I do not think that there can ever be enough books about anything and I say that knowing that some of them are going to be about Pilates.The more knowledge the better seems like a solid rule of thumb, even though I have watched enough science fiction films to accept that humanity’s unchecked pursuit of learning will end with robots taking over the world.-Sarah Vowell

Monday, May 1, 2017

Pretty Deadly Volume One by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios (Illustrator) and Jordie Bellaire (Illustrator)

In this comic, a bunny is telling a tale to a butterfly of a girl in a vulture cloak with a blind man who goes from one old west town to the next telling the tale of a beautiful woman who married a mason who had loved her since they were children. But he was a jealous man and locked her away from the eyes of other men away in a stone tower and she grew lonely and prayed to God to take her. Death heard her plea and came for a visit but stayed too long and fell in love with her. He granted her wish of death but left behind a child.  The child's name was Ginny and he raised her as the reaper of vengeance, the hunter of men who have sinned.  "If you done been wronged, say her name, sing this song, sound the bell's knell that calls her from hell. Ginny rides for you on the wind my child. Death rides on the wind."

Johnny Coyote makes sure that the young girl takes a sheet of paper off of him.  Later when he is with his regular whore, Alice comes looking for it and shoots him in the leg to get it. Meanwhile the blind man, Fox, finds out that the girl has it and burns it and rides out to Sarah's for help for the trouble that is coming from Alice. They leave from Sarah's to go on and Sarah stalls for time. Before Alice can do anything to Sarah and her family, Ginny rides like the wind and takes out her men. Alice tells Ginny that her daddy wants her to come home right before Ginny takes out Alice sending her back to the Underworld.

Ginny wants to kill Fox. Johnny Coyote is feeling guilty for giving the girl that sheet of paper and rides out to help with the situation. The girl is special and has a story that she does not know about herself. The colors for the desert scenes are beautful vivid reds, yellows, and oranges, while the Underworld is a deep dark blue.  The paneling is done very creatively and the story is highly intriguing.  This is one comic where I will be picking up volume two on to find out where it leads.

Link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Pretty-Deadly-Vol-Kelly-DeConnick-ebook/dp/B015XDAEB8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492375070&sr=8-1&keywords=pretty+deadly

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