Lady Killer by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich
(I received an ARC of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review)
Lady Killer lived up to what I imagined in my head the minute I saw this cover. It is about Josie Schuller a lovely house wife and mother who is also secretly a brutal killer. She is a professional assassin and a damn good one at that. Suddenly she finds that keeping the balance of housewife and killer becomes a little blurred as her life and the lives of her family are put on the line.
I loved this!! I actually had not heard of it before I received the review copy, but I am also not always in the loop about graphic novels and their releases. I am changing that slowly as I become more and more enamored with the different styles of art and story they bring to life. This has become an instant favorite. As I read it I just kept thinking “YES!! What a badass!!” I finished it in one sitting, wanting to know desperately what happens next.
It was fast paced and gripping.
From what I could find, this comic is done? I hope it is not true, there are way too many unanswered questions and loose ends. I NEED TO KNOW MORE!! If you are looking for a gateway comic and you are a bookworm who loves books like Throne of Glass or The Hunger Games, books with amazing female lead characters then I highly recommend Lady Killer for you. Josie takes no shit and kicks serious ass. She will become a fave character of yours like she did for me.
The art is in the style of 1950’s or early 60’s comics. Absolutely gorgeous and fitting to the style of the story.
I highly recommend! And hope to get a physical copy to add to my collection one day.
This is the synopsis from the publisher Dark Horse Comics:
Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer! She’s balanced cheerful domestic bliss with coldly performed assassinations, but when Josie finds herself in the crosshairs, her American Dream life is in danger!
A brand-new original black comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.
I give this one a resounding Five out Five Metal Horns!! It is released in the USA on September 2nd so pick it up.