Pretty Deadly: The Rat #5

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Emma Rios Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
10Critic Rating
9.0User Rating


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The finale issue of "The Rat" story arc-set in the classic Golden Age of Hollywood-and the newest installment in the popular mythic fantasy series.

"The Rat" is the midway point in the PRETTY DEADLY series, with upcoming volumes including the fourth story arc, "The Butterfly," which will look backward to reveal Alice's origins, and the fifth story arc, which will push the series to its conclusion in the Great Depression.

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Jan 12, 2020

    In a finale that is both an ending and a beginning, this comic does not disappoint. In the same way that Citizen Kane is a masterclass in the art of Cinema, Pretty Deadly is a masterclass in Comic Book Storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Jan 8, 2020

    Pretty Deadly remains one of the best (sometimes) monthly comics around and "The Rat" is its best installment to date. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Jan 7, 2020

    Because sometimes closure can be a truly beautiful adventure. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Jan 9, 2020

    Pretty Deadly: The Rat #5 is the solemn swansong of the mini-series and with it, a high point has been reached. The poetry and poignancy of this series have never been more lucidly on display. Artistry is the focus and motivation behind the writing and the visuals which leads to the final product being a work of pure art. For five issues this story has shown that this team has their best in front of them and, with more Pretty Deadly scheduled to come, comic fans are in for a treat. But, for now, this stands as the absolute testament to the beauty offered by this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Jan 8, 2020

    Pretty Deadly is so much more than a comic. It is a work of art, and it deserves every bit of praise it has earned so far, and will in all likelihood continue to experience. Read Full Review

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