A mysterious girl leaves a path of bloody destruction wherever she goes in Violenzia, a brand-new, full-color, 48-page comic book by Richard Sala, published by Fantagraphics Books and available exclusively from comiXology.
"Let there be no mercy or forgiveness for they have shown none." With these words, whispered into the wind, a mysterious young woman leaps into action with wild abandon, twin automatics blazing. Is she a brave and reckless heroine taking on a monstrous evil? Or is she a deranged angel of death? One thing is clear: whether she is dropping from a high window into a crowd of red-robed fanatical cultists, or facing down a horde of psychotic hillbillies, you don't want to get in her way.
A fast moving, self-contained story, Violenzia is a blast of pulpy fun, told in scenes of audacious action and splashes of rich watercolors. With elements of golden age comics and old movies mixed with Sala's trademark humor and sense of the absurd, Violenzia is serious fun, a bloody enigma masked as eye candy, a puzzle box riddled with bullet holes.
Violenzia is the latest of stories by Sala featuring heroines (or anti-heroines) who are quirky, mysterious and unpredictable — such as Peculia (Peculia, Peculia and the Groon Grove Vampires), Judy Drood (Mad Night, The Grave Robber's Daughter) and K Westree (Cat Burglar Black) — and features the same distinctive mixture of mystery, violence and humor as his books The Chuckling Whatsit, The Hidden and Delphine.