I really don't want to sound too down on this book, because the idea of the Marvel Illustrated line is one that appeals to me in principle, and I'd love to think that it could open readers up to a world of literature with which they might not already be familiar. However, on the strength of this first issue, I'd probably advise those readers to check out one of the other titles that the imprint has to offer before taking a look at Pride and Prejudice. Read Full Review
As for the art, I really did not like it, the cover especially was simply a terrible idea. The cover attempts to look like an old-fashioned version of an issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, but with the language of a modern day issue. As you can see on the left, phrases like Bingleys Bring Bling to Britain grace the cover and the whole thing makes the book feel as cheap as one of those magazines. Much of the problems with the art can be summed up on the first couple of pages. The panel showing all the Bennet girls (complete with names) make them all look like supermodels who are either bored or stoned, and most certainly spent their fathers unremarkable income on botox and expensive hair treatment products. Also, there is a panel of Mrs. Bennet in which her face takes up the entire panel, like her face is getting squished through a small box, something penciller Hugo Petrus repeats a few times with different characters with little success. I have to appreciate his paying attention to Read Full Review
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