Pretty Deadly Volume 1: The Shrike (Paperback)

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A beautiful blend of mythology, story, and old west sensibility. People are saying this is a mash-up of two of my personal favorite series: Neil Gaiman's The Sandman and Garth Ennis's Preacher, and they are not lying. This graphic novel is the product of a very talented team of writers and illustrators, and I cannot wait to see what else they create. — From Pretty Deadly #1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue Deconnick

A gorgeously illustrated horror/western that draws on mythology and folklore to create a brutally beautiful story about Death's daughter.

— From Pretty Deadly Volume One: The Shrike, by Kelly Sue Deconnick and illustrated by Emma Rìos


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 fa ade 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781607069621
ISBN-10: 1607069628
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: May 13th, 2014
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Pretty Deadly