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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Image Comics (September 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582408505
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582408507
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #879,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The colors are perfect as well.
Cypress Green
It almost seems like it would have been better shortened up and tacked to the end of something else, it just doesn't have the legs to really stand on its own.
Rey Oso
If you do have it...buy another, because it'll get worn out from reading it so many times.
Anthony Anello

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By N. Durham HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
Garth Ennis is insane. Comic readers the world over familiar with his brilliant series Preacher, his run on Hellblazer, and current run on The Punisher and The Boys, already know all this. They also know that Ennis has a disdain for superheroes, of which he exploits to full extent with The Boys (an excellent new series that got the axe from DC/Wildstorm because of the portrayal of the "heroes", check it out now!), as well as with The Pro. The Pro begs the question, what would happen if a low-rent, run down prostitute was bestowed with superpowers? Well, we find out in graphic detail with The Pro, who also comes across a super hero team that takes themselves way too seriously (a brilliant and hysterical spoof of the Justice League), and Ennis proves that he knows how to craft a story that is hilarious, gross, and even somewhat poignant. The art by Amanda Conner is fantastic as well, which makes this newly re-released edition of the book all the sweeter. The regular story itself is too short for it's own good, which is probably why a new story, entitled The Pro Meets The Hoe, is included here as well, and is quite funny to boot. Simply put, you have to read it to believe it with The Pro, as it ranks as one of Ennis' funniest and most offensive tales to see the light of day. And that previous sentence should be reason enough to make you go out and pick up The Pro.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By AnimationGeek on September 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
There's a certain segment of the population that is married to the idea that comics ought to be cheap, semi-literate, kiddie-fare. Garth Ennis is not among them.

Rest assured, there is something to offend everyone in this book. It is crude, coarse, often disgusting and spares no cliche of the superhero mythos. This is not a comic for children, although I can't imagine why anyone would think it was, given the names attached to this book.

Coupled with the writing of Ennis is the fabulous artwork of Amanda Conner, who's long been a favorite of mine. Honestly, I probably haven't laughed this hard since the last time I read Evan Dorkin's Milk and Cheese.

If you are uptight, easily offended, not familiar with comics, or otherwise a bummer to hang around at parties, don't buy this book. It's for the rest of us.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Brian C. Grindrod on December 27, 2004
Format: Hardcover
If the cover is not enough of an indication, the opening page certainly sets the tone for the rest of the story. Garth Ennis wastes no time and gives no warning for those who are satire impaired or are faint of heart. If you liked Preacher, you are going to l-o-v-e The Pro.

Only Ennis could execute a no holds barred story about the world's first super-hero prostitute with that over-the-top writing style of his that has made him famous ... or would that be infamous? Whatever opinion you may have of this prolific writer, this book is certainly not going to change it. When Ennis' creative mojo is riding high, no amount of praying or crying from the prudish is going to save the souls of the innocent comic book readers. If we are going to hell, we may as well enjoy the ride!

The protagonist has all the charm of trailer park trash. The kind that you frequently see on Fox Network's television series C. O. P. S. However, a cosmic bet endows her with superpowers. It is at that point in the script where Ennis cranks up the absurdity level and hilariously maintains it to the last page. From the League Of Honor that spoofs DC Comics' Justice League, Speedo's lightning fast masturbation session in the background panels to The Saint's eventual use of profanity, Ennis pokes fun at the super-hero genre and those that advocate its creative stagnation which redefines the term; Pushing-The-Envelope. I would even dare say that Ennis is blatantly defying and challenging the industry's self-imposed strangulating boundaries. Need I tell you that the foul language would make your grandmother weep?

This is my first exposure to Amanda Conner's art work. One could easily think that it is reminiscent of John McCrea's style in DC's Hitman series.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Carrie A. Kube on December 22, 2009
Format: Paperback
Despite being a Garth Ennis fangirl, I think he can overdo it at times. And this was one of the problems with The Pro. I can understand that a down-on-her-luck hooker having a foul mouth, but even I got a little sick of all the swearing after a while (along with some other moments) to the point that it felt a little like shock.

Ennis does make some good points on the necessity of superheroes, how there might be things lurking under their goodie-goodie surface and I liked The Ho side story. I even warmed up a bit to the main character and her uses for her powers were amusing and I could see it happening with any woman in her position. While it's not my favorite Ennis story, he still does a fairly entertaining job.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By H. N. Dohe on June 2, 2006
Format: Hardcover
When I first read this, it was like "WHOA! Can you DO that in a comic book?". Well, I guess you can. It's definitely a satire, and not everybody will find it to their liking. After all, she is a prostitute- and a cynical, nasty, profanity spouting one at that- who gets super powers. Amanda Conner gets the joke being pulled by Ennis, and her artwork is great at showing expressions that help provide the punchline. Others here have done a good job in summarizing the plot, so I won't belabor the point. If you're into off the wall comics that really push the boundaries, this one is for you. But if you think Archie and Pals are cool (who's hotter, Betty or Veronica?), skip this one.
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