See the “Pretty Deadly” side of old Hollywood as Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos’ series returns this September

See the “Pretty Deadly” side of old Hollywood as Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos’ series returns this September

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos’ “western fantasy” Pretty Deadly returns this fall with a new arc, titled The Rat. DeConnick and Ríos have stated that the arc will be the midway point of their overall story, with the action taking place during the golden age of Hollywood.

While I’ve admittedly not read this series to the point, I’ve been loving DeConnick’s work on Aquaman, and Ríos’ comments about her style going from “raw violence to subtle horror” are particularly intriguing. Any fans of this book? Let us know in the comments, and check out the details below.

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PRETTY DEADLY RETURNS WITH NEW STORY ARC THE RAT THIS SEPTEMBER

“Pushes the boundaries of comics storytelling in the most wicked ways. I love it.” —Ed Brubaker, The Fade Out, Criminal

PORTLAND, Ore. 06/24/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to announce the return of the critically-acclaimed Pretty Deadly series by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Bitch Planet) and Emma Ríos (I.D., Mirror) this September. This new installment in the popular, mythic fantasy series is titled The Rat and will be set during the classic Hollywood golden era. 

This new story arc will be the 
midway pointin the Pretty Deadly series, with the following volumes four and five’s themes already planned out. “The Rat tells a story of art, addiction, and loss, against a backdrop of an emerging Hollywood,” said DeConnick. “Arc 4, The Butterfly, will look backward to reveal Alice’s origins, and Arc 5 will push the series to its conclusion in the Great Depression. I am so grateful to have this book, and Emma’s partnership, back at the forefront of my life.” 

Ríos added: “I'd never do it justice, but The Rat is a love letter dedicated to the fascinating work done by Lotte Reiniger, Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay. The book is steering me from raw violence to subtle horror, and I’m feeling it.”

Pretty Deadly: The Rat #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on September 4.

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