Monday, May 19, 2014

Pretty Deadly Volume 1 by Emma Rios and Jordie Bellair

I've read the Sandman series so that drew me to this graphic novel.  I hadn't heard of the Preacher before, but I like a Western touch, so that was another draw...

Diamond Book Distributors and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Reading comics like these means you need to suspend your belief system and just jump into the fantasy world that is presented.  To demonstrate that point, the story is told by a dead rabbit whose skeleton still moves to a butterfly.  Forget normal.

It all starts when a man marries Beauty and then is afraid other men might harm her.  He builds a tower and incarcerates her in it.  She withers there and asks Death to take her.  Before he does, he sleeps with her and gets her pregnant.

This series focuses on the child.  Fox is caring for her, the world is dangerous place, and almost everybody dies.  But Death is waiting for her and she must go...

It's fantasy, horror, and mayhem all tied together.  If you're faint of heart, don't read this one.  If you want to know how the Death in the Sandman series began, here is her story...

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