Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lady Killer #1

Man I love this artwork. I really do. Joelle Jones is brilliant here with this nod at 1950's magazine advertising. Her previous work includes Helheim, The Adventures of Superman, Doctor Horrible, Creepy Comics, Ultimate Spiderman, and the New York Times to name a few. The ink splattered pages subconsciously projects grit into your mind. The action panels are terrifyingly realistic with confrontational character poses that puts you in both in the perspective of the killer and then also the victim. With sensational colorist Laura Allred in her corner, this series deserves some serious awards.

The story itself centers around a 1950's house wife with a serious day job as hitman, or rather- hitwoman. Things get complicated when one of her associates shows up at her house. Her unsuspecting husband and daughter at home for dinner. A meddling, disapproving mother in law is snooping her nose in where it doesn't belong.

Lady Killer is a mini series from Darkhorse. It is not for children and it may delightfully shock you. Be prepared! Issue one is available now!