Comic Review: Perdy Vol. 1 (Image)

For a romping, ‘raslin’, rowdy good time, check out Volume 1 of Perdy, from Image. This trade volume, entitled ‘Flowers, Sex and Robbery’ covers those three topics in depth and […]

For a romping, ‘raslin’, rowdy good time, check out Volume 1 of Perdy, from Image.

This trade volume, entitled ‘Flowers, Sex and Robbery’ covers those three topics in depth and detail, no holds barred. There’s swearin’, spittin’, cursin’, fightin’ and lots of other despicable goins’ ons’. Tarnation, it’s a bad manners contest all around, and the winner gets his butt kicked by a mule. Best game in town, I tell ya. All written and drawn by the creator named Kickliy.

Perdy is the toughest, most sexed up prisoner ever to be released on good behaviour. Traveling to find her long-lost daughter after years of lockup, she settles into a tiny western town. There, she establishes herself as a no-nonsense pain the butt to the whole community. Then, a tense mother and daughter situation carries itself along the dusty pink and dirty streets of bitter second thoughts…

It’s crudely written with lots of @$!&& and $#@@#$ on every page. The drawings remind me of elementary school comics, with shaky line quality and equally questionable lettering. It’s rough around the edges and rough in the middle. But it has a certain bluster and charm if a bit of a shaggy dog story. The pacing is pell-mell, go to hell in a handbasket, kicking and screaming all the way. Hey!

But if you like abrasive tales of abrasive and slapstick characters, you’ll enjoy this one. The buttons pop off it pretty quick. The writer and artist Kickliy has been nominated for an Angouleme Award.

Image Comics, Perdy Volume 1, $19.99 for 168 pages of content, Rated Mature.

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!