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The Resource Lady killer, Volume 1, story by Joëlle Jones & Jamie S. Rich ; art by Joëlle Jones ; colors by Laura Allred ; letters by Crank!

Lady killer, Volume 1, story by Joëlle Jones & Jamie S. Rich ; art by Joëlle Jones ; colors by Laura Allred ; letters by Crank!

Label
Lady killer, Volume 1
Title
Lady killer
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
story by Joëlle Jones & Jamie S. Rich ; art by Joëlle Jones ; colors by Laura Allred ; letters by Crank!
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Language
eng
Summary
"Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother-- but she's also a ruthless, efficient killer! She balances cheerful domestic bliss with coldly peformed assassinations, but when Josie finds herself in the crosshairs, her American-dream life is in danger!"--Page 4 of cover
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Review
  • By employing the sensibility of Quentin Tarantino to subvert the culture of Mad Men, Rich and Joelle produce a tight, visually engrossing thriller. The idea of a quiet family life set in contrast to a brutal secret world is hardly new, and this tale of a doting mother who is also a trained assassin contains its share of familiartropes: the oblivious husband, the suspicious mother-in-law, the urbane killer, the “last job.” But by setting these within the wholesome, naïve aesthetic of the early 1960s, Lady Killer creates a sense of crackling tension and fun. Jones’ art does the heavy lifting in this regard, capturing the domestic banality with as keen an eye as she choreographs fights and car chases—all rendered in angular, detailed lines and a color scheme highly evocative of the era (though much of the carnage is carried out in unnecessarily revealing clothing). The writing, meanwhile, is elegant in its dialogue and economy of action. Rich and Jones have clearly perfected a dynamic synergy in previous projects. Easy to envision as a pulse-pounding action movie. -- Karp, Jesse (Reviewed 2/15/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 12)
  • Taking off from Mad Men -inspired interest in 1960s gender roles, this series builds a noir thriller out of crinoline skirts and Stepford Wives -style suburban domesticity. What better camouflage for a hit man—er, woman? Housewife Josie Schuller maneuvers around a clueless husband, two kids, and a suspicious mother-in-law to stab, strangle, and clobber her targets on assignment and undercover. But her managers aren't nice guys either, and she must team up with a reluctant sister-assassin to foil a hit on herself. Jones's (Helheim ) color art gleefully parodies period ads and media clichés, and the elegant pizzaz she gives the violence does much of the story's heavy lifting. Josie has the eyelinered prettiness of a retro "stewardess" but with real strength, women's clothes reek of glamour and tackiness, and men's faces twist into smarmy exploiter masks. So far, the plot is fairly predictable and the characterizations unsurprising. However, a second story arc is beginning, which may reveal depths of, say, the German-speaking mother-in-law—who recognizes one of Josie's coconspirators. VERDICT An engagingly bloody popcorn-muncher for Mad Men fans and friends, high school-aged and adult, with potential for deeper satire.— MC --Martha Cornog (Reviewed January 1, 2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 01, p81)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10463145
Cataloging source
AU@
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Jones, Joëlle
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rich, Jamie S.
  • Allred, Laura
  • Crank!
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True
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  • Housewives
  • Mothers
  • Assassination
  • Assassination
  • Housewives
  • Mothers
Label
Lady killer, Volume 1, story by Joëlle Jones & Jamie S. Rich ; art by Joëlle Jones ; colors by Laura Allred ; letters by Crank!
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Note
"This volume collects Lady Killer #1-#5"--Title page verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1525998
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781616557577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616557577
  • (OCoLC)921164422
Label
Lady killer, Volume 1, story by Joëlle Jones & Jamie S. Rich ; art by Joëlle Jones ; colors by Laura Allred ; letters by Crank!
Publication
Note
"This volume collects Lady Killer #1-#5"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1525998
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781616557577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616557577
  • (OCoLC)921164422

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