'The Heart of the Beast' is a reprint of a Vertigo story from the 90s. The story takes place in the late 1980s, so maybe it could be forgiven for feeling a bit dated at this point.
Sandra meets handsome Victor at an art exhibition. She is an actor working as a bartender at the show and invites him to her play. He agrees and they hit it off, but there is something strange about Victor. He seems to be hiding secrets. One is that he works for a group of art forgers. Another is he works for a plastic surgeon and is always getting calls that take him away from Sandra. He seems so nice, but there is something unknown and dangerous about him.
Scattered throughout the book are journal entries and letters that will clue you in to the mystery. I caught on quite a bit before it was revealed. There are some panels that are photographs, then blend into the beautiful painted panels of the book. The graphic novel ends with a couple essays by the creators. It's okay, but it's hardly what I call a classic or maybe even worth a reprint.
I was given a review copy of this graphic novel by Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.