Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike

Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike

Pretty Deadly Vol The Shrike KELLY SUE DeCONNICK Avengers Assemble Captain Marvel and EMMA R OS Dr Strange Osborn present the collected opening arc of their surprise hit series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with t

  • Title: Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike
  • Author: Kelly Sue DeConnick Emma Ríos
  • ISBN: 9781607069621
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • KELLY SUE DeCONNICK Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel and EMMA R OS 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 ofKELLY SUE DeCONNICK Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel and EMMA R OS 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.Collects PRETTY DEADLY 1 5

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    Absolutely brilliant storytelling and mind-blowing art combine to make a story that you'll want to read again the instant you finish it.

    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 bro [...]

    Pretty Deadly reinvents the spaghetti western as feminist, artsy, often experimental, surreal, metaphorically charged sub-genre that is a far cry from your typical contemporary superhero story. It’s a unique reading experience: unnecessarily difficult in places (though it did not feel pretentious to me), but also rewarding in poetic and subversive ways that are a rare treat in popular culture. Oh, and the collaboration between writer Kelly Sue DeConnick & artist Emma Rios is officially the [...]

    11/24/17 - ON SALE for $3.99:amzn/2zjQSN0Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsThere's a special kind of chaos that went into the creation of PRETTY DEADLY. The installments begin from the POV of a bunny and a butterfly and are told with fable-like flair, but as the main characters are human, there's a significance to our animal narrators that isn't immediately understood. I say "understood" b/c there's a lot that is never explained, just implied. Combine that with the maelstrom of images that bombard you as [...]

    Err… What the hell what that? Apart from a deadly pretentious, deadly uninteresting, deadly boring piece of utter confusion? I don't read many comics so I might have missed something here. Something that might have helped me understand why so many reviewers rave about Pretty Deadly. Some critics think it is "grand and majestic," others mention how "dark, alluring and original" it is. And you know what, I think that's the problem right there: this comic tries too hard. It tries too hard to be o [...]

    OK, seriouslywhat the fuck was that?"So Ms. DeConnick, what exactly were you hoping to accomplish here? Did you have a plot or plan for this to make more sense? Was there a reason for things?""I see. Butterfly and a dead bunny? Care to elaborate on the symbolism you've used here for our narrator(s)?""Soat's a no then? MMMkay. Moving right alongn you explain to us the origins of Johnny Coyote and how he fits in with Big Alice, Ginny, Sissy, and Death?""OK. Sorryess it's a secret. Do you plan to c [...]

    Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* says:

    There is A LOT of weird stuff going on in Pretty Deadly, Volume 1: The Shrike; from a skeleton bunny narration to a butterfly…Skel-a-bunny!!! (if you know me, you know I have an obsession with skele-creatures – Not like Kelly does but so few can rank with her, really – and one of my all time favourite artists is Chiara Bautista for this exact reason.)(This isn't a Bautista piece, to be clear, it's just a google search that I liked) Anyways, so this story is kind of all over the map really. [...]

    Second in my lineup of Keith Reads All The Image, I went for Pretty Deadly. The first time I read it I realized by the second chapter that I had absolutely no idea what was happening, and by the fourth chapter I decided I was just going to have to slog through it to get the beats down, and read it a second time.It mostly made sense on the second read, but I'm still baffled by the book's existence in these perilous times. Perhaps the point is stronger right now because I just came off Matt Fracti [...]

    Today, on a whim, I devoured this first volume of a female created black fantasy-western hybrid, I revelled in it's often incredible and evocative artwork and became engrossed in it's narrative despite being unsure of exactly what was happening until almost the final pages when things tied together in a remarkable and hugely impressive manner. The whole time I was thinking to myself how my friend who only loves Gaiman would be hugely impressed and that if Ennis could scale back the gross humour [...]

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress/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 mersmerizing story of love and loss. This is another great example of how graphic novels are a true artform - iillustrations furthering story, with each working together to create a unique and distinct tale.Story: A butterfly and a bunny have a s [...]

    This is a story about Death, a story told by the skeleton of a rabbit to a butterfly.So yeah, it's kind of a weird book.Going in, that weirdness appealed to me. The idea of a fantastical, western-themed fable is still interesting to me. And the book is at its best when DeConnick stays on that mythic level. The basic story, as I understand it, makes a sort of fairy tale sense. The bunny's narration pulls it together, for the most part. But there's serious clarity issues. Reading other reviews, I [...]

    Bullet Review:Very different from any other comic I've read. Probably most like Vaughan's Saga if anything. Cross-genre with vivid art but the story is more than slightly confusing. It took me quite some time to realize that the Bunny at the beginning DIES and becomes a skeleton. In fact, there are a LOT of panels I had to read and reread before I "got" it or gave up.That said, the characters were cool (TONS of women), and I am interested enough to check out Volume 2.UPDATED: On Second Thought, [...]

    A bit hard to follow. The art was nice to look at though.Reread: THE story was a bit easier to follow 2nd time around. I'm still not sure it's good. The art is still pretty.

    I'm having a bit of a hard time with this book. I didn't find it as confusing as many other people seemed to, but I do feel that there wasn't much to grab hold of. It felt like set-up, something that might've been better as a flashback in an established comic, because you get the feeling that the important stuff is yet to come. And worse, you don't get much of a grasp on character -- it's like a myth in that sense, but there's also the Wild West vibe and other stuff going on that makes me feel l [...]

    Başlarında sıkıldıysam da, sayfalar ilerledikçe kendimi hikayenin içine çekilmiş bir halde buldum. Çizimler gerçekten hoşuma gitti ve olay örgüsü, gittikçe daha açık bir hale geldiğinden kafam hiç karışmadı. Ama sanki fazlasıyla "son"du? Devamında neler olabileceğine dair hiçbir fikrim yok. Eğer devamı olmasa, biri çıkıp da, "Bu kadardı," dese, hiç sorgulamazdım; oldukça oturaklı bir şekilde bittiğini düşünüyorum. (Yan karakterler açısından çok fazl [...]

    3,5/5Un primer volumen interesante, pero a la vez algo confuso y en el que las cosas suceden para mi gusto a una velocidad de vértigo sin dejar tiempo a que los personajes y situaciones tomen verdadera forma. Aún así. bien. Crea una mitología propia prometedora.A ver como sigue.

    MINOR SPOILERS INCLUDEDWhen it comes to stories about the American Wild West whether factual for fictionalised, one of the most interesting traits about this period is how it can be interpreted by any media from the clean shaven cowboys from John Ford’s films, the ultraviolence of Sam Peckinpah, to the spaghetti westerns by Sergio Leone. However, there are also the mashups with the Western genre being merged with another genre, whether it’s sci-fi i.e. Cowboys & Aliens and Westworld, or [...]

    If you aren't picking up the issues of this as it comes, well I won't say you're wrong but I am a bit less likely to trust your taste in booze, films, and starships, your ability to quote Vonnegut or Winterson, and certainly wouldn't consider you an asset for West Wing trivia. At the very least you should mark this one down in the calendar to pick up when it comes out. It's weird-good and good-weird chaparral animal bones haunting revenge western of the very first order.

    actual rating 3.5 starsARC provided by Image Comics through NetgalleyAttend the song of Deathface Ginny, and how she come to be A wraith of rage for men who'd cage and harm what should be free It all began when the Mason man took Beauty for his bride He quick turned a fool and made her a jewel In the crown of his glittering pride He'd loved that gal since they were kids, a Beauty for more than her skin, But he crushed that joy, when he made her a toy To tease before covetous men Overcome with th [...]

    I'm so impressed with this collaboration from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios. The artwork alone is enough to satisfy me; the drawing is gritty but sculptural with coloring that uses dusty earth tones, all matching perfectly with the Western grit that holds the story together. I was immediately intrigued by the folkloric way in which DeConnick opens and narrates the story. Using a conversation between a butterfly and a bunny, we follow the story of how a young girl comes to take over a very in [...]

    Not very impressed, especially since Kelly Sue DeConnick wrote Captain Marvel, which I liked a lot! I felt like I didn't get a lot of it, and the art muddled the story for me despite being pretty. The whole thing just seemed unclear and convoluted. I'm sure I'm missing something, but I don't feel all that drawn to figure it out. I'm not sure I can even summarize it, and I only read it three days ago. It's a violent adult western about something about Death and Death's Daughter and a girl named S [...]

    I found this to be confusing and I didn't care very much about the characters. I thought some of the connections were cool and I enjoyed the artwork, but I won't be continuing this series.

    3,98 Mesmerizing, Imperfect StarsThis is not a straightforward story nor a straightforward storytelling. More than once I was unsure I really understood what was going on, came back to it and I am still coming back to it in my head, hours after I finished it. It might be annoying to many, but this is a kind of uncertainty I enjoy, it is the intriguing variety. I will probably go back to this volume several times before I connect all the pieces of the puzzles completely, enjoying it more after ev [...]

    The art is intense, beautiful and sometimes hard to follow, which for me isn't a bad thing. I think art that makes your eyes move over it multiple times is doing its job well. The story feels almost like a prequel to what the main arc will be, and that's kind of a few concept for me. Get your hands on this of you are looking for something different and engaging

    4,5*I'm really impressed with the graphic novel. When you think about this universal question regarding graphic novels and comics and by that i mean which is which, you cannot explain why you think so, but you always know what are you reading. And in this circumstances I definitely think graphic novel. For the art, for the meaningful story, for the form and construction.It's one of those stories you get back to and every time it's a different experience.And in a way it reminded me of the other f [...]

    It's creative and I can appreciate it, but it didn't really work out between us. I thought it was very bizarre, hard to follow and just not for me.

    Hay ciertas obras que hacen inútil este sistema de puntuar de 1 a 5 estrellas, porque sencillamente no comparten el mismo plano de existencia de otros tebeos. Este es el caso de Pretty Deadly, quien por derecho propio opta a los Eisner mas gordos este año, es decir Kelly Sue Deconnik a mejor guionista, por deshechar la narrativa convencional y llevarnos con ello a un camino sin retorno por varias capas de historia a las que no estamos acostumbrados y que encierran una mitología propia, que co [...]

    So I had to sit on on this one for a while before even committing to a star rating, and even now I’m still not sure about it. I mostly only chose three because it seemed like the most neutral option. This book is hard to think about, hard to digest, and hard to categorize. Ultimately, that’s probably a good thing. Confusing and hard to categorize generally at least means ‘original.’ And Pretty Deadly is certainly original. But it’s also confusing and confounding and hard to pin down.My [...]

    2.5 stars.I might be the only one that hates the artwork, but so much is jam-packed into each page (panels upon panels upon panels) that it made an already difficult to follow story nearly completely incomprehensible. I love the fairy tale-ish tone of the book, but I'm not convinced that a comic is the most appropriate format for it. There's just not enough scripting to flesh anything out in an understandable way. The description makes it sound like Deathface Ginny can be summoned to avenge thos [...]

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