Pretty Deadly, Volume 1

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This mystic western is full of unusual images and portents. It requires patience and a willing imagination to appreciate, although the base elements—a mysterious, blind old man traveling with a girl with different colored eyes; a grizzled gunman ambushed in a whore’s bedroom; a vigilante woman become legend—are familiar enough. Others, like the rabbit skeleton narrating to a butterfly, are just odd. Ginny, the daughter of Death, anchors the fable, which is full of women driven as mothers and daughters. The whole thing is like a tarot card (imagery that is also used), providing suggestive images that must be interpreted. The book requires at least two readings: the first just to learn who everyone is, the second to understand what’s going on. It’s ambitious and challenging (two qualities that are not often valued, but that probably should be), under a facade of violence and sacrifice. Rios’s art is lush and detailed, and is more than capable of keeping up with the far-reaching story. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607069621
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication date: 5/13/2014
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 100,929
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted June 7, 2014

    Pretty Deadly is both bizarre and beautiful, and wholly unique.

    Pretty Deadly is both bizarre and beautiful, and wholly unique.

    When I first started reading this I wasn’t really sure what to make of it. The art style wasn’t winning any points from me and I couldn’t quite figure out the story. I had so many questions; who is the little girl? why does she wear a vulture? who is the crazy lady? It does take a bit to start piecing everything together, but even without all of my questions answered it was still an addicting read and it kept getting better.

    The story features of number of characters but mostly focuses on the story of Death’s daughter, who becomes more and more active in the storyline as the story progresses. The story arc in this volume ties up rather nicely as well, which is fantastic if you only buy the trade paperbacks and not the issues.

    I really can’t wait to continue this one! I’m so curious to see what Ginny goes on to do next and how Sissy fares in her new role! Overall it’s a very solid start and I look forward to seeing where it takes me!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Highly recommend

    Wonderfully written story, beautifully illustrated. I can't wait for more.

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