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Molly Brooks recommends Pretty Deadly vol. 1 (prettydeadlycomic​)

Probably the first thing you’ll notice about Pretty Deadly is that it’s super gorgeous. The art— both Emma Rios’s brushwork and Jordie Bellaire’s (jordiecolorsthings) fantastic coloring— reminds me a lot of the covers Yuko Shimizu’s done for Vertigo’s series The Unwritten. The colors are wild and dreamlike, the imagery lovely and surreal. Pretty Deadly is just a joy to look at, and it works together with Kelly Sue DeConnick’s (kellysue) writing really well. 

The story is a magical-realist fable set in the old west, about Death and his kingdom encroaching on the world of men, as told to a butterfly by the skeleton of a murdered rabbit. It follows the journey of a little beggar girl with mismatched eyes and a vulture crown, a blind man who once did something terrible, and the various people and forces hunting them down. The narrative unfolds gradually, with characters kept deliberately mysterious and their motivations and relationships revealed out of order. It’s a well-crafted and satisfying story, but we’re given answers before we know the questions, and it definitely rewards patience and a re-read. the fact that it’s so crazy pretty kept me engaged long enough for the threads to start coming together, and the story is definitely worth the journey.

It’s eery and dreamlike, but also full of swordfights and shootouts and revenge and broken hearts; there’s a really nice balance struck between mythology and good old-fashioned spaghetti-western gunslinging.

Volume 1 includes the self-contained first arc told in issues #1-5. I highly recommend picking it up!

(tip: if you’re into violent western-themed fantasy stories featuring anthropomorphic personifications of death, you may also like East of West.)

[Read Pretty Deadly vol. 1 on comiXology]

For fans of: westerns, mythology, art, female leads

molly brooks is an artist from nashville currently living in brooklyn. she works at comixology as a digital editor.

prettydeadlycomic:

Pretty Deadly covers collection, for the opening arc.

With the release of Pretty Deadly #5 today, kellysue et al close out the first chapter of the most mesmerizing comic I’ve ever read. 

Tonight I’m knocking back all 5 issues of this intricate western tale for my #LateNightReads. 

What dreams may come??

[Read Pretty Deadly #1-5 here.]

comixology:

In honor of #February Femfest comiXology is bringing you a sale on some of the Leading Ladies that make Image Comics one of the best publishers in town!

99¢ First Issues

Pretty Deadly #1 1.99 0.99

Velvet #1 1.99 0.99

Rat Queens #1 1.99 0.99

Rocket Girl #1 1.99 0.99

A Voice In the Dark #1 1.99 0.99

More Leading Ladies

Alpha Girl #1-5 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill #1-10 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory #23  FREE

Glory #24-34 1.99 0.99

Glory Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

I Love Trouble 16.99 5.99

I Love Trouble #1-6 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics #1-12 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 1 9.99 4.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

The One Trick Rip-Off 9.99 5.99

Today’s the last day of this sale! Don’t want any of y’all to miss out!

In honor of #February Femfest comiXology is bringing you a sale on some of the Leading Ladies that make Image Comics one of the best publishers in town!

99¢ First Issues

Pretty Deadly #1 1.99 0.99

Velvet #1 1.99 0.99

Rat Queens #1 1.99 0.99

Rocket Girl #1 1.99 0.99

A Voice In the Dark #1 1.99 0.99

More Leading Ladies

Alpha Girl #1-5 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill #1-10 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory #23  FREE

Glory #24-34 1.99 0.99

Glory Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

I Love Trouble 16.99 5.99

I Love Trouble #1-6 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics #1-12 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 1 9.99 4.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

The One Trick Rip-Off 9.99 5.99

DAILY DEAL - 1/30/14!

Get Pretty Deadly #1 for just 50¢ when you use the code DEADLY at checkout on comixology.com

Comic creator DREAM TEAM Kelly Sue DeConnick (kellysue), Emma Rios, and Jordie Bellaire (jordiecolorsthings) have created one of the most breath-taking comics in recent history. Pretty Deadly weaves a beautiful and intricate myth about Death’s daughter, who rides the wind on a horse made of smoke across a Leone-esque Western landscape, bearing the skull marks of her father, on a quest for retribution.  

Guest Star KARA’s Picks of the Week for 10/23/13!

  • Sex Criminals #2The first issue was totally racy in the best possible way: a maturely handled, well written, immensely relatable story of female sexual awakening. Also, our heroine and her cohort rob banks because when they [redacted], time stops around them. Seriously, how are you not reading this?
  • Rat Queens #2They drink, they cuss, they fight—they’re the Rat Queens, and they’re AWESOME. They’re not “strong female characters,” they’re here to party, and tough cookies if you get in their way.
  • Pretty Deadly #1Come for Kelly Sue but stay for Emma. Her art is almost unfairly amazing. I’m so mesmerized I might not even read the words (at least at first). You’ve read the hype, now read the book.
  • Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #5Yeah, if you had that much money, you’d buy a super suit, too. This glorious trainwreck is DC Comics’ answer to Rich Kids Of Instagram and their ilk. It’s ridiculous and over the top, and that’s why I love it.

Kara supervises the international production team at comiXology and has a small army of Transformers on her desk.