Here’s a preview of Pretty Deadly #2 by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios, courtesy of Image Comics – on sale November 27th, 2013.
PRETTY DEADLY #2
story KELLY SUE DeCONNICK art EMMA RÍOS & JORDIE BELLAIRE cover EMMA RÍOS
NOVEMBER 27 32 PAGES / FC / M $3.50
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.
WILD CHILDREN plumbs the depths of rebellion in July
Guns. Acid. Cameras. School. Wild Children.
Written by Ales Kot (Batman) and drawn by a long-standing Image creator Riley Rossmo (Cowboy Ninja Viking, Dark Wolverine, Debris), WILD CHILDREN, a new graphic novella from Image Comics in July, explores an explosive high school hostage situation that threatens to unfold its own reality like cheap origami.
This issue ties directly into Fear Itself #1 and the events leading up to the end of that issue.
After the fall of Asgard and the death of Loki, Thor found a young street kid with Loki’s reincarnated spirit inside him. Thor is overseeing his brother, still seen as The God of Mischief and Traitor of Asgard, as he tries to adapt to this world – much to the dismay for some Asgardians.
Kieron Gillen does a magnificent job of weaving an epic tale of magpies, secrets, puzzles, and riddles. His prose is as descriptive as the artwork it details, taking us on a journey along with young Loki as he tries to decipher the meaning of what lies ahead. Why did Old Loki destroy Asgard only to have himself killed in order to save the world? Finding this answer may help him along his destined path.
There are funny moments when Loki is using a ‘Stark Phone’ to access the internet. He claims he’s an Asgardian God and someone replies that he’s a troll. After a moment of silence, Thor tells Loki “But you’re a half-giant.” There are times when jokes thrown into a story don’t work, but this one hit it’s mark in that particular segment of the story.
I’ll be honest, I haven’t really been keeping up with Thor lately. But if Kieron Gillen is this good on this title on a regular basis, this is one that will go on my regular pull list. His latest work on Uncanny X-Men #534.1 was also quite good. I’m looking forward to reading more books by him.