I've read this collection three times over the past two years. Each time I've found and understood more of the depth of this story. Every page requires the reader's attention, and the art deserves as much attention as the writing. Pretty Deadly is a story with many layers, epic in theme and scope. Recommended By Doug C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
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 faCade 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