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Pretty Deadly Volume 1: The Shrike (Paperback)

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Hands down the best graphic novel I’ve read this year! I absolutely loved this Wild-West-meets-fantasy tale of Death and his family. There’s a framing narrative, stories within stories, and excellent action sequences. The art is fantastic, and every little detail contributes to the unfolding story. Perfect for anyone who enjoys more literary graphic novels, I highly recommend it. 

— Jax


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 fa ade 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781607069621
ISBN-10: 1607069628
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: May 13th, 2014
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Pretty Deadly
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Created At: 3/7/2014 08:25am
Last Updated At: 7/4/2020 05:13pm