Review: The Beauty Volume 1 by Jeremy Haun & Jason A. Hurley
Modern society is obsessed with outward beauty. What if there was a way to guarantee you could become more and more beautiful every day? What if it was a sexually transmitted disease? In the world of The Beauty, physical perfection is only one sexual encounter away. The vast majority of the population has taken advantage of it, but Detectives Vaughn and Foster will soon discover it comes at a terrible cost. Now, they’ll have to find their way past corrupt poiticians, vengeful federal agents, and a terrifying mercenary out to collect the price on their heads. The Beauty Volume 1 collects the first six issues of the critically acclaimed series by writer/artist JEREMY HAUN (Constantine, Batwoman) and co-writer JASON A. HURLEY.
“A high concept that is, frankly, genius.” MultiversityComics.com
“This is absolutely a book to check out.” All-Comic.com
“One of the strongest introduction to a series in a long time.” ComicBookResources.com
I received a e-copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, THANK YOU.
My thoughts on first coming across this comic; “that blurb, oh hell yes, I’ve got to read this”. My thoughts upon finishing it, in one sitting without getting up to pee or get a drink, yes it had me that engrossed; “Dammmmmn, that was awesome”.
We follow Detectives Kara Vaughn and Drew Foster as they stumble upon a cover up with deadly consequences and meet unlikely allies. The beauty disease and its ticking time bomb plot is brilliant and keeps you turning the pages.
Both main characters are likable and by the end of this volume both of them have proved themselves worthy of being called comic book heroes.
The sixth issue ends on a cliff hanger that will make you shout out loud. After all the hell Vaughn and Drew go thorough during the six issues, to find the truth and a cure, the side effects of the cure set up some serious drama to come. Bring on the next issue ASAP I say.