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Toxicnotebook Recommends: Pretty Deadly
"I was afraid, Butterfly. For a moment"
Little heterochromatic Sissy and her guardian, the blind Fox, travel through canyons and frontier towns telling the mythical tale of death-faced Ginny, a vengeance reaper who has a personal score to settle—with Fox. When Sissy finds out, she demands to know the rest of the story of death-faced Ginny, but she gets far more than she bargained for.(Booklist)
Pretty Deadly is a dark western fairytale written by Kelly Sue Deconnick and gorgeously drawn by Emma Rios. The story follows traveling performers Fox and Sissy as they flee from Deathface Ginny, Death’s daughter. As Sissy learns more about Ginny and Fox’s shared past, she realizes her fate is intertwined with Ginny’s more than she would like.
Despite the fact there is only one volume out, Pretty Deadly is my favorite comic on the stands right now. The dark, fantastical plot coupled with the lush artwork (I’ll be frank, Rios takes her craft to a whole new level in this series) makes this a comic you cannot miss. It’s currently on hiatus (although I think it might be coming back soon?), so it’s super easy to catch up!
Completed: No (On Hiatus)Publisher: ImageLevel of Violence: Moderate to HighNumber of sublime-looking pages: Too many to count, and while we’re on the subject I want a poster of Death’s domain.For fans of: Sandman (Neil Gaiman in general tbh), Terri Windling (both her novels and her anthologies, especially the ones she did with Ellen Datlow), Charles de Lint, Tanith Lee, Sunshine, Holes, Blood Tea & Red String, A Tale of Two Sisters, Mercedes Lackey, The Clarence Principle, Nightmares & Fairy Tales (possibly), Devil’s Rose, dark fairytales & southwestern gothic in general.
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Here; BN: Here. 
See more recs here! Intro post to this series
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Toxicnotebook Recommends: Pretty Deadly
"I was afraid, Butterfly. For a moment"
Little heterochromatic Sissy and her guardian, the blind Fox, travel through canyons and frontier towns telling the mythical tale of death-faced Ginny, a vengeance reaper who has a personal score to settle—with Fox. When Sissy finds out, she demands to know the rest of the story of death-faced Ginny, but she gets far more than she bargained for.(Booklist)
Pretty Deadly is a dark western fairytale written by Kelly Sue Deconnick and gorgeously drawn by Emma Rios. The story follows traveling performers Fox and Sissy as they flee from Deathface Ginny, Death’s daughter. As Sissy learns more about Ginny and Fox’s shared past, she realizes her fate is intertwined with Ginny’s more than she would like.
Despite the fact there is only one volume out, Pretty Deadly is my favorite comic on the stands right now. The dark, fantastical plot coupled with the lush artwork (I’ll be frank, Rios takes her craft to a whole new level in this series) makes this a comic you cannot miss. It’s currently on hiatus (although I think it might be coming back soon?), so it’s super easy to catch up!
Completed: No (On Hiatus)Publisher: ImageLevel of Violence: Moderate to HighNumber of sublime-looking pages: Too many to count, and while we’re on the subject I want a poster of Death’s domain.For fans of: Sandman (Neil Gaiman in general tbh), Terri Windling (both her novels and her anthologies, especially the ones she did with Ellen Datlow), Charles de Lint, Tanith Lee, Sunshine, Holes, Blood Tea & Red String, A Tale of Two Sisters, Mercedes Lackey, The Clarence Principle, Nightmares & Fairy Tales (possibly), Devil’s Rose, dark fairytales & southwestern gothic in general.
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Here; BN: Here. 
See more recs here! Intro post to this series
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toxicnotebook:

Toxicnotebook Recommends: Pretty Deadly
"I was afraid, Butterfly. For a moment"
Little heterochromatic Sissy and her guardian, the blind Fox, travel through canyons and frontier towns telling the mythical tale of death-faced Ginny, a vengeance reaper who has a personal score to settle—with Fox. When Sissy finds out, she demands to know the rest of the story of death-faced Ginny, but she gets far more than she bargained for.(Booklist)
Pretty Deadly is a dark western fairytale written by Kelly Sue Deconnick and gorgeously drawn by Emma Rios. The story follows traveling performers Fox and Sissy as they flee from Deathface Ginny, Death’s daughter. As Sissy learns more about Ginny and Fox’s shared past, she realizes her fate is intertwined with Ginny’s more than she would like.
Despite the fact there is only one volume out, Pretty Deadly is my favorite comic on the stands right now. The dark, fantastical plot coupled with the lush artwork (I’ll be frank, Rios takes her craft to a whole new level in this series) makes this a comic you cannot miss. It’s currently on hiatus (although I think it might be coming back soon?), so it’s super easy to catch up!
Completed: No (On Hiatus)Publisher: ImageLevel of Violence: Moderate to HighNumber of sublime-looking pages: Too many to count, and while we’re on the subject I want a poster of Death’s domain.For fans of: Sandman (Neil Gaiman in general tbh), Terri Windling (both her novels and her anthologies, especially the ones she did with Ellen Datlow), Charles de Lint, Tanith Lee, Sunshine, Holes, Blood Tea & Red String, A Tale of Two Sisters, Mercedes Lackey, The Clarence Principle, Nightmares & Fairy Tales (possibly), Devil’s Rose, dark fairytales & southwestern gothic in general.
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Here; BN: Here. 
See more recs here! Intro post to this series
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toxicnotebook:

Toxicnotebook Recommends: Pretty Deadly
"I was afraid, Butterfly. For a moment"
Little heterochromatic Sissy and her guardian, the blind Fox, travel through canyons and frontier towns telling the mythical tale of death-faced Ginny, a vengeance reaper who has a personal score to settle—with Fox. When Sissy finds out, she demands to know the rest of the story of death-faced Ginny, but she gets far more than she bargained for.(Booklist)
Pretty Deadly is a dark western fairytale written by Kelly Sue Deconnick and gorgeously drawn by Emma Rios. The story follows traveling performers Fox and Sissy as they flee from Deathface Ginny, Death’s daughter. As Sissy learns more about Ginny and Fox’s shared past, she realizes her fate is intertwined with Ginny’s more than she would like.
Despite the fact there is only one volume out, Pretty Deadly is my favorite comic on the stands right now. The dark, fantastical plot coupled with the lush artwork (I’ll be frank, Rios takes her craft to a whole new level in this series) makes this a comic you cannot miss. It’s currently on hiatus (although I think it might be coming back soon?), so it’s super easy to catch up!
Completed: No (On Hiatus)Publisher: ImageLevel of Violence: Moderate to HighNumber of sublime-looking pages: Too many to count, and while we’re on the subject I want a poster of Death’s domain.For fans of: Sandman (Neil Gaiman in general tbh), Terri Windling (both her novels and her anthologies, especially the ones she did with Ellen Datlow), Charles de Lint, Tanith Lee, Sunshine, Holes, Blood Tea & Red String, A Tale of Two Sisters, Mercedes Lackey, The Clarence Principle, Nightmares & Fairy Tales (possibly), Devil’s Rose, dark fairytales & southwestern gothic in general.
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Here; BN: Here. 
See more recs here! Intro post to this series
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toxicnotebook:

Toxicnotebook Recommends: Pretty Deadly
"I was afraid, Butterfly. For a moment"
Little heterochromatic Sissy and her guardian, the blind Fox, travel through canyons and frontier towns telling the mythical tale of death-faced Ginny, a vengeance reaper who has a personal score to settle—with Fox. When Sissy finds out, she demands to know the rest of the story of death-faced Ginny, but she gets far more than she bargained for.(Booklist)
Pretty Deadly is a dark western fairytale written by Kelly Sue Deconnick and gorgeously drawn by Emma Rios. The story follows traveling performers Fox and Sissy as they flee from Deathface Ginny, Death’s daughter. As Sissy learns more about Ginny and Fox’s shared past, she realizes her fate is intertwined with Ginny’s more than she would like.
Despite the fact there is only one volume out, Pretty Deadly is my favorite comic on the stands right now. The dark, fantastical plot coupled with the lush artwork (I’ll be frank, Rios takes her craft to a whole new level in this series) makes this a comic you cannot miss. It’s currently on hiatus (although I think it might be coming back soon?), so it’s super easy to catch up!
Completed: No (On Hiatus)Publisher: ImageLevel of Violence: Moderate to HighNumber of sublime-looking pages: Too many to count, and while we’re on the subject I want a poster of Death’s domain.For fans of: Sandman (Neil Gaiman in general tbh), Terri Windling (both her novels and her anthologies, especially the ones she did with Ellen Datlow), Charles de Lint, Tanith Lee, Sunshine, Holes, Blood Tea & Red String, A Tale of Two Sisters, Mercedes Lackey, The Clarence Principle, Nightmares & Fairy Tales (possibly), Devil’s Rose, dark fairytales & southwestern gothic in general.
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Here; BN: Here. 
See more recs here! Intro post to this series
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toxicnotebook:

Toxicnotebook Recommends: Pretty Deadly
"I was afraid, Butterfly. For a moment"
Little heterochromatic Sissy and her guardian, the blind Fox, travel through canyons and frontier towns telling the mythical tale of death-faced Ginny, a vengeance reaper who has a personal score to settle—with Fox. When Sissy finds out, she demands to know the rest of the story of death-faced Ginny, but she gets far more than she bargained for.(Booklist)
Pretty Deadly is a dark western fairytale written by Kelly Sue Deconnick and gorgeously drawn by Emma Rios. The story follows traveling performers Fox and Sissy as they flee from Deathface Ginny, Death’s daughter. As Sissy learns more about Ginny and Fox’s shared past, she realizes her fate is intertwined with Ginny’s more than she would like.
Despite the fact there is only one volume out, Pretty Deadly is my favorite comic on the stands right now. The dark, fantastical plot coupled with the lush artwork (I’ll be frank, Rios takes her craft to a whole new level in this series) makes this a comic you cannot miss. It’s currently on hiatus (although I think it might be coming back soon?), so it’s super easy to catch up!
Completed: No (On Hiatus)Publisher: ImageLevel of Violence: Moderate to HighNumber of sublime-looking pages: Too many to count, and while we’re on the subject I want a poster of Death’s domain.For fans of: Sandman (Neil Gaiman in general tbh), Terri Windling (both her novels and her anthologies, especially the ones she did with Ellen Datlow), Charles de Lint, Tanith Lee, Sunshine, Holes, Blood Tea & Red String, A Tale of Two Sisters, Mercedes Lackey, The Clarence Principle, Nightmares & Fairy Tales (possibly), Devil’s Rose, dark fairytales & southwestern gothic in general.
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Here; BN: Here. 
See more recs here! Intro post to this series
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Toxicnotebook Recommends: Pretty Deadly

"I was afraid, Butterfly. For a moment"

Little heterochromatic Sissy and her guardian, the blind Fox, travel through canyons and frontier towns telling the mythical tale of death-faced Ginny, a vengeance reaper who has a personal score to settle—with Fox. When Sissy finds out, she demands to know the rest of the story of death-faced Ginny, but she gets far more than she bargained for.(Booklist)

Pretty Deadly is a dark western fairytale written by Kelly Sue Deconnick and gorgeously drawn by Emma Rios. The story follows traveling performers Fox and Sissy as they flee from Deathface Ginny, Death’s daughter. As Sissy learns more about Ginny and Fox’s shared past, she realizes her fate is intertwined with Ginny’s more than she would like.

Despite the fact there is only one volume out, Pretty Deadly is my favorite comic on the stands right now. The dark, fantastical plot coupled with the lush artwork (I’ll be frank, Rios takes her craft to a whole new level in this series) makes this a comic you cannot miss. It’s currently on hiatus (although I think it might be coming back soon?), so it’s super easy to catch up!

Completed: No (On Hiatus)
Publisher: Image
Level of Violence: Moderate to High
Number of sublime-looking pages: Too many to count, and while we’re on the subject I want a poster of Death’s domain.
For fans of: Sandman (Neil Gaiman in general tbh), Terri Windling (both her novels and her anthologies, especially the ones she did with Ellen Datlow), Charles de Lint, Tanith Lee, Sunshine, Holes, Blood Tea & Red String, A Tale of Two Sisters, Mercedes Lackey, The Clarence Principle, Nightmares & Fairy Tales (possibly), Devil’s Rose, dark fairytales & southwestern gothic in general.

Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Here; BN: Here.

See more recs here! Intro post to this series

mnlocher:

FALL READING LIST: PART TWO
PRETTY DEADLY VOL. 1: THE SHRIKE
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick Art by Emma Rios Colors by Jordie Bellaire
When I found out about Pretty Deadly I immediately told my comic shop that it belonged on my pull list. I was so excited to pick up that first issue and when I finally got it home I was glad to find that it did not disappoint. I had never seen Emma Rios’s art before. I was mesmerized by her compositions. Some comic book artists’ drawings look really static on the page, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen another artist so capable of giving the illusion of motion. After reading that first book I knew that I’d found something that was really special.
Fast-forward to now…all five issues of the first arc have been released along with a trade. I’ve read the whole arc twice and most of the issues at least three times and I can tell that this is one of those books that just gets better with each additional read. It might be a book that is easier to read in trade form because I remember as they were coming out I was having a hard time remembering what had happened in the previous issue. And it’s definitely a book that you’ll need to read at least twice because Emma’s art is so distractingly good that sometimes I found myself not paying close enough attention to what was happening. And trust me, Kelly Sue’s story is worth paying attention to. So once I read it a couple times, the words and the pictures started to really sync in my head and the result was breathtaking.
In case you’re unaware of what Pretty Deadly is about, essentially it’s a western fused with a mythology involving death personified. It’s hard to pick out a main character because while it appears that Sissy is the protagonist, the story mainly revolves around Death, Ginny, Beauty, and the Mason. As Fox and Sissy explain in the opening scene, the Mason kept Beauty in a tower, which made Beauty desperate enough to ask Death to come take her. But when Death heard her plea he fell in love. The consequences of his obsession are what set the scene for the bulk of the story.  
It might be awhile before issue 6 is released, but the awesome thing about Vol. 1 is that it’s a great enough story on it’s own. You can find Pretty Deadly Vol. 1 on Amazon, Comixology, or at your local comic shop or book store.
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FALL READING LIST: PART TWO
PRETTY DEADLY VOL. 1: THE SHRIKE
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick Art by Emma Rios Colors by Jordie Bellaire
When I found out about Pretty Deadly I immediately told my comic shop that it belonged on my pull list. I was so excited to pick up that first issue and when I finally got it home I was glad to find that it did not disappoint. I had never seen Emma Rios’s art before. I was mesmerized by her compositions. Some comic book artists’ drawings look really static on the page, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen another artist so capable of giving the illusion of motion. After reading that first book I knew that I’d found something that was really special.
Fast-forward to now…all five issues of the first arc have been released along with a trade. I’ve read the whole arc twice and most of the issues at least three times and I can tell that this is one of those books that just gets better with each additional read. It might be a book that is easier to read in trade form because I remember as they were coming out I was having a hard time remembering what had happened in the previous issue. And it’s definitely a book that you’ll need to read at least twice because Emma’s art is so distractingly good that sometimes I found myself not paying close enough attention to what was happening. And trust me, Kelly Sue’s story is worth paying attention to. So once I read it a couple times, the words and the pictures started to really sync in my head and the result was breathtaking.
In case you’re unaware of what Pretty Deadly is about, essentially it’s a western fused with a mythology involving death personified. It’s hard to pick out a main character because while it appears that Sissy is the protagonist, the story mainly revolves around Death, Ginny, Beauty, and the Mason. As Fox and Sissy explain in the opening scene, the Mason kept Beauty in a tower, which made Beauty desperate enough to ask Death to come take her. But when Death heard her plea he fell in love. The consequences of his obsession are what set the scene for the bulk of the story.  
It might be awhile before issue 6 is released, but the awesome thing about Vol. 1 is that it’s a great enough story on it’s own. You can find Pretty Deadly Vol. 1 on Amazon, Comixology, or at your local comic shop or book store.
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mnlocher:

FALL READING LIST: PART TWO
PRETTY DEADLY VOL. 1: THE SHRIKE
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick Art by Emma Rios Colors by Jordie Bellaire
When I found out about Pretty Deadly I immediately told my comic shop that it belonged on my pull list. I was so excited to pick up that first issue and when I finally got it home I was glad to find that it did not disappoint. I had never seen Emma Rios’s art before. I was mesmerized by her compositions. Some comic book artists’ drawings look really static on the page, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen another artist so capable of giving the illusion of motion. After reading that first book I knew that I’d found something that was really special.
Fast-forward to now…all five issues of the first arc have been released along with a trade. I’ve read the whole arc twice and most of the issues at least three times and I can tell that this is one of those books that just gets better with each additional read. It might be a book that is easier to read in trade form because I remember as they were coming out I was having a hard time remembering what had happened in the previous issue. And it’s definitely a book that you’ll need to read at least twice because Emma’s art is so distractingly good that sometimes I found myself not paying close enough attention to what was happening. And trust me, Kelly Sue’s story is worth paying attention to. So once I read it a couple times, the words and the pictures started to really sync in my head and the result was breathtaking.
In case you’re unaware of what Pretty Deadly is about, essentially it’s a western fused with a mythology involving death personified. It’s hard to pick out a main character because while it appears that Sissy is the protagonist, the story mainly revolves around Death, Ginny, Beauty, and the Mason. As Fox and Sissy explain in the opening scene, the Mason kept Beauty in a tower, which made Beauty desperate enough to ask Death to come take her. But when Death heard her plea he fell in love. The consequences of his obsession are what set the scene for the bulk of the story.  
It might be awhile before issue 6 is released, but the awesome thing about Vol. 1 is that it’s a great enough story on it’s own. You can find Pretty Deadly Vol. 1 on Amazon, Comixology, or at your local comic shop or book store.
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mnlocher:

FALL READING LIST: PART TWO
PRETTY DEADLY VOL. 1: THE SHRIKE
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick Art by Emma Rios Colors by Jordie Bellaire
When I found out about Pretty Deadly I immediately told my comic shop that it belonged on my pull list. I was so excited to pick up that first issue and when I finally got it home I was glad to find that it did not disappoint. I had never seen Emma Rios’s art before. I was mesmerized by her compositions. Some comic book artists’ drawings look really static on the page, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen another artist so capable of giving the illusion of motion. After reading that first book I knew that I’d found something that was really special.
Fast-forward to now…all five issues of the first arc have been released along with a trade. I’ve read the whole arc twice and most of the issues at least three times and I can tell that this is one of those books that just gets better with each additional read. It might be a book that is easier to read in trade form because I remember as they were coming out I was having a hard time remembering what had happened in the previous issue. And it’s definitely a book that you’ll need to read at least twice because Emma’s art is so distractingly good that sometimes I found myself not paying close enough attention to what was happening. And trust me, Kelly Sue’s story is worth paying attention to. So once I read it a couple times, the words and the pictures started to really sync in my head and the result was breathtaking.
In case you’re unaware of what Pretty Deadly is about, essentially it’s a western fused with a mythology involving death personified. It’s hard to pick out a main character because while it appears that Sissy is the protagonist, the story mainly revolves around Death, Ginny, Beauty, and the Mason. As Fox and Sissy explain in the opening scene, the Mason kept Beauty in a tower, which made Beauty desperate enough to ask Death to come take her. But when Death heard her plea he fell in love. The consequences of his obsession are what set the scene for the bulk of the story.  
It might be awhile before issue 6 is released, but the awesome thing about Vol. 1 is that it’s a great enough story on it’s own. You can find Pretty Deadly Vol. 1 on Amazon, Comixology, or at your local comic shop or book store.
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mnlocher:

FALL READING LIST: PART TWO

PRETTY DEADLY VOL. 1: THE SHRIKE

Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Emma Rios
Colors by Jordie Bellaire

When I found out about Pretty Deadly I immediately told my comic shop that it belonged on my pull list. I was so excited to pick up that first issue and when I finally got it home I was glad to find that it did not disappoint. I had never seen Emma Rios’s art before. I was mesmerized by her compositions. Some comic book artists’ drawings look really static on the page, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen another artist so capable of giving the illusion of motion. After reading that first book I knew that I’d found something that was really special.

Fast-forward to now…all five issues of the first arc have been released along with a trade. I’ve read the whole arc twice and most of the issues at least three times and I can tell that this is one of those books that just gets better with each additional read. It might be a book that is easier to read in trade form because I remember as they were coming out I was having a hard time remembering what had happened in the previous issue. And it’s definitely a book that you’ll need to read at least twice because Emma’s art is so distractingly good that sometimes I found myself not paying close enough attention to what was happening. And trust me, Kelly Sue’s story is worth paying attention to. So once I read it a couple times, the words and the pictures started to really sync in my head and the result was breathtaking.

In case you’re unaware of what Pretty Deadly is about, essentially it’s a western fused with a mythology involving death personified. It’s hard to pick out a main character because while it appears that Sissy is the protagonist, the story mainly revolves around Death, Ginny, Beauty, and the Mason. As Fox and Sissy explain in the opening scene, the Mason kept Beauty in a tower, which made Beauty desperate enough to ask Death to come take her. But when Death heard her plea he fell in love. The consequences of his obsession are what set the scene for the bulk of the story. 

It might be awhile before issue 6 is released, but the awesome thing about Vol. 1 is that it’s a great enough story on it’s own. You can find Pretty Deadly Vol. 1 on Amazon, Comixology, or at your local comic shop or book store.

What is Fox holding on the cover of issue 5? It looks like a musical instrument of some sort, but my friend and I cannot deduce what it is.

In spanish it’s called Zanfona, or Zanfoña, and I think the name in english is Hurdy Gurdy. It’s an instrument from the Middle Ages, XII century or so.

Here is a sample