Lady Killer Vol. 1 by Joëlle Jones + Jamie S. Rich
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Summary: Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.
My Review: A dark, fast-paced story + non-stop action + housewife assassin = PERFECTION!!
I’ve had such great luck choosing my graphic novels/comics & Lady Killers is one I’m definitely adding to my favorites list!
Josie, mother of two, is also an assassin for hire!
Not only is her mother-in-law suspicious, but it gets even more complicated when her boss starts to question her loyalties to the company.
It had shocking twists & suspense at every turn!
The 60’s not only brought a unique setting , but also perspective to this story!
W/ the time-period, women were only expected to stay-home etc., but Josie breaks those boundaries and struggles to protect her family while still being loyal to her work.
It was very interesting to see the contrast (in her personality) between her family life and her assassin work!
After her bosses suspicions, her “partner in crime” of sorts, is asked to get rid of Josie!
While still trying to keep her family safe, she is on the run to get this mess sorted out.
With the suspicious Mother-In-Law, while it may have seemed obvious, it came as a complete surprise to me that she would be connected to one of the major characters later on!
The art-style is wonderful! It has that “vintage” look to it & it works!
The setting/clothing is all done beautifully! If your a fan of vintage, such as myself, you will definitely love the dresses/overall art of this novel!
Another important note is Josie. With the type of work she does, it was great to see the art represent that (she is shown to have muscular arms)
I loved/appreciate that she still wore dresses as an assassin!!!
+The fight scenes she’s in are epic!
The ending will definitely leave you wanting to figure out what happens next!
Overall a great comic with wonderful art, dialogue, characters & plot!
If there are to be future volumes, I will be reading them without a doubt! It was fantastic!!
**From the cover alone it was obvious there would be violence/blood, while it isn’t too graphic, if that content bothers you, you may want to steer clear of this one**