Graphic Novels/ posted in: Reading Lady Killer (Lady Killer, #1) by Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Chelsea Cain
Published by Dark Horse Books on September 15th 2015
Source: Library, Owned
Betty Draper meets Hannibal!
Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.
* New original series by Joëlle Jones!
* Dark comedy, gritty action, and killer laughs!
I’m not a huge graphic novel fan because they are over too quickly. I don’t like a book that is done in 20 minutes. Occasionally though I pick some up because I love the look of the art.
How can you not love the cover of Lady Killer? Each book ends with a fake advertisement aimed at 1960s housewives who are also assassins. Think of this book as Mr and Mrs Smith set in the 60s if Mr Smith wasn’t a spy.
Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening (Collected Editions) by Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda, Rus Wooton
Published by Image Comics on July 19th 2016
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.
The art in Monstress is beautiful. I wasn’t that big of a fan of the story. I’m definitely in the minority with that opinion. Every other review I read is raving about this book.
I did like the two tailed cats who are obviously the smartest beings around – as cats should be.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- POC authors