The Beauty Vol. 1 by Jason Hurley & Jeremy Haun
Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.Comic Book, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction
Digital/Print (164 pages, IMAGE)
Imagine a sexually transmitted disease that makes those infected better looking... a disease people want. That disease is real, and it's called the Beauty. Two years after the Beauty burst onto the scene, over half of America is infected. Now, it looks like the downside may be far worse than anyone suspected. Detectives Vaughn and Foster find themselves on the front line of the battle against the Beauty, embroiled in a conspiracy they never knew existed. Collects THE BEAUTY #1-6.
Not quite worth the hype but good. (4 stars)
After seeing lots of buzz about The Beauty I decided to give it a try. The idea of a STD that grants beauty to the infected and how it would affect the world seemed pretty brilliant. I really liked Vaughn and Foster and found their stories pretty gripping but ultimately I didn't quite love the book as a whole. It's good, but not mind blowing. It's enjoyable, but predictable.
Artistically I found it alright but nothing wow-worthy and that's fine. This is definitely the kind of book where you want the story to be the wow and the art to support it rather than the other way around. Overall, it was a good read and I might pick up the next volume to see where the rabbit hole leads.