Books Graphic Novel Reviews

Pretty Deadly Volume One

February 3, 2019

There isn't a word or phrase that accurately conveys just quite what Pretty Deadly is, but I'm going to try. Think magical realism, feminist western narrated by a butterfly and dead rabbit. See the issue?

This graphic novel is most definitely a chaotic one. I'm still not entirely sure on what the plot was, aside from there being a lot of debts owed, sacrifice and gore. Lots of gore. Whilst the plot and often the writing left me confused the artwork was stunning. Very gritty, with sharp angles and a dark colour palette. It perfectly fit the overall tone of the story. That I could grasp. There were sections of the story that I really enjoyed, then it veered in a completely different direction almost negating the previous few panels.

I did love that the story was narrated by a butterfly and skeletal rabbit, it made for a very unique experience.


Name: Pretty Deadly Volume One

Author: Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios

Publisher: Image

Pages: 120

ISBN:  978-1607069621

Rating: 3.5/5

Have you read Pretty Deadly?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    February 5, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    huh i dont think ive heard much of this one before, your review has cdefinitely peaked my interest!

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      February 6, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      It’s difficult to get your head around but worth a read, if only for the experience of such strange narrators!

      Katie x

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