by Joelle Jones
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: Sept 15, 2015
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Summary from goodreads.com:
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.
* New original series by Joëlle Jones!
* Dark comedy, gritty action, and killer laughs!
This graphic novel casts a 1960s housewife as a trained killer, and not even her perfect husband and children know about her secret life. The art in this book is gorgeous and will appeal to anyone who loves that mid-century style and doesn't mind the blood and gore. The book doesn't take itself too seriously, and fans of dark comedy and campy-ness will love this tale.
I love the contrast of Josie's life at home with her family up against her spot-on precision at killing the bad guys. I liked seeing the "helpless" 60s housewife played against the intelligent and strong woman that Josie is in her professional life. It's a constant internal struggle for her, trying to decide if she wants to cut ties with her profession.
The story held my interest until the end, but the real star here is the artwork. It's just gorgeous! The artist captures the era perfectly and creates a beautiful and strong heroine.
Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5
Bottom Line: This is the unexpected tale of 1960s housewife turned killer, with a captivating story and superb art!
Buy from Dark Horse Comics: https://www.darkhorse.com/Books/26-356/Lady-Killer-TPB
Disclosure: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.