"Grand and majestic storytelling."
-Warren Ellis (Gun Machine,
KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (CAPTAIN MARVEL,
BITCH PLANET) and EMMA RÍOS (ISLAND, MIRROR) present the follow up to the Eisner-nominated, New York Times best-selling PRETTY DEADLY VOL. 1: THE
SHRIKE. Sarah Fields is dying and her children strike a bargain with the
Immortals: give them one month more, until the moon is full again, to find their little brother so that he may see his mother one last time. But the boy is far,
far away, in the trenches of France, stalked by the Reapers of Vengeance and
Cruelty. As beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage, THE BEAR collects
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A collection about death and those who serve Death Out west in the US, an old woman is dying while her son is fighting in the battlefields of the First World War. Both are visited by Reapers working for Death with different aims in mind. The reapers end up in conflict against each other with some not surviving. This colourful and nicely-illustrated collection is a treat for the eyes even if there is not a lot of plot. As I said when I reviewed Volume 1, it is reminiscent of the Sandman stories in many ways. Highly recommended to those who enjoy good detailed illustrations.