Saturday Issue Review: Pretty Deadly Volume 1



The Saturday Issue focuses on the more visual books read here at In Libris Veritas; ranging from graphic novels to manga to game companion guides.


Pretty Deadly Vol 1Source: Image/Netgalley – I received this in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: Image
Series: Pretty Deadly #1 -5
Edition: eARC, 120 Pages
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
Purchase: AmazonBarnes & Noble / Book Depository*
*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases

KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (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.

Pretty Deadly is both bizarre and beautiful, and wholly unique.

When I first started reading this I wasn’t really sure what to make of it. The art style wasn’t winning any points from me and I couldn’t quite figure out the story. I had so many questions; who is the little girl? why does she wear a vulture? who is the crazy lady? It does take a bit to start piecing everything together, but even without all of my questions answered it was still an addicting read and it kept getting better.

The story features of number of characters but mostly focuses on the story of Death’s daughter, who becomes more and more active in the storyline as the story progresses. The story arc in this volume ties up rather nicely as well, which is fantastic if you only buy the trade paperbacks and not the issues.

I really can’t wait to continue this one! I’m so curious to see what Ginny goes on to do next and how Sissy fares in her new role! Overall it’s a very solid start and I look forward to seeing where it takes me!

4 stars



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1 Response to Saturday Issue Review: Pretty Deadly Volume 1

  1. lab1990 says:

    This does sound quite strange, but that’s great it got better as you kept going! 🙂


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