PRETTY DEADLY Arrives to Massive Fanfare & an Immediate Sell-out
Posted on October 23, 2013 by Jamie Parreno
Highly-anticipated series from Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Ríos sells out on first day of release
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos's PRETTY DEADLY #1, one of the most anticipated new releases of the year, has officially sold out at the distributor on its first day of release and will be going back to press for a second printing. DeConnick and Ríos's fantasy western, featuring Death's daughter in an Old West that's equally influenced by magical realism and Japanese exploitation films as it is by spaghetti westerns, has already garnered an astronomical amount of praise from fans, press, and fellow creators:
“One of the best comics debuts of the year.”
- Evan Narcisse, Kotaku
"DeConnick and Ríos fill this comic with mystery, adventure and uncertainty."
-Doug Zawisza, Comic Book Resources
"Pretty Deadly #1 is a fantastic debut issue by creators who are working in perfect tandem to tell one of the tightest stories I have seen in a #1 issue in a long time."
-Aaron Long, Comicosity
"The art team displays a terrific level of experimentation. Bellaire blends sensible, real world colors with bubblegum highlights; a freshly fired pistol trails soft, pink smoke, a captivating tale comes to live in vivid shades of orange and yellow, and the trail of a bullet leaves a purple streak against the cold blue of a twilight sky."
-Zach Wilkerson, Multiversity Comics
"From the first couple of pages all the way to the end [...], DeConnick and Ríos have managed to create a world that is so captivating and painfully beautiful that it’s impossible to tear yourself away from it."
-Toribee, Comics: The Gathering
"Pretty Deadly is not meant to be rapidly devoured. It is meant to be savored, allowing time to ruminate upon the symbolism, stare at the deluge of lines and color, and be swallowed by the depth of each character's stare."
-Vanessa Gabriel, Newsarama
PRETTY DEADLY #1 may still be on sale at your local retailer while supplies last. In addition, PRETTY DEADLY #1 is available digitally on the Image website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, and Android. The second printing of PRETTY DEADLY #1 will be in stores on 11/27 and can be pre-ordered now using Diamond Code SEP138208. PRETTY DEADLY #2 releases on 11/27 and can be pre-ordered now with Diamond Code SEP130627.
More of Pretty Deadly
Pretty Deadly #4
January 22, 2014
Every Death must love and every Death must die; the cycle of world demands it. The one who captures our last breath must breathe his last before becoming inured to the pain of loss. This cycle is ending. But this Death... will not go easy.
Pretty Deadly #2
November 27, 2013
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.
Pretty Deadly #1
October 23, 2013
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) & EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange, Osborn) reunite to bring you an all-new ongoing series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death's daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her tale of retribution is as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.