Monday, January 2, 2017
The Beauty, Vol. 1
author: Jeremy Haun
average rating: 3.77
book published: 2016
read at: 2017/01/02
date added: 2017/01/02
'The Beauty, Vol. 1' by Jeremy Haun and Jason A Hurley takes our obsession with beauty and makes a pretty interesting story out of it.
Where this story takes place, there is a contagious sexually transmitted disease. The side effects are immediate and visible. Along with some cold symptoms, the carrier becomes much more beautiful or handsome. People choose to contract the disease in order to be more physically attractive.
When a person with Beauty dies a horrible death on mass transit, two cops take the case. There are people who oppose a sexually transmitted disease or prey on the infected, so there are many possible suspects. There is another possibility. It turns out there are more side effects that happen over a longer period of time, but those who know this have kept it quiet.
It's a pretty good premise. That people would willingly infect themselves to become beautiful is something I could see happening. That others would oppose the beautiful because of how they achieved their looks is also believable. I liked this story and it's art.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Image Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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