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FASHION BEAST #1 Comic – 5 Sep 2012

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  • Comic: 32 pages
  • Publisher: AVATAR PRESS INC (5 Sept. 2012)
  • ASIN: B0094K70LY
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 19 x 0.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,257,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Self hate, encouraged by a machine that celebrates perversity and sickness. Alan Moore gets the fashion world spot on here. Get it, now.
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Slow starting, but has promise 16 Oct. 2012
By ChibiNeko - Published on
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Part of me feels slightly torn at giving this first issue only three stars, or really any rating at all. It's very much the setup to a larger story and there's some promise here, but so far it's rather slow. According to what I can find about this on the internet, this was apparently a movie script that never got off the ground when Moore initially proposed it back in the 80s. I can partially see why, as some of the themes here are a little advanced for the time period when it comes to mainstream stuff. By the standards of today and in comparion to some of Moore's other stuff it's fairly tame, but you've got to remember that this was initially done back in the 80s.

As far as artwork goes, this is nicely done. For every bright bit of excitement and glamor, there's a dose of drab and depressing, which shows the big difference between the illusion of the fashion world and the reality of what it's actually like behind the scenes. Doll serves as an everyperson and her transvestiteism helps fuel the whole idea of what reality is or isn't, or at least I imagine it will. It's a little early to be reading into this at this stage, although it is Moore. There's almost always a deeper meaning somewhere.

It's just that this is such a slow beginning and really, nothing much happens. We're introduced to the basic cast of characters and are given a very small amount of world building, but having read issue 2 I can say that they could've potentially been condensed into one issue. Maybe there's more coming later that will justify the slow start, but right now it might lose a few readers coming into it expecting a big start.

Even so, this is still a good start and it has a fantastic atmosphere to it. I can't help but like Doll and she's a likeable heroine for the most part. This might change as the series progresses, but for now I rather like her. If you're one of the people that doesn't like slow starts, hang in there for issue two. It does pick up somewhat, although so far it's still slightly slow.
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