GEEKY GUY COMICS REVIEWS: PRETTY VIOLENT #1
Comic Name: Pretty Violent #1
Written by: Derek Hunter & Jason Young
Artist: Derek Hunter
Published by: Image Comics
Release Date: 21/8/19
SERIES PREMIERE! Gamma Rae wants to be a superhero, and why shouldn't she!? She's been strong since she was a baby. The only problem is, all her siblings are notorious hero-murdering criminals! Join artist @derekdraws (DuckTales, Adventure Time), and writer Jason Young (I HATE FAIRYLAND) for this all-new ongoing, gore-filled, laugh-out-loud comedy for mature readers that explores one girl's journey through the rift between personal and family identity.
GEEKY GUY COMICS VERDICT:
Im a bit late to the party but better late than never!!! Firstly I wanna give a massive shout out to Tom @aplaceinspace as it was him who brought this comic to my attention. I LOVED IT. The whole comic from start to finish was just awesome, full of action, quality artwork and a story line that leaves you drooling at the mouth to turn the page. Pretty Violent #1 is published by Image Comics and is written by Jason Young with the top notch artwork illustrated by Derek Hunter and coloured by Spencer Holt. The main character of the comic is Gamma Rae, a funky, edgy foul mouthed kid who has wanted to be a superhero ever since she could remember. However this isn’t your standard “kid becomes superhero” story. In this one she’s having a hard time adjusting to her newfound life as a hero. During her first act of heroism she intervenes in a fight between Hulktress and a stranger. Believing that Hulktress is the villain, and rightly so, Gamma Rae attacks her, which leads to some amazing foul mouthed narrative, violence and plenty of guts and blood. With the rather unique fight that will test her patience, the unfortunate consequences that arise i”m sure are going to royally backfire in upcoming issues.
Overall, this comics is a breath of fresh air and unlike anything that is on the shelves at the moment. I seriously enjoyed reading this comic so much so i read it twice. @derekdraws’ artwork is incredibly done and makes the characters unique and provided an interesting perspective on what heroes and villains look like. Young’s writing of Gamma Rae as its reckless but ambitious central character for me has similarities of Harley Quinn. By this I mean in the early stages Harley’s life she tried everything to do good but failed miserably, could this be a sign of things to come for Gamma?
I can’t wait to see how the rest of the series goes, especially with the big reveal at the end of this issue. This is definitely a comic series that I will be following and I would highly recommend doing the same. What’s a comic collection without a PRETTY VIOLENT comic…
GEEKY GUY COMICS RATING 5 OUT OF 5.
WRITING/ STORY: 5
OVERALL COMIC: 5Oct 09 , 2019