halfshellhero's Pilot Season: The Beauty #1 review

This May Already Be a Winner

I haven't read any of the other issues in this year's Pilot Season (If there are any... it seems like a wholly unorganized event which blows my mind), but regardless of votes I sincerely hope that this becomes at least a solid mini-series. Not sure if this is ongoing title material, as it's a dissection of how we as people define and view beauty.

If everyone was beautiful would it even matter? Seems that there are people in this book that argue that beauty isn't everything, but it could also be related to the fact that The Beauty is actually an STD. If the only side effect was being physically beautiful, it seems like everyone could benefit, but what if that isn't the only symptom of the disease? The story explores the beginnings of what seems like a interesting cover up of the deadly effects of what appears to be an innocuous disease. Is this cover up for the good of the people? Are the deadly side effects by design or a result of a targeted scheme?

The ideas presented in this book are quite intriguing and lay the groundwork for what could be an excellent mini-series. I highly recommend giving this book a look.


This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.