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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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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

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Il s'agit du premier tome d'une série indépendante de tout autre. Il contient les épisodes 1 à 5 de la série, initialement parus en 2013/2014, écrits par Kelly Sue Deconnick dessinés et encrés par Emma Rios, mis en couleurs par Jordie Bellaire.

Un papillon volette juste au dessus des herbes d'une praire en s'adressant à un lapin, lui demandant s'il se souvient de leur première rencontre. Les images de la séquence montrent que le lapin a été tué d'une balle dans la tête par une petite fille à ce moment là. Le papillon demande au lapin de lui raconter l'histoire, mais pas depuis le début. La seconde séquence se déroule Far West, dans un patelin aux rues en terre, alors qu'un aveugle (Fox) et une jeune fille (Sissy) donne un spectacle à la populace. Sissy déroule une toile comportant une douzaine de cases qui servent de support visuel à son récit. Elle narre un conte dans lequel un mari enferme sa femme dans une tour. Elle réussit à convoquer la mort qui l'enferme à son tour et elle accouche d'une enfant Deathface Ginny. Sissy et Fox font la quête et continuent leur chemin à travers le désert. Quelque temps plus tard, Alice arrive dans la même ville, va trouver le shérif Johnny Coyote au bordel, le blesse à la jambe et lui reproche d'avoir confié un sceau à Sissy.

Le récit commence comme un conte pour enfant (le temps d'une page), puis il débouche sur une vision horrifique. Il repart ensuite sur un western, pour à nouveau virer dans le conte de nature surnaturelle et horrifique.
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HASH(0x9d886a50) étoiles sur 5 When Folklore and the American West Collide 1 mai 2014
Par Anarchy in the US - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Westerns are not a common element in the comic world. They just do not sell well for some reason or the next, which is why there is only a select few on the current market. Sure we have DC's own All Star Western starring Jonah Hex as a more traditional western and Image's other comic, East of West, a science fiction/Western about the coming of the apocalypse. But from the top of my head, I think that's about it. So it comes as a pleasant surprise another western joins the rank of modern day comics, now billed as a western/fantasy and written by Kelly Sue Deconnick who has become a well known name doing Marvel's current Captain Marvel with an artist I am a fan of, Emma Rios. And though it does have some minor faults, this is very mystical and gritty series worth taking a look at.

PRETTY DEADLY VOL.1 collects issues #1-5. The story is told past tense between a butterfly and a rabbit (I kid you not). The Rabbit tells the story of Sissy, a young girl with a crow head-dress and two separate eye colors traveling the old west with Fox, an old blind man and his crew of mutts on the run from Death and his minions. There is something about Sissy that Death wants badly and a letter called the Binder. And in the middle of all this is Ginny, a demigod as the daughter of Death and a human mother who has her own personal reasons for getting involved.

Aside from the general overview of the story, it's difficult to describe anymore on the account it would give away any more information and for the nature that the book is hard to describe since it doesn't use the traditional story telling method like many other books. This makes PRETTY DEADLY a fairly unique book on the current comic stands.

PRETTY DEADLY is a fantasy designed and told as an ode to Asian fables, mythologies, and folklore within an American western genre. It makes for a good vibe of grit and vengeance with cowboys and western tropes, with a dream-like atmosphere that includes animal spirits in human forms, a fairy tale origin between lovers, and psychological meanings. So in many ways, it's a traditional story of old time told in a western setting it makes a compelling read under writer Deconnick. Each issue is told like a traditional story in only giving readers hints of the plot until the final chapter to make a complete story.

What furthers the feeling and look of mashing both genres together is greatly thanks to artist Emma Rios. Rios art style is hard to grasp into words, but it's a mix of manga/European type of design that is loose. Just Google her up and see what I mean by her lovely art. It's vibrant like traditional Asian paintings (helped greatly with colorist Jordie Bellair) with brush strokes of the scenery, the wilted garden of the underworld, to the tightly done action scenes of blood and gun shots woosing by in exotic art. It's an utterly vibrant and detailed world Rios has created and follows Deconnicks scripts.

Although this is a phenomenal first volume, it does have confusing aspects of the story structure, especially within issues 1 and 2. The story does come together by the end, but it still leaves some lingering questions and motives behind certain things. I do not know if it was accidental or intentional for future volumes to come. But some readers might scratch their heads at what happened. And although Rios art is gorgeous, it is wild enough where sometimes it makes for rough transitions. The script is already confusing where you might have to re-read some places, so there are places you might have to reevaluate the narration from the art.

So aside from the minor flaws, PRETTY DEADLY VOL.1 is still a wonderful book of the merging of folklore and the Wild West with vibrant art to back it up. It can get confusing for some parts of the narrative and art style, but it shouldn't hamper the overall experience. It's a 4 ½ star book, but I'm rounding up to 5 stars. Deconnick and Rios have something special here. It's incredible that Deconnick's husband, Matt Fraction, is also making a special book on Sex Criminals Volume 1 TP. For $10 folks, this is a weird trip worth taking a look at.
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HASH(0x9d8bbd38) étoiles sur 5 Promising, but incredibly confusing 21 octobre 2014
Par J. Binkerd - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Ah. I’m really not sure what to say about this one. I picked it up from the library on a whim after the sticker on its spine screaming that it was a recent acquisition caught my eye and further investigation of the cover quotes revealed endorsements by the likes of Brian Michael Bendis (Marvel’s Civil War, Secret Invasion, and just about every other company-wide crossover from the last decade) and Warren Ellis (Planetary). Well, with recommendations like that, how can I refuse?

Welcome to DeConnick and Rios’s vision of the Old West. It’s a tale narrated by a butterfly and a skeletal rabbit (Yes, you read that right). It’s a tale where the line between people and animals is blurred, if it even exists at all. Sissy is a young girl with mismatched eyes who wears a vulture cloak. Together with Fox, an elderly blind man who can still kick your @$$ if need be, she travels from town to town, telling stories for coins and picking the pockets of those who earn her ire. Johnny Coyote’s pocket had something in it that she shouldn’t have taken. Johnny stole some sort of file from Death, and Death’s sent his agent Big Alice to collect it. This quest sets her on the tail of Fox and Sissy, and she’s not in a mood to talk…Now Fox and Sissy’s only hope lies with Death’s estranged daughter, Deathface Ginny. You don’t want to mess with Deathface Ginny….

Now don’t get me wrong, Pretty Deadly shows an ambitious vision that is rarely seen these days–comparisons to Gaiman’s Sandman are frequent, even among the negative reviews. The book is also visually stunning, with a stark attention to detail that serves the tale’s magical take on the Old West admirably. It’s a gritty tale, with no shortage of violence, but it also has something to say. I’m just not quite sure what….the story is incredibly confusing, and I had to read most of it twice before I figured out what was going on, turning back frequently for clarification. The book was fast paced, true–too fast, perhaps. It would have benefited greatly from more time to transition smoothly, explore characters, and even just figure out what the heck was happening. The art was pretty, but a lot of the action sequences got fairly confusing at times. The characters occasionally showed flashes of being interesting, but we never really got a chance to know them. The file Johnny stole is nothing but a MacGuffin, as we never find out what it has to say, and what purpose it has disappears once Alice and Ginny meet as Alice apparently forgets about it in favor of executing what I can only assume was a standing order that took precedence over her immediate mission. Everything builds to a climax that is over too quickly and which I’m still not entirely sure I grasped. Would I keep reading the series? Sure, if the library buys the next volume when it comes out. I’m curious, and want some clarification as to what just happened. I just hope it’s a little less frenetic, a little more streamlined, and that we get to actually explore the characters a bit more. And more Deathface Ginny would be cool, she intrigues me!

CONTENT: R-rated language throughout. Several sexually explicit scenes with Johnny and his prostitute girlfriend, plus a couple other random bits of nudity, both male and female. Strong, graphic violence, delivered both at the end of a gun and a sword. The whole thing is very otherworldly and occultic, with people transforming into animals at death (or apparently at other points in their lives as well, for that matter, if I interpret things aright. Actually, it may be more accurate to say that animals are walking about as humans, not that I think on it more….)
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HASH(0x9d88bea0) étoiles sur 5 Lyrical and Beautifully Illustrated Western Fable 1 mai 2014
Par Talvi - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Pretty Deadly is a lyrical, fairytale type of story set in the Old West but firmly rooted in folklore and fables. Seemingly disparate threads slowly converge as the story unfolds, creating a mesmerizing story of love and loss. This is another great example of how graphic novels are a true artform - illustrations furthering story, with each working together to create a unique and distinct tale.

Story: A butterfly and a bunny have a story to tell about several girls/women; of particular, a child in a vulture suit who follows a blind man, telling stories at small towns for money. Enter a ginger-haired gunslinger with a talking crow, the daughter of death himself, and the story of love gone wrong and you have a grand adventure in life and beyond. As for the bunny and butterfly? The bunny is shot through the head in the first panel and continues the tale in bone form thereafter.

What we have is a solid story, very well thought out and then exquisitely executed in full color artwork. This isn't a spaghetti Western; rather, a fable that just happens to be set in the old West. What really surprised me were the successive layers with each chapter. What seemed inconsequential or trivial in the beginning soon begins to take on new dimension and definition. Odd nuances and mysterious characters slowly develop through words and images, each chapter pushing the reader to continue to solve the riddles of the beginning. This is definitely a book that rewards with each subsequent rereading - from a cat hiding under floorboards as a dog walks blithely by to the lyricism of the story within a story told by the old man Fox.

For once, in a Western and a comic, we have very strong female characters, many flawed but all facing their fate head on and with determination. For really, this series is the story of those women: mothers, daughters, lovers, and wives.

Pretty Deadly completes a very solid story arc, answering all the main questions to satisfaction, yet leaves the story open to continue in further issues.

Reviewed from an ARC.
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HASH(0x9d8b875c) étoiles sur 5 WTF Western 1 juin 2014
Par Jeff - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Full disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book from Net Galley.

Pretty Deadly was my first exposure to “weird western”, a genre I knew existed but had never read. Things first get weird when we meet the narrators - a butterfly and a dead rabbit – and that’s only a taste of what’s to come. This first volume focuses on the adventures of Sissy, a girl wearing a vulture cloak, and Fox, an old blind gunman who sees more than you might think.

Fox and Sissy make ends meet by traveling from town to town telling the story of the Mason and his wife, Beauty, who he locked up in a stone tower. When Beauty despaired of her prison, she asked Death to come for her and take her away, but when he arrived, Death fell in love, and their union produced a baby.

That baby grew into Deathface Ginny, a relentless killer who comes to the aid of those in trouble if they sing her song. Needless to say, it isn’t long before Fox and Sissy are on the run from another killer named Big Alice and one of their friends summons Deathface Ginny. This results in a sword fight in the desert between the two women, one of whom has a skull tattooed on her face. It turns out that Fox and Sissy are on the run because there is more to Sissy than meets the eye, and all the players soon converge in a series of bloody gun and sword battles that lead them right up to Death’s door.

In some ways, Pretty Deadly reminded me of The Sandman’s penchant for dark supernatural stories set in the intersection between myth and reality. However, the characters were a bit flat, and I had a hard time keeping all of their motivations straight. Part of the reason for this is that the book feels overstuffed; we’re introduced to a decently large cast of characters in a very short amount of time, and none of them are given much depth. The pacing felt rushed, and the story relied more on bloody mayhem than genuine character moments.

Also, this volume reads like a fairly complete story arc. I’m not sure where the next book might go from here, and I’m also not sure who the viewpoint character(s) will be. The last page implies that Deathface Ginny will be the focus of the next volume, but that feels like an odd choice, simply because we spend more time with Fox and Sissy. So far, Deathface Ginny is nothing but a one-note killer with supernatural origins, and I can’t see myself being invested in a story with her as the focus. However, I suppose it’s also possible that the author will use Ginny as a gateway character into stories about other characters, much like Dream wasn’t necessarily the main character of The Sandman for its entire run.

Ultimately, I wasn’t drawn into the world of Pretty Deadly, and I probably won’t pick up future volumes.
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HASH(0x9d8b890c) étoiles sur 5 Pretty indecipherable 17 mai 2014
Par Sam Quixote - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
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 Bellaire bring their A-game to the art.

Pretty Deadly’s a western set sometime in 19th century America during the frontier days but the story is heavy on the magical realism/mythologising brand of storytelling that makes it feel like a fable of sorts. And that’s what the first volume is, very broadly: the origin of how Sissy, a little girl wearing a vulture’s skin, became Death. I say very broadly because DeConnick throws in a ton of other stuff to confuse the reader which turns the story into an absolute mess by the final chapter.

I’m going to talk spoilers for the rest of the review so if you want to avoid all of that and just get my quick takeaway now, here it is: DeConnick is a crap writer and storyteller and Pretty Deadly is a woeful reading experience most of the time. But Emma Rios’ art has never looked more incredible and, coupled with Jordie Bellaire’s amazing colours, this is easily one of the best looking comics I’ve read all year, if not the best. So it’s worth picking up and taking a leisurely look through it, enjoying the gorgeous panels and breathtaking covers. But if you’re looking for a great western comic, that also incorporates magic and the supernatural, check out Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s The Sixth Gun series, where the writing matches the quality of the art.

‘kay? Spoilers a-hoy-hoy!

Right from the start the book has the quality of a creation myth as a butterfly and a skeleton bunny tell each other the story of Deathface Ginny, Death’s daughter. If Pretty Deadly fully committed to the idea of a myth-like story, I’d be more lenient on it, but it doesn’t so I won’t. If it were just a myth, I’d not mention the non-existent character development and often bizarre plot developments as these are qualities in myth stories.

The point of myth/creation stories is not to tell a convincing story in the conventional sense but to impart a message or moral. Myths are also usually straightforward in that sense as they’re a disguised message, but an understandable one - Pretty Deadly is convoluted to the point of indecipherability.

Sometimes Pretty Deadly is a myth, but quite often it wants to be both an action movie and a hip anime, and it wants emotional resonance with its characters. So it effectively takes itself out of the myth genre and tries to go for a plethora of things, all of which means character and plot critiques are fair game.

But it’s more than just the vague vision it’s sort of aiming for that bothered me, it’s the way it staggers around to get from point A to point B. I think this is the story of Sissy becoming Death because that’s where the story ends up but if you asked me before it got to the end what it’s about, I’d have to say: I have no idea. Big Alice is hunting Deathface Ginny, while Sissy’s guardian, the old blind Fox (this is another quality of myths - animals/animal names feature prominently), who’s an old dude and not a real fox, is trying to save Sissy from something and also trying to find redemption, and Death is involved somehow. And what’s with the framing device of the skeleton bunny and butterfly?!

The more deeply you look into Pretty Deadly the more superficial it seems as DeConnick fails to join the dots in her story to make it’s story meaningful to the reader. And all it does is raise numerous questions that for the life of me I can’t answer.

What was Johnny Coyote’s story - something about giving Sissy a note that somehow brought Big Alice to her attention? What was he supposed to get out of that and how does he know her? And then why did he get involved later if he fulfilled his purpose?

What was Big Alice’s story - bring in Deathface Ginny? Why? And, after a pretty epic fight with her, why did she return, reincarnated, for a second round without any game plan only to die again, for no reason?

What was Ginny’s story - run away from domineering dad, Death? Running away from her destiny as the next Death? Did she have a story?

What was Death’s story - kill everyone? Seems straightforward, he IS Death, but why does Death have such a problem meting out death?

Why was Fox hiding Sissy - did he not want her to become Death? Was that his wish or hers? Because Sissy does become Death, so is that a happy ending? And, while it was important for her to live life to become the avatar of death, to appreciate the burden, does it really qualify as living if you’ve only “lived” for a few years - wouldn’t it be more meaningful if you lived a full life, ie. ‘til old age, BEFORE becoming Death? And why were they tooling about the old west putting on shows anyway?! What was Fox getting out of telling his life story to an audience?

I paid attention to the story, I even made notes, and I went back and re-read entire chapters, and I still had no idea what the point of anything was in this book. If these “characters” had stories, DeConnick doesn’t pursue them much, choosing instead Sissy’s fight and flight story over all else, which didn’t really make much sense in the first place. The final chapter really underlines this as characters, shoot one another, die left and right and I still had no idea who I was supposed to root for and why. I think Sissy, because she’s an innocent, right? Whatever.

DeConnick’s a bad writer because she’s unable to create 1) characters whose motivations are understandable, 2) characters who feel remotely real, and 3) a coherent plot. She’s able to conjure up scenes that are interesting in themselves, like having a biblical flood happen in one issue, or a trip to hell in another, and gun and sword fights in canyons between two supernatural beings, but when you slot them against one another and try to make them flow as a single story, it fails completely.

Like I said, Emma Rios’ art is outstanding. The frontier vistas are stunning, her action scenes fluid and well-paced, and her character designs really eye-catching - I guarantee Deathface Ginny’ll be a con staple for years to come! Jordie Bellaire’s colours perfectly complement Rios’ art, using bright colours to give the drab ol’ west a feeling of otherworldly vibrancy that suits the supernatural tone of the story.

I’m not going to keep reading Pretty Deadly as this is my third DeConnick book now (I’ve also read her Captain Marvel at Marvel and Ghost over at Dark Horse) and I can tell this writer isn’t for me, but if I see it on the shelf of my local library, I’ll pick it up and enjoy the art.

And that’s Pretty Deadly - pretty terribly written!
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