Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Western Fantasy
Length: 152 pages
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Pretty Deadly series
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Sarah Fields is dying and her children strike a bargain with the Immortals: give them one month, until the moon is full again, to find her son. The boy is far away, in the trenches of France, stalked by the Reapers of Vengeance and Cruelty. Collects PRETTY DEADLY #6-10 “
Well done continuation of this fantasy western graphic novel series. The illustration is beautifully done, as is the dialogue and story. I love the color tones and illustration throughout; it has a very dark and artsy feel to it.
The story is also very creative and has a kind of poetic feel to it at times. This is a western fantasy (tone reminds me a lot of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series) and also has a bit of a mythological theme.
The story is very bloody and violent at times, so just a heads up to those who are bothered by that. I really enjoyed the tone and creativity.
My only complaint with this series is that sometimes it’s a bit hard to follow what is going on. You jump between quite a few characters and some of the concepts throughout are fairly abstract.
Overall I have been enjoying this graphic novel series. It is creative and poetically written; I also enjoy the mythological feel to the story. I will warn though that sometimes it is hard to follow what’s actually going on. I would recommend to those who are interested in western fantasy type graphic novels.