PRETTY DEADLY #1-10 (Kelly Sue Deconnick / Emma Rios)

Le duo composé de la scénariste Kelly Sue Deconnick et de la dessinatrice Emma Rios, déjà à l’origine de plusieurs numéros de la série Captain Marvel et de la mini-série Osborn, travail actuellement sur le comic Pretty Deadly pour Image Comics.

Inspiré des Westerns Spaghetti, Pretty Deadly suit une énigmatique tueuse portant le masque de dia de los muertos dans sa quête vengeresse, le tout racontée par un lapin mort.

L’équipe attend d’avoir assez de matériel pour annoncer une date de sortie. Deux numéros ont été complétés pour le moment.

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[quote]So, in our book, there’s a pair of beggars – a blind man and a little girl and they come to this kind of mythical western town and tell this story. The story is about a Mason who falls in love with a Beauty and marries her. But soon after their wedding he becomes consumed with the idea that other men admire his Beauty. So he builds her a stone tower and locks her away. And Beauty, denied the caress of the wind and the warmth of the sun, begins to wither and die. And soon, Death comes for Beauty. But Death too is taken by her and he sires a child with her. The child isn’t enough to tether her to our world, though. Death grieves and steals the child away. He raises her in the world between the living and the dead, to be a spirit of vengeance, to punish those who would do wrong by the innocent.

We call her Ginny.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE KELLY SUE DECONNICK[/size]

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Le site de l’éditeur: imagecomics.com
Le tumblr de la dessinatrice: steinerfrommars.tumblr.com

Quatre pages de Pretty Deadly #1:

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claaaassssee

Ça, j’ai assez hâte de pouvoir le lire.
Le côté western bizarre (dans une interview, Kelly Sue Deconnick a déclaré qu’elle a passé tellement de temps dessus que l’histoire a beaucoup évolué et ce, même depuis la première fois où la série a été annoncée) me tente bien et Emma Rios m’a bien bluffé sur sa back-up de Prophet. Et ses pages, là, sont effectivement classes !

[size=200]INTERVIEW DE KELLY SUE DECONNICK[/size]

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[quote=“Emma Rios”]Western is such a wild and pure genre.

From Ford’s hope,to Leone’s lost of it and careful aesthetics, to Peckinpah’s dusty cruelty… you just could define Western by three concepts: loneliness, languid pacing and explosions of violence.

An atmosphere between the ugly and the sublime…

Atmosphere is my favorite word in comics, I repeat it all the time.[/quote]

[size=200]INTERVIEW DE LA DESSINATRICE EMMA RIOS[/size]

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[quote]Pretty Deadly #1
Story by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Emma Rios
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Letters by VC - Clayton Cowles
Cover by Emma Rios
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, October 23rd, 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.[/quote]

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[quote]Pretty Deadly #2
Story by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Emma Rios
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Cover by Emma Rios
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, November 27th, 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.[/quote]

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[quote]Pretty Deadly #3
Story by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Emma Rios
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Cover by Emma Rios
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date Wed, December 18th, 2013
All blood spilled into the earth makes its way to a river. Where those rivers meet, Fox attends the birth of a beast, the child of a thousand violent deaths.[/quote]

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[quote]Pretty Deadly #4
Story by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Emma Rios
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Cover by Emma Rios
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, January 22nd, 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.[/quote]

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[quote]PRETTY DEADLY #5
Written by: Kelly Sue DeConnick.
Art by: Emma Rios.
Cover by: Emma Rios.
Description: It’s the ultimate father-daughter showdown as Ginny faces off against Death himself in the bloody conclusion to Pretty Deadly’s opening arc.
Pages: 32.
Price: $3.50.
In stores: April 2. [/quote]

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J’ai été un peu désarçonné au premier abord par la narration employée par Kelly Sue DeConnick sur cette série. Ce n’est pas vraiment linéaire, les motivations de certains personnages restent floues pendant pas mal de temps (et pour certains, elles le sont encore); mais au fur et à mesure de la lecture, la sauce commence à prendre et ce conte cruel, ce western spaghetti fantastique, développe une vraie puissance évocatrice. Les dessins d’Emma Rios y sont évidemment pour quelque chose, fascinants de beauté, même s’ils sont parfois un peu “brouillons” dans la mise en page (certaines pages sont d’une grande clarté, d’une grande poésie; et sur d’autres, il est parfois difficile de savoir où il faut poser l’oeil en premier). Son souci du détail, dans les décors, dans les costumes des personnages, dans des scènes d’action dynamiques, dans les ambiances western et horrifiques, font de Pretty Deadly une oeuvre graphiquement très riche, avec des choix de couleurs judicieux de la part de Jordie Bellaire.
Niveau scénario, c’est parfois frustrant, mais de plus en plus envoûtant à chaque épisode. Il faut accepter de se laisser guider par ces deux narrateurs très particuliers et de se perdre dans les détours d’un récit qui parle d’amour, de mort, de vengeance, de filiation, en ajoutant une vraie dimension onirique à l’ensemble.

Une page de Pretty Deadly #6:

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Ma critique du premier TPB qui, j’en ai peur, n’appellera pas un second, et ceci malgré la performance remarquable d’Emma Rios.

D’autres avis ?

Perso, je pense que je prendrai la suite (et puis vu le rythme de ces dames sur cette série, j’ai l’impression qu’il n’y aura qu’un album par an). Le bouquin m’a un peu (beaucoup) perdu par moments, mais je suis suffisamment intrigué pour avoir envie de continuer l’aventure de ce très étrange western…

La suite de **Pretty Deadly **débute en octobre:

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[quote]Pretty Deadly #6
Story by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Emma Rios
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Letters by VC - Clayton Cowles
Cover by Emma Rios
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date November, 2015
In this second story arc of PRETTY DEADLY, the mantle of Death has fallen to a little girl, Sissy, who, along with her tattered band of reapers, is tasked with gathering souls whose time has come, or come and passed. An old woman has a dying request. Her son has been missing for more than a year, gone east, and from there to fight in the trenches overseas. She wants to see the boy one last time before she passes. And so Deathface Ginny is dispatched through clouds of mustard gas to find the young man, but between her and her quarry, atop bitter black mount of twenty hands, sits the Reaper of War himself.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Pretty Deadly #9

Story by
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by
Emma Rios
Colors by
Jordie Bellaire
Letters by
Clayton Cowles
Cover by
Emma Rios
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.50
Release Date
Apr 13th, 2016

The Reaper of War exacts his toll. In doing so, he makes it personal for Ginny.[/quote]

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[quote]Pretty Deadly #10

Story by
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by
Emma Ríos
Colors by
Jordie Bellaire
Letters by
Clayton Cowles
Cover by
Emma Ríos
Publisher
Image Comics

Cover Price:
$3.50
Release Date
Jun 22nd, 2016

The second arc concludes with the death of Sarah.
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