Series: The Beauty #3
Published by Image Comics on August 29th 2017
Genres: Adult, Comics & Graphic Novels, Crime, Science Fiction
Reviewed by: Kim
Featuring colors from Eisner nominated JOHN RAUCH, the disturbing and striking THE BEAUTY returns, merging characters and storylines from earlier arcs into a twisting tale of vanity, power, and the quest to obtain both at any cost. In a world where achieving pure beauty means dying for it, the question of what life is actually worth becomes more important than ever. With art from co-creator JEREMY HAUN and guest artist THOMAS NACHLIK.
Collects issues 12 through 16.
The third volume of THE BEAUTY is a prequel to the first volume, and I have to say I really loved getting to know characters before the glam hit the fan. In the early days, no one knew how deadly the Beauty could get… except for the psycho who is targeting the newly beautiful.
It was most interesting to get to know the television host with whom the main characters have a rocky relationship with in the first book. She is an advocate for the Beauty community, and she wants to work closely with the police to catch the killers. She’s also a very public figure and has a few tricks up her sleeve to make the police cooperate, whether they want to or not.
There was less urgency than in the first book, and the pacing suffered a bit because of it. People weren’t exploding on the subway in the first scene, which is arguably hard to top.
With the world divided, both by attractiveness and by whether they think the attractiveness is moral or not, this series continues to be an interesting look at the standards we hold people to depending how they look.Series Titles:
- The Beauty Volume 1
- The Beauty Volume 2
- For more books about a near future where looks are everything, check out the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield
- For a more scientific thriller about a cure for everything going horribly wrong, check out Parasitology by Mira Grant