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Lumpy Gravy: Dark Horse Stirs Up “Lady Killer” Series

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Lady Killer: She’ll Mop the Floor with You.

She’s Killer-Diller When She’s Dressed to the Hilt…
It was a mad, mad, man’s world in the mid twentieth century but Josie Schuller has an interesting side job. Along with the duties of attentive housewife and mother to twin girls straight out of a Keane “big eyes” painting, she’s a one woman hit squad. Stir in a Jackie Kennedy wardrobe, a meddling mother-in-law, and a Rock Hudson hunky handler and you’ve got a spice mix that goes way beyond the Bell’s Seasoning.

Writers Joëlle Jones (Helheim) and Jamie S. Rich (It Girl and The Atomics) set the stage in the premiere issue with some “if at first you don’t succeed” mano-a-mano murder worthy of Alfred Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain. Jones is also the illustrator of the series and keeps the line work crisp and the 50’s/60’s details accurate.
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SkeletonPete Says…
This introductory issue is a hoot, a twisted but fun scenario of mid-century modern mayhem. I’m excited to follow along as the plot, and the beef gravy, thickens. Lady Killer Issue #1 (of 5) is available from Dark Horse Comics on January 7, 2015.

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