Fashion Beast #1

Fashion Beast #1

Writer: Malcolm Mclaren, Antony Johnston, Alan Moore Artist: Facundo Percio Publisher: Avatar Press Release Date: September 5, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Alan Moore's unearthed screenplay comes to life as an incredible comic book series almost three decades later! The mid-80's were a stunning period of brilliance for Alan Moore, seeing him create true masterpieces including Miracleman, Watchmen - and Fashion Beast! Working with Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols), Alan Moore turned his attention to a classic re-telling of a fable through his unyielding and imaginative vision. The two developed a story that redefined Beauty and the Beast in a dystopian future city dominated by a fashion house, which Moore then fully-scripted into a huge screenplay. Never previously published, this epic work is now adapted for comics by long-time Moore collaborator, Antony Johnston (Courtyard) preserving every scrap of Moore's original dialogue.

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Sep 7, 2012

    A very good first issue that feels very "Alan Moore" even if it isn't a traditional Moore comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Sep 10, 2012

    It's fair to say, however, that this first issue slice doesn't quite give us enough to get sucked into the story just yet. Again, this would appear to be a pacing issue caused by the adaptation -- but then if you're buying this reasonably niche product, you're probably ready to forgive its shortcomings anyway. Indeed, it's worth remembering that "it ended too soon" is far from the worst failure to be accused of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd and Lonmonster Oct 5, 2012

    I have to say Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite Disney creations, and Im very excited to see Alan Moores twisted story come to life. Despite the lack of action so far, "Fashion Beast" will definitely cause a stir in the comic book industry. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Sep 7, 2012

    The first issue of “Fashion Beast” only feels like a taste of things to come, but that taste is refreshing. Though some of it was clearly suited for a movie, it's a good thing that we're seeing it come out in a form that Alan Moore excels in. Luckier still is the fact that they picked an artist that clearly put a lot of aptitude into rendering it. There's not really a book like this on the stands right now. It remains to be seen how substantial “Fashion Beast” is going to be, but isn't it enough that we get another solid comic book from Alan Moore? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Justin Barnes Sep 18, 2012

    If you haven't been a fan of Alan Moore's most recent work, but loved his most famous work from the past I would recommend that you give this issue a shot. This story was written during the time as Swamp Thing, Watchmen so there's a good chance you will enjoy it. This issue was a good 7.5/10. Read Full Review

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