Title: Pretty Violent #1
Words: Derek Hunter & Jason Young
Art: Derek Hunter
Colors: Spencer Holt
Published: August 21, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: 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 DEREK HUNTER (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.
Despite the evil that’s coursing through her veins, Gamma Rae has decided that she wants to be a hero and use her superpowers for good. Unfortunately, old habits die hard and being a superhero isn’t nearly as easy as it looks; plus, the public is ungrateful, and killing is frowned upon…what fun is that?
As one could safely assume from its title, Pretty Violent #1 is quite violent; but, considering the sheer amount of blood, guts, and limb-tearing found in this book, it’s also hilarious. Gamma Rae’s superhero career is off to an incredibly rocky start, and watching her fumble through her first day of city-saving is priceless.
Derek Hunter & Jason Young’s script is dark, self-aware, and smart; the team balances gratuitous violence with irony, and in doing so, have produced a unique, fun-to-read, first issue that’s sure to appeal to readers looking for something a little different.
Thanks to Derek Hunter’s artwork, and Spencer Holt’s colors, reading Pretty Violent is like watching a cartoon–an ultra-violent cartoon that appeals to both my inner-child and the cynic that I’ve become as an ‘adult.’
Gamma Rae is making brain-bashing adorable again in an exciting new series that’s as dark and violent as it is hilarious. Pretty Violent #1 is a stunning debut.