Fatale is inspired by a mix of crime noir and Lovecraftian horror. And like Incognito, we get a series of essays in several issues from Jess Nevins and others. The series ran 24 issues (originally planned as 12) from 2012-14.
The story concerns a mysterious femme fatale named Joséphine. She seems long lived and never ages, with flashbacks at different parts of her life going back to the ’30s, with the main storyline set in modern times. Jo is being pursued by a dangerous cult that wants to sacrifice her to their Lovecraftian gods. And the leader has very real and sinister powers.
Jo has an effect on men, something she can’t always control, that compels them to help her — as a lover, guardian, or the like. And it usually doesn’t work out well for the men in question.Read More
I have previously posted on Robert Weinberg and his excellent pulp reprint series Pulp Classics, which mainly focused on the hero pulps.
About midway doing that series, he launched another, shorter-lived one: the Weird Menace series that ran six issues. I recently was able to obtain five issues of that series, so cover them here.
- The Corpse Factory (1977)
- Satan’s Roadhouse
- The Chair Where Terror Sat
- Devils in the Dark (1979)
- Slaves of Blood Wolves
- Dance of the Skeletons (1980)