far. Less focused on the generic noirish love entanglement and more interested with all the weird horror happening beneath the previous two books. Definitely the most interesting of the bunch. Waiting to get my hands on the conclusion.

  • Krystal
    2019-02-28 06:33

    A prequel of pure awesome. I love how they don't explain *everything* with Josephine's origins. You really only get the highlights of things she remembers, and I felt this explained a lot about her character without over doing it. And my favorite, evil octo-face, makes an appearance. A blend of old world magic, occultism, nazis, cults... You can't go wrong.

  • Morgan
    2019-03-24 06:24

    I actually kind of liked this one? It was more like short vignettes of women who all look the same as Jo/Josephine from as far back as the middle ages. Some of that time it's a woman called Mathilda. Then Bonnie. Of course there's still no real -- here's what is going on. Just "HEY HAVE SOME MORE TENTACLES AND DEATH."

  • Jason
    2019-03-23 02:10

    While this volume doesn't flow as well, Brubaker expands the world he's created exponentially by introducing us to possible previous incarnations of Jo throughout history in what amounts to a short story anthology that works even if you haven't read the previous volumes.

  • Daniel
    2019-03-09 01:28

    Another fine installment in Brubaker and Phillip's increasingly brilliant horror/noir series. The lack of answers is a little frustrating, but I'm sure they know what they're doing, and already vol 3 is bringing together elements from the very start of Fatale.

  • Ahmed Jadaa
    2019-03-21 07:29

    This book reeks of Lovecraft. Another page-turner that proves the story is going somewhere. I am actually glad this one did what I wanted and followed Josephine's perspective throughout the whole book. Good stuff. My only problem is I dont have the next book with me at the moment.

  • Kelly Lynn Thomas
    2019-03-09 07:24

    This volume has a bunch of short stories about other "fatales," but it also had a few shorts about Josephine's past. I liked it because it was non-linear, but I'm also left wondering what's going on in the main storyline.

  • Stephen Lord
    2019-03-07 04:16

    In a change of pace from previous volumes, West of Hell offers four distinctive yet connected stories that shed more light on who Josephine is and where she came from. Or do they?

  • Carti+Alina
    2019-02-24 01:11

    oh, how i love this :)

  • Brynjólfur Erlingsson
    2019-03-04 07:22

    Strongest of the whole series. I love the mythology here and would've loved if the books dug even deeper into that.

  • Maria Kramer
    2019-03-02 07:07

    I know some reviewers thought this was a deviation, but I liked this glimpse into the cyclical nature of Josephine's curse.