Lady Killer

Lady Killer

Book - 2015
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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 '60s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia and cold -blooded survival.
Publisher: Milwaukee, OR : Dark Horse Books, a division of Dark Horse Comics, Inc., 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616557577
1616557575
Branch Call Number: GN JONES J
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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skyekilaen
Aug 07, 2018

Dark comedy only recommended for those with strong stomachs! Lady Killer is the story of a woman who looks like the perfect early 1960s middle-class housewife, but is secretly a contract killer. As anyone who tries to balance work and family knows, though, there can come a point where you're pressed to choose one or the other. Except in Josie Schuller's case, someone makes a choice for her. I was almost at war with myself while reading this, because the story structure makes you want to sympathize with Josie - but hang on, she's an amoral assassin! There's not even any pretense she's serving a higher purpose! It's deeply disturbing on that level, but Jones totally knows how to pull you in anyway. Such a good series, and I'm a bit sad that it seems to be over after the two volumes that are out.

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friskm
Feb 13, 2018

I stumbled upon this book as it was in the featured section in the library and I really enjoyed it. It has a really interesting foreword and perspective on female killers and the main character is refreshingly honest and confronts men who don’t believe she can handle multiple responsibilities in her life. Hers are different than many as they include killing but nonetheless she kicks gender roles in the ass. Not to mention the art is gory, vivid, and visually stunning. I really love the chapter intros with nods to old advertisements as well.

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tj_is_cool
Jul 02, 2017

Nice drawings and decent story line.

KCLSRacheal Apr 06, 2017

Kitschy, macabre, and everything you could want from a story about a housewife assassin! And it is all because of the sheer brilliance of Joelle Jones as a visual storyteller. She creates the kind of story that feels like it's just opening up your skull and dumping itself into your brain- no thinking required.

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kaiseryang7
Apr 23, 2016

Mildly interesting, decent art. Not very realistic; the heroine routinely fights with only knives and somehow able to kill dozens of men with guns with nary a scratch.

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bmobaggins
Feb 13, 2016

Great artwork on a well-written self contained story. Surprised to like this one more than I expected. Particularily violent though.

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friskm
Feb 13, 2018

friskm thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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friskm
Feb 13, 2018

Violence: This graphic novel is very gory and visually descriptive so the squeamish should beware!

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