Wednesday, 25 September 2013

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: Fashion Beast - Alan Moore, Malcom McLaren

Release Date: 05/09/13
Publisher:  Titan


In the 80s Alan Moore wrote the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time - Watchmen. His next project, working with Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, was for a screenplay ultimately never produced. Now that screenplay comes to life as an incredible comic book series - a classic re-telling of the fable Beauty and the Beast set in a dystopian future city!


Alan Moore is a strange beast and to be honest you can never be sure what you’re going to get when you open a book written by him, after all he loves to throw in twists, at times the macabre and at other times leave the reader thinking what the hell.

Here in this title, is a story that brings elements of Phantom of the Opera, a world on the brink of apocalypse giving the people the only break in the monotony of their lives with fashion. Its definitely quirky, its beautifully illustrated and having sat back and read it cover to cover, I’m not really sure what I was expected to take away from it other than Alan poking fun at the ridiculousness of the fashion world.

All in definitely something unique, something differing far from the norm and I suspect something that’s going to be collectable more from the name attached than for what unfurls within.

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