Pretty Violent #1

Writer: Derek Hunter, Jason Young Artist: Derek Hunter Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 2
6.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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SERIES PREMIERE! Gamma Rae wants to be a superhero, and why shouldn't she!? She's been strong since she was a baby. The only problem is, all her siblings are notorious hero-murdering criminals! Join artist DEREK HUNTER (DuckTales, Adventure Time), and writer JASON YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND) for this all-new ongoing, gore-filled, laugh-out-loud comedy for mature readers that explores one girl's journey through the rift between personal and family identity.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 2, 2019

    A hilarious tale of a hero making the worst possible mistakes accompanied by beautifully graphic art. There's a lot to love with cute characters, monstrous villains, and violently vivid deaths creating shocks and giggles. Not for the kiddies, but definitely for those who like cartoon carnage. If you're a fan of Adult Swim or comics that go too far, it's time for you to get Pretty Violent. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Aug 21, 2019

    Gamma Rae is making brain-bashing adorable again in an exciting new series that's as dark and violent as it is hilarious.Pretty Violent #1is a stunning debut. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Aug 18, 2019

    Pretty Violent #1 is a great gory adult Saturday Morning Cartoon filled with over the top violence, swear words, and an understanding of its audience. These elements are mixed perfectly resulting an a colorful concoction of mayhem and uber violence that will take your mind off the real world. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 21, 2019

    If you want your superheroes a little less serious and a lot more violent, this is one to definitely check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Aug 21, 2019

    Basically if the pitch "What if Ren and Stimpy But a Superhero Series" sounds like fun, you'll love it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Sep 3, 2019

    This book is one of the most fun books to come out this year. It has the look of a show you would find on Cartoon Network, and it has the whimsy and humor you would also find on those shows. But, the creative team has taken that to a whole new level to create something truly unique and different. Dont be mistaken, this book is not for kids. Its an adult book that plays on our memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons, and that is never a bad thing. Definitely check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Jul 30, 2019

    Overall, I really enjoyed reading this comic. It's something new in the superhero genre that is shaping up to tackle themes like personal and family identity. Hunter's artwork makes the characters unique and provided an interesting perspective on what heroes and villains look like. Young's writer carries the comic forward with its reckless but ambitious central character. I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the series goes, especially with the big reveal at the end of this issue. This is definitely a comic series that I will be following and I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal Aug 23, 2019

    mouthed debut that certainly has room to be more than this first issue portends. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Aug 6, 2019

    By the finale, you admire the would-be superhero Gamma Rae for her commitment. You'll also hope that maybe she'll get committed, or at least find her way to a helpful anger management therapist. She forges ahead with her demolitions crew power set, trying to do the right thing against better judgement and voices of reason. If you like ultra-violent panels of pandemonium, lots of swears (proclaimed right on the cover), and comedies of errors you'll appreciate Rae even more. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Rogues Portal - Jim Allegro Aug 21, 2019

    Fans of violence for its own sake, and fans of animation hoping to feed their inner adolescent, will be pleased. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 22, 2019

    All in all, Pretty Violent is a delightfully twisted take on the superhero genre, though it is hardly original and barely readable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Aug 23, 2019

    Sophomoric humor dictates the story and art, so for fans of that brand of comic, this will be sure to please. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Aug 27, 2019

    Despite its best attempts, Pretty Violent #1 is a big miss. Every joke falls flat, the characters have no redeeming qualities, and the last page twist lacks oomph as its telegraphed throughout the issue. While the artwork is interesting, by the time the final page arrives it has overstayed its welcome. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Aug 22, 2019

    All in all, this comic feels like it is aiming at the absolute lowest common denominator of the comic book buying public. If you enjoy poop jokes and violence for violence sake, this comic is for you. Otherwise, you should skip this comic entirely. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    AiPT! - Alex Curtis Aug 20, 2019

    The author's note at the end brags about how many fellow pros love the book and how this book is for "weirdos that don't fit in." That's exactly what I'd expect from a book this heinous. This is a valueless comic. The art, story, characters, dialogue, and any other elements are either unimpressive or incompetent. I'm not morally offended. That would be letting this book win. I'm offended it wants to take any money for its no-bar worth. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 21, 2019

    The insane pacing of the story makes it really difficult to pay attention to what it is that's actually going on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Clark Industries Aug 21, 2019

    Pretty Violent isn’t, nor does it claim to be a hardcore character driven exploration of the medium and that is its biggest strength. It is a wonderful, fun throw back to the days of old fashioned cartoons where one could laugh at the endless stream of gags and violence. While one won’t find a lot of depth, what is there is a passionate creator that grew up loving cartoons. Pretty Violent is honestly, pretty great. I’m coming back next month for more madness and mayhem.

  • 8.0
    rayonymous Aug 22, 2019

    I checked this out cause the title looked cool, 'Pretty Violent' indeed. There are comics that use swearing and bloody actions for the sake of cool factor but this isn't like that. This is way too natural at what it does.

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