Pretty Deadly #2

Pretty Deadly #2

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The Old West is steeped in violence and strange magic in this macabre tale from the team behind the cult-hit miniseries Osborn, KELLY SUE DECONNICK (Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange). Gunfighters have it out with swords as the whole world burns. There will be blood, blood, blood.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Nov 27, 2013

    As a caveat -- PRETTY DEADLY may have a young girl in its principal cast and an overarching story that DeConnick can talk about with her children, but there are definitely some scenes that are more suited to mature readers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GoCollect - @thejedster Jan 2, 2014

    Wow, I was just blown away. I was a little worried that this issue would drag but man, I was not expecting this much intensity at all. First part of this issue starts off a little slow but quickly turns into an explosive and magnificent spectacle that caught me off guard. This issue justified my adding Pretty Deadly to my pull list, and you'd be crazy not to add it to yours as well. Get this book! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Mike Okeke Nov 29, 2013

    As seen at the recent Thought Bubble Festival, Kelly Sue, Emma and Jordie have become superstar creators who have amassed a legion of die hard fans who would purchase any old thing that had their names on it. Thankfully this is not just any old thing. This is comics at its best, and frankly the only reason the score is not any higher is because I suspect upcoming issues will blow this one out of the water, which is really saying something! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Dec 4, 2013

    Some books are very hard to keep up with, but in comics, when a book has great artwork as can be found in Pretty Deadly, its easy to stick with it. Although the issue-by-issue reading will no doubt stunt the development and pacing by introducing a few weeks of amnesia, Pretty Deadly is well worth the wait and effort. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Nov 28, 2013

    I won’t pretend that I fully understand the story of Pretty Deadly, and can admit that it takes me about two or three read-throughs before I’m even half prepared to try and review it, but with each read-through it’s like learning a new experience within the story and unveiling a new layer to the story, and that’s probably my most favourite aspect of Pretty Deadly so far, it’s never a boring read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Dec 2, 2013

    "Pretty Deadly" really hits its stride with its second issue. DeConnick and Rios' voices are distinct; their message, clear. With grace and poise, both writer and artist exhibit a level of mastery over their work that few others have attained. This may be one of the most stunning books of the year, and I can't wait to see where DeConnick and Rios go next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Roderick Ruth Nov 27, 2013

    On the whole, this issue further fuels the fires of readers interest. We're offered minimal continuation storywise from what we were previously introduced to as the story shifts focus more onto the lead character Deathface Ginny, but writer Kelly Sue DeConnick gives us just enough tease and uncertainty to keep the reader wanting more. It's too early to tell if we DeConnick, Rios, and Bellaire will be able to deliver on the idyllic grandness that we are promised with these two issues, but I'm assuredly teeming with interest in finding out more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Nov 28, 2013

    Pretty Deadly #2 might not change anybodys minds, but people on the fence might want to give it a close look. Behind the culture shock, theres a bloody new world of weird western that is worth exploring on its own. And behind that, Death rides on the wind. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Dec 5, 2013

    Alice and Ginny square off in the midst of blood and fire, and with each clash of steel I love this book even more, confused or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Dec 2, 2013

    Pretty Deadly remains a solid book with a stunning creative team. The details can be a bit confusing at times, but it does nothing to detract from how captivating the story is. This seeming swan song of Death's daughter is a great choice for any comic reader looking for a gorgeous book with an engrossing story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 3, 2013

    It's certainly got its fair share of intrigue, but in terms of substance, you're more attracted to the suggested possibilities than what's actually there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Nov 27, 2013

    Both DeConnick and Rios have been around the comic industry for awhile and have distinguished themselves but Pretty Deadly feels like both of them at the top of their game giving us fans everything they have. Love it or hate it, I don't know how you cannot respect a series that goes all out like this. With both issue one and two together feel like a great introduction so let's see where issue three takes us. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Melissa Grey Nov 27, 2013

    The confused plot does little to detract from Emma Rios' achingly beautiful art and Jordie Bellaire's expert coloring. The visuals are reason alone to add it to one's weekly pull list, though the writing has yet to catch up to the art's brilliance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Dec 1, 2013

    So pick up Pretty Deadly if you can, and make sure you start with issue #1. Not everyone is a fan of books with art like Emma's, but there needs to be more artists that have their own style like this. A fun comic, unfortunately hampered with some slow moments, still worth the money. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 27, 2013

    Pretty Deadly #2 pretty sadly took a step back when story became too mysterious and unclear for its own good, especially coupled with the fact that the characters are still mostly unknown and nothing has really happened in general. The writing mechanics are solid and the artwork is fantastic this time around, but this is was a disappointing drop. Hopefully the next issue will start revealing more of plot and answering some questions instead of holding back on the audience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Nov 27, 2013

    There is no denying the magic of this book. It is something truly special and beautiful. I remain hopeful that the narrative will become clearer as we press forward, but even if it doesnt Rios beautiful art will have me coming back. Read Full Review

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