The third issue of Pretty Deadly has many revelations. We know a lot more about Ginny, death’s daughter. We also learn plenty more about Fox, the blind man, and the girl who wears vulture feathers. As interesting as Fox’s story has been, we didn’t know why we should care about him until now. This issue is not only the best issue yet, but it makes the first two issues better.
It’s hard to talk about this issue’s plot without spoiling things. A good chunk of it is a flashback, exploring both more of Ginny’s history and her connections with some of the other characters. We learn why Fox knows so much about Ginny, and we learn a little more about Ginny’s mysterious personality. It’s kind of genius how everything is starting to fit together. Even with all these reveals, there’s still plenty of mystery to be had.
The art is also very good, as it was in the previous issues. When the comic gets violent, it’s beautifully gory. Much of the story is told visually, with some very creative uses of page space. As fox is telling more of Ginny’s background, the girl is painting pictures to go along with the story. The pages carry this feel, with both water splashes from the coming rain and a paint brush flowing along the lines. It’s the most visually interesting comic I’ve seen in a long time.
It’s hard to put into words how good this comic is. It’s the kind of comic you have to read more than once to fully grasp everything that’s happening. It somehow combines a western, mythology, fairy tales and a mystery and it does all of those well. If that sounds interesting, you should be reading this.