November Bullets: Scene of the Crime HC, More Fatale, and Phillips Appearance.
A few brief notes:
- Scene of the Crime Hardcover, In Stores This Week. As we reported in August, a new edition of Scene of the Crime is coming out. The short-lived detective series was written by Ed Brubaker with pencils by Michael Lark and inks by Lark and (for the last three issues) Sean Phillips, and the book is the first of many collaborations for Brubaker-Lark and Brubaker-Phillips. Originally published in 1999 by DC's Vertigo imprint, the deluxe, oversized hardcover is published by Image Comics and designed by Sean Phillips; Comic Book Resources has a six-page preview of the book, which reaches stores tomorrow.
- More Fatale on the Way. A couple weeks back, Comics Alliance posted an interview with Ed Brubaker on the occasion of his last issue of Captain America, and it broke the news that Fatale is becoming an ongoing series. I honestly think CA makes too much of the news. The number of issues has never been part of the book's solicitations, and from the beginning we were told that it would run "at least 12 issues." Brubaker relays that the series will focus on Josephine, and he probably still has an end in mind for the title. And, in light of the first two volumes of Criminal, it's not at all accurate to describe the book as Brubaker and Phillips' first ongoing title. Still, it may be some time before we see the doubtlessly brutal end of this horror noir comic.
- Sean Phillips at Thought Bubble Convention. Finally, Sean Phillips just announced that he'll be attending this weekend's Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds, England. He'll be bringing plenty of books, and he'll be ready to draw sketches for fans, but he plans to limit sketches to characters in which he has a stake.