Pretty Deadly: The Rat #1

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Emma Rios Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
9.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (BITCH PLANET, Captain Marvel) and EMMA R OS (MIRROR, I.D.) begin a new chapter in the dark and deadly golden era of Hollywood.

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Sep 4, 2019

    Reading invites rereading, and The Rat is generous with ideas and style upon further review. It's a comic as complex as the form it inhabits, and that is an awe-inspiring experience. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Aug 31, 2019

    Beautiful, exhilarating and completely immersive. It's as if the creators of Pretty Deadly have torn a dream directly from your mind and laid it out in a comic book. Every aspect of this comic is outstanding. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 11, 2019

    A beautiful book across the board. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Maia Rose Sep 6, 2019

    Pretty Deadly: The Rat #1sets up this new arc beautifully. It reintroduces the characters we have been apart from for so long and sets up the new setting and story in an engaging way leading readers to all sorts of questions as to how and why Clara Fields died and how Frank and Ginny will solve the mystery. Each volume of Pretty Deadly is both familiar and completely brand new at the same time and The Rat is no exception. A fine return to the world set up in previous volumes with a new framing and story-telling style, it sets up the rest of the arc in a way that the questions introduced can't be answered quick enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Sep 4, 2019

    As if no time has passed at all, DeConnick and Ros don't miss a step in diving back into the dark, morbid world of Pretty Deadly. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Sep 6, 2019

    A great representation of how the comics medium can be used to explore different genres both visually and narratively. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Sep 4, 2019

    The instant I saw the cover for this book I thought 'Lotte Reiniger'. Fun fact, my MA is in puppetry, and I did a great deal of work with shadow puppets back in the day. Lotte Reiniger was a GODDESS of shadows and negative space, and while her work was in film rather than live production, her style and techniques were groundbreaking for their time and are still very easily recognizable today. I am SUPER EXCITED for the rest of the issues in this arc from a purely artistic standpoint, and the story is also delightfully layered and compelling which makes for a well-rounded and meaningful read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Sep 3, 2019

    The Rat could prove to be the nougat-like core of raw power in a truly spellbinding series. Read Full Review

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