Pretty Deadly is coming back this September and I need to scream it from the roof tops. Queen of the comic book, Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Bitch Planet) and Emma Rios (Mirror, and almost everything) are bringing back the popular series with a new story arc entitled The Rat. The new installment is set during the classic Hollywood Golden era and acts as a midway point through the series.
“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 be available on Wednesday, September 4.