Script Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art & Cover Emma Ríos
Coloring Jordie Bellaire
Lettering Clayton Cowles
Backmatter Laurenn McCubbin
Editor Sigrid Ellis
Managing Editors Turner Lobey
Production Tricia Ramos
“There’s no defeating shadows. There’s just walking toward the light.”
In This Issue: Bunny and Butterfly have noticed a change in the air. A storm is coming.
In Hollywoodland, the storm is already raging—has been raging. We finally meet Clara. She had been looking for something. She looked for it with Jack Kaufman. When she didn’t find it with him, she looked for her Uncle, but found the Reaper of Thirst instead. But in finding the Reaper, she also found the way to her something—an ending. The Reaper of Obsession led her down the primrose path, to her death, and to Ginny, now bound to Obsession by her own will. Obsession has been collecting, and Ginny and Clara, though important to his collection, are not the crowning touch, though they are the means by which he intends to obtain it. He very nearly succeeds, too. Except he wasn’t banking on one thing:
My Two Cents: This is the final installment of Pretty Deadly: The Rat. As a whole, this book is a staggering work of unparalleled written and artistic genius, and that is not a commendation I give out lightly. Pretty Deadly set the bar at an exceedingly high level from page one, and continued to deliver at and above that standard for the duration of the arc of The Rat—not an easy thing to do by any stretch of the imagination, especially when a story is as involved and mature and intricate as this one is. Pretty Deadly is so much more than a comic. It is a work of art, and it deserves every bit of praise it has earned so far, and will in all likelihood continue to experience.