The Pro

She curses, she smokes, she breast-feeds and she blows away the competition. Just when you think Garth Ennis has gone too far, just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets, just when you thought no one would go near the idea of the world's first superhero comes The Pro! Reintroducing the outrageous story of The Pro in a deluxe oversized hardcover edition, plus an all-new, eight-page story by Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti! In "The Pro Meets The Ho," our plucky heroine comes up against a new and fearsome challenge: a super-powered "soiled dove" whose powers of perversion exceed the Pro's own! Find out who triumphs in this tussle of the tarts, as The Pro's creative team returns to the sticky-floored success that made them otherwise unemployable! You'll never go to the zoo again!

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By Alejandro (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · February 12, 2011
A prostitute gains super powers and joins a group of superheroes. A comic for anyone that feels superheroes--people parading in tights--take themselves too seriously (also for anyone that's not easily offended, like Larry Flynt). All the sexual humor, the profanity, the nudity, and the violence m... ...more
By P · ★★★★☆ · April 02, 2014
The premise is simple: the titular character, a member of the world's oldest profession, is given superpowers by an alien who's made a bet basically saying that anyone can be a hero.

Even a woman who just got stiffed by a john, had a minor argument with the babysitter, and is now bottlefeeding her... ...more
By Nere (Madrid, 29, Spain) · ★★★★★ · February 04, 2014
The Pro! La superprostituta con superpoderes. Hace unos años lo leí y me gustó porque era una historia fuera de lo común en el mundo "pijamero" (no confundir con "pajillero"... Aunque por la temática del comic no lo descartaría) Hoy he decidido refrescar la memoria releyéndolo gracias a la reedic... ...more
By Ryk (Lakeland, FL) · ★☆☆☆☆ · January 27, 2015
Yeah, I'm not proud of myself for this read. I don't really recommend it. There is little to point to and say "Hey, check it out." I read it because an author I admire gave it five stars ... I am starting to wonder if I can trust his perspective.

Reading it with my civilized old man's eyes, it's r... ...more
By Logan (The United States) · ★☆☆☆☆ · January 08, 2015
Garth Ennis writes a book about a prostitute who becomes a superhero, and then uses the premise to criticize a shallow parody of the Justice League. An interesting premise, but the writing is superficial, and the speech the main character gives to the JL expies is very jarring and preachy. Garth... ...more
By Terri (Windsor, ON, Canada) · September 01, 2013
Read the graphic novel " The Pro" by Garth Ennis". While I did not like this book (and (was expecting to-awesome butt-kicking heroine), I totally get and appreciate what the author/illustrator were going for. The main character is a Denny's waitress by day, hooker by night. Just trying to make a... ...more
By João (Lisbon, Portugal) · ★★★☆☆ · July 24, 2013
“The Pro” is a funny and clever comic that loses a bit of its charm by a persistent bitterness that flows in every page. The plot follows a prostitute, raising a baby on her own and basically living a pretty crappy existence. An alien, who watches and studies earth decides to grant her super-powe... ...more
By Hillary (Athens, GA) · ★★★☆☆ · August 11, 2008
Well, it's not the worst Garth Ennis I've read... Oh boy. The more of this guy's stuff I read, the more I think maybe I need to take another look at Preacher, that maybe I was wrong and it's not that good, but I sure liked it a ton. My guess is that Preacher's strengths overwhelm its flaws, i.e.,... ...more
By Robert (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · December 31, 2014
This book for adults is an interesting parody on the superhero genre. It pokes fun at stereotypes like Superman, Batman, Robin, and Wonder Woman. However, the story about the superhero meets a prostitute who is trying to teach the good guys about her reality seems rushed with shallow characters.

F... ...more
By Julian (Cheltenham, Glos, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · May 17, 2011
So what would happen if a low-rent prostitute suddenly acquired superpowers and, instead of using them to right wrongs and save souls, used them to boost her income? And what would happen when the local, incredibly upright, clean, square-jawed and stupid superheroes discovered what she was doing?... ...more