Pretty Deadly: The Rat has a slick new trailer, edited in the style of an ominous silent film.

Kelly Sue DeConnick, the forthcoming comics’ writer, shared it on her Instagram this week. You can check it out below…


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Pretty Deadly returns to comic shops this September with The Rat, a noir mystery set in 1933 Hollywood.

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Pretty Deadly, for the uninitiated, is a comic from DeConnick, artist Emma Rios, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Clayton Cowles. This new book is a five-part series, due to drop its first issue on September 4. Pretty Deadly is an Eisner-winner that originally launched back in 2013.

The book’s first run, which was by the same creative team as Pretty Deadly: The Rat, spanned 10 issues and two collected volumes. Wrapping up in 2016, the creator-owned book intermingled horror elements with a western setting, also incorporating ethereal bits of folklore and mythology. That first run’s solicit described it as a book that “marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher,” which is dead on.

The new run will shift the setting a bit, focusing on the golden era of Hollywood in 1933, thus the new silent film-inspired trailer. The cover for the first issue can be found below…

Pretty Deadly: The Rat #1