November 3, 2013

Review: Pretty Deadly Issue 1

A supernatural examination of the old west is captured in this premiere issue!

With the backdrop of the wild west and a touch of the supernatural, comes Pretty Deadly issue one from writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Emma Rios. The debut offering from both deliver a fast tale filled with a multitude of characters, none of which are instantly likable, no matter how many times you force yourself to. It's hard to understand who is the protagonist here with several of the characters playing some part in the story that will eventually unfold. It's difficult to feel some sort of instant connection with Big Alice, Ginny or even the "Vulture Cloak Girl" as DeConnick portrays each of them in such a bad light, in this initial glimpse of them.

The story does capture the essence of the period fairly well through a myriad number of scenes, with each one showcasing an element of that time frame. Rios' art style can be exuberant and overbearing at times but her artwork compliments DeConnick's story adequately.

Final Verdict: 6/10

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