The Fade Out is a crime comic created by writer Ed Brubaker and artist
Sean Phillips with the help of colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser and
research assistant Amy Condit. Twelve issues were published by Image
Comics between August 2014 and January 2016, and republished in
paperback and hardcover formats. The story, partly inspired by the life
of Brubaker's uncle, is set in 1948 and features Charlie Parish, a
Hollywood screenwriter suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and
fronting for his blacklisted best friend, Gil. When Charlie wakes from a
blackout in the same room as a murdered starlet, he and Gil set out to
bring her killer to justice. As they learn more about her troubled past,
they find themselves up against powerful Hollywood elites. Although
Brubaker had been concerned the premise was not commercial enough to
have wide appeal, The Fade Out sold better than any of the authors'
previous collaborations and early issues went through several printings.
The series received positive reviews from critics, who enjoyed the
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Today's selected anniversaries:
George Mouzalon, regent of the Empire of Nicaea, was
assassinated as part of a conspiracy led by the nobles under future
emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos.
Seven Years' War: Prussian forces engaged the Russians at the
Battle of Zorndorf in present-day Sarbinowo, Poland.
World War II: Japanese forces attacked the Australian base at
Milne Bay on the eastern tip of New Guinea.
Althea Gibson entered into the U.S. Tennis Championships,
becoming the first African American woman to be a competitor on the
world tennis tour.
The Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest approach to Neptune
and provided definitive proof of the existence of the planet's rings
Wiktionary's word of the day:
apple of discord:
An object or topic which sows anger and dissension; something which
causes argument, rivalry, or strife.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
What is the only provocation that could bring about the use of
nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons. What is the priority target for
nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons. What is the only established defense
against nuclear weapons? Nuclear weapons. How do we prevent the use of
nuclear weapons? By threatening the use of nuclear weapons. And we can't
get rid of nuclear weapons, because of nuclear weapons. The
intransigence, it seems, is a function of the weapons themselves.
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