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The Pro

The Pro [Kindle Edition]

Garth Ennis , Amanda Conner , Jimmy Palmiotti , Paul Mounts
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Just when you think GARTH ENNIS has gone too far, just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets, just when you thought no one would go near the idea of the world’s first superhero prostitute… here comes THE PRO! Plus, in “The Pro Meets the Ho,” our plucky heroine faces a super-powered “soiled dove” whose powers of perversion exceed the Pro’s own!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely amongst my favourite superheroes 6 Feb 2013
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I picked this up as I've been reading quite a few graphic novels recently and Garth Ennis seems to be writing the majority of my favourite stuff.

I was 50/50 after reading the reviews and thought it might be a bit young for me. A lot of people seemed to deem this book for the under 16 market. I have to say I'm not sure why. I stopped reading graphic novels years ago because I couldn't stand Spider-Man, The Hulk, Ghost Rider or the Green Lantern anymore which were all my favourites. Since getting back into graphic novels I've been reading what I would consider to be more adult stuff like The Boys, Locke and Key, American Vampire, Preacher and so on and I thought this fit in nicely with them.

I have a feeling after reading a lot of reviews on Amazon that a lot of people seem to think that profanity either means immaturity or a limited vocabulary. I don't agree with either train of thought. I don't claim to be an English professor but living in Scotland people are often found using swearing as a term of endearment or to emphasise a point which I have no f*$%ing issue with whatsoever. lol

It all feels like a bit of a rant but to be fair the humour is low brow but I definitely wouldn't say it was for the kids market. I'm 31, have a wide range of interests and consider myself pretty well read and I found this to be extremely entertaining so if you don't have a stick up your butt about dirty jokes and swearing I think you'll rather enjoy this one. Definite five stars from me.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 19 Dec 2004
By A Customer
Surprising stuff from the Punisher author, this is a seriously light hearted look at the superheroisation (?) of a *ahem* lady of negotiable affection. After accidentally gaining super powers, our rather skanky heroine gets picked up by a super group (silly but funny JLA rip off) and proceeds to mess up their shining reputation with her kick em where it hurts fighting style, hilariously foul mouth and her inability to keep her chest within her superhero outfit.
Be warned that this is a pretty flimsy book - the premise being a bit of a one trick pony - but it does manage to pack in a fair amount of sex violence and bad language. Not one for the kids then.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Double Thumbs Up! 24 April 2012
A short story about a foul mouthed prostitute who gets superpowers. It looks like a pretty base concept ripe for a procession of bum and fart gags. It is, but, with Garth Ennis at the helm it's the most mature, intelligent series of bum and fart gags you could imagine. This isn't a series of sexist cheap thrills but a thought-provoking and humorous parody of both superheroes and modern society. It is good humoured and genuinely laugh-out-loud funny all the way through with great pacing. You can see some of his early ideas for "The Boys" beginning to emerge here too. There is also a second mini-story once you have enjoyed the first. The artwork is superb with dazzling over-the-top spandex colours yet amazing characterisation using clean and sparing lines. A Double Thumbs Up!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the young... 31 Mar 2009
First thing is I wouldn't recommend buying this for anyone who's under 16 (at least)...

Second the arts by Amanda Conner who's a whole new level of awesome, she did the art in Power Girls first dedicated graphic novel. The story follows 'The Pro' a prostitute/mother turned into a 'superhero' by aliens (as per the norm). She smokes, she swears and pees on people, but The League of Honour take her in and try to show her what it is to be a hero, in return she shows them (especially the Saint) a few new things ;)

Readers of the DC universe will find the members of the League of Honour very familiar and even if your not a reader you'll recognise some faces. I have to say I giggled the whole way through and there's a little extra at the end "The Pro meets The Ho". I would most defiantly recommend buying it :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read! 23 Feb 2014
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Great read! Fantastc writing, great spin on the superhero genre! Ennis is a master at his craft! READ THIS BOOK!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and evil 6 Jan 2014
By dregj
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A jaded and cynical young mother is bestowed with superpowers
and finds fitting in with the holier than thou super heroes
much harder than her previous profession.
Fighting dirty with super villains
swearing like a sailor
causing planes to get shot down etc

its not just played for laughs it does have a serious message
the argument she has just before the final battle has some real bite
and the ending is bitter sweet
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun. 3 Jan 2014
By Tony
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This is great fun if you like your superheroes and don't mind having the funny stick pointed at them. It won't change the world of comics but is good for a giggle or two.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty funny 21 Dec 2013
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quite annoyed this comic - funny but critiques superheroes in an interesting way, as Garth Ennis usually does of course.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Oh yes this is something a bit different. Raised a laugh and some good art to boot. Well worth a couple of quid..
Published 8 months ago by C0nsum3r
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally usurps normal comic standards – very funny
The story of a $20 hooker who is imbued with super powers, this is written with an obvious love of comic book conventions as it royally rips the p*** out of them. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Richard Hayter
1.0 out of 5 stars Maybe I just dont get it....
I was absolutely shocked to see the almost universally high reviews for this comic book, normally even I personally dont like something I can at least why some other might. Read more
Published on 12 Oct 2011 by Wes Fleure
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pro: Garth Ennis.
What can I say?
Another winner from Ennis.
Well drawn and back breakingley funny this features an all new take on the much used and over rated Superhero genre. Read more
Published on 9 April 2011 by DC15
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny
I have heard some people say it is not suitable for under 16's etc. I don't think I gave the sexual content a second thought it is all within context, nothing is there to shock it... Read more
Published on 8 Mar 2011 by Rob
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny if you're 12 or have the mind of a 12 year old!
Some reviews say not for kids or anyone under 16 but i think i would have most enjoyed this as a teenager, as an adult it was ok to waste 5 minutes. Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2011 by Mr. R. L. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is just one of the best graphic novels ive read. The storyline is fresh and something that you just keep getting excited by and suprised aswell. Read more
Published on 19 Sep 2010 by D
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