Comic Review: Lady Killer (Lady Killer: single issues #1-5) by Joëlle Jones

Posted March 16, 2017 by Hillary in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

Comic Review: Lady Killer (Lady Killer: single issues #1-5) by Joëlle JonesLady Killer by Jamie S. RichJoëlle Jones
Published by Dark Horse Comics on September 15th 2015
Pages: 136
Format: Paperback
Source: library
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five-stars

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. "LADY KILLER is just as much splash-page gore as it is a biting commentary on American society, creating a well-balanced work for both fans of horror and of smart political thrillers." -fangoria.com

I am becoming a comic freak. Seriously. I find sooo many that I love. Like this one. At first, I was all like I sm not sure, but I heard other bloggers raving about it, so I decided to give it a try. I am so glad that I did.

I loved the artwork. It was fabulous. I loved seeing all the 1950’s references and how it showcased the stereotypical 1950’s, housewife. What makes this comic brilliant is the way they the housewife moonlights as an assassin.

I loved how even when killing people in cold blood she seemed always to look near perfect. I know that is really vain of me and promotes stereotypes  of women but I just loved the one scene where she was wearing sky-high heels and a cat costume, and she killed this dude with her BARE HANDS and she was standing  looking all powerful and OMG he just gave off such a powerful message on that one page. Like, don’t fuck with women because you don’t know who she is.

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The one thing I was like ugh it ended on a cliffhanger! I went to the library and I wanted to request volume 2, but there is no volume 2 OMG HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT? I Guess I COULD put it on my pull list at the comic shop.  So I did.  I think I am paying comic shop dude’s mortgage every month, but there are just some comics I gotta have every Wednesday when my comic book shop releases issues. I CANT WAIT

 

five-stars

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  • Greg Hill

    I haven’t been reading many graphic novels lately but this does sound kinda fun! I hope the wait is not too long for Vol. 2. That’s always the worst. 🙂

    • Hillary

      Yeah..I found out from the comic shop the next issue is May 31 🙁 I can’t wait for a volume to come out so I added it to my pull list.

  • I love that cover and have never read a graphic novel. I’m not sure they’re in my wheelhouse, but I’ll never know until I try, I guess. This one looks like a good one to start with.