Pretty Deadly Vol 1: The Shrike Paperback – 15 May 2014
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"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 facade of violence and sacrifice. Rios's art is lush and detailed, and is more than capable of keeping up with the far-reaching story." - PW
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There is a potentially interesting mythological story playing out among the characters, which reaches a conclusion in this volume, so you get a complete story; though it appears that some of the characters will continue into subsequent adventures.
If another volume appears in my local library, I will read it, but it didn't engage me enough for me to go and hunt for the sequel.
The plot centres around a group of characters including Death itself and the way that they interact. Secrets are revealed and relationships formed.
The artwork is very good and I enjoyed the story and format. I’d recommend this to any comic lover who enjoys Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and the fantasy format.
Enjoyable enough and I look forward to the next instalment.
The art in this book is insanely gorgeous! It's definitely some of the best art I have seen in a long time (and I read a lot of comics). The layouts are very interesting but still easy to navigate, which is something that is usually lost when trying to make something different like this. The fight scenes are especially amazing, they are the best fight scenes I have ever read in a comic, hands down. The attention to detail is also great, all of the butterflies must have taken a long time to draw. I haven't read any of Emma Rios' other comics, but I am definitely going to check them out after this. And although it's a part of the art in comics that is often overlooked, I have to say, the coloring in this book is just as good as the rest of it. It stands out much more so than it does in most other books I've read. So well done to Jordie Bellaire as well.
So overall, this is a great book and I would definitely recommend reading it. Especially if you're looking for something different to read, or just want to see beautiful art.
Such intriguing characters, and an introduction to what appears to be the main character of the series: Deathface Ginny. The story in vol. 1 is peppered with the mythos behind this world and I loved the slant it took on our mythology.
Eagerly awaiting the next volume.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the collection of Pretty Deadly Issues #1-5, the story follows Death's daughter and it is rockin'. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Elle Markov
Reading this graphic anti-novel left me feeling disappointed and disorientated. For me. the story is as shallow as a wafer and as dense as mud: quite an achievement! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Minty
An absolutely fantastic read. Kelly Sue DeConnick creates a wonderful world that you just want to get lost in deeper and deeper. Read morePublished on 3 July 2014 by Jamie M