Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike

Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike

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Kelly Sue DeConnick (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) and Emma Rios (Dr. Strange, Osborn) present the collected opening arc of their surprise-hit series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death's daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her origin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.

"It's a perfect match for the gorgeous, dizzying artwork in a sumptuous palette-overlaid panels add intricate choreography to fight scenes, and detailed, whirling splash pages beg for long-lingering looks. Couple that, along with a handful of Eisner nominations, with a multicultural cast of tough-as-nails women who all fight for their own honor, and this is a series to watch out for." - Booklist

"It's ambitious and challenging (two qualities that are not often valued, but that probably should be), under a façade of violence and sacrifice. Rio's art is lush and detailed, and is more than capable of keeping up with the far-reaching story." - PW

Title:Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781607069621
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    Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike Reviews

  • Anne

    I wanted to like it, but the story was all over the place and the art was very confusing for me in a lot of panels. Maybe it was because I read it digitally, but some of the action scenes were just to...

  • Sam Quixote

    Pretty Deadly Volume 1 should come with a beret, it’s so art school-y. Writing-wise that is as, while Kelly Sue DeConnick’s writing and storytelling is dull and pretentious, Emma Rios and Jordie B...

  • Wil Wheaton

    Absolutely brilliant storytelling and mind-blowing art combine to make a story that you'll want to read again the instant you finish it....

  • David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party

    ”Book, you have the right to a speedy trial” review! THE DEFENSE- Interesting cast of characters. When the embodiment of Death is one of the less notable players in a story, you know you're readin...

  • Jan Philipzig

    Pretty Deadly reinvents the spaghetti western as feminist, artsy, often experimental, surreal, metaphorically charged sub-genre that is a far cry from your typical contemporary superhero story. It’s...

  • Jessica ? ? Silverbow ? ?

    11/24/17 - ON SALE for $3.99: http://amzn.to/2zjQSN0Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsThere's a special kind of chaos that went into the creation of PRETTY DEADLY. The installments begin from the POV of ...

  • ?? Sarah ?? (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)

    Err… What the hell what that? Apart from a deadly pretentious, deadly uninteresting, deadly boring piece of utter confusion? I don't read many comics so I might have missed something here. Something...

  • Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

    There is A LOT of weird stuff going on in Pretty Deadly, Volume 1: The Shrike; from a skeleton bunny narration to a butterfly…..Skel-a-bunny!!! (if you know me, you know I have an obsession with ske...

  • Chad

    I went back and reread this after so many others raved about it, but I still found this an incoherent mess of story and art. A lot of people love Emma Rios's art in this, but I found the action scenes...

  • Gavin

    OK, seriously...what the fuck was that?"So Ms. DeConnick, what exactly were you hoping to accomplish here? Did you have a plot or plan for this to make more sense? Was there a reason for things?" "I s...