Beautiful Creatures #1 – Advance Review

Posted on July 26, 2009

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Issue: Beautiful Creatures #1
Writers: Kurtis Wiebe
Pencils: Ash Jackson
Colors: Frank Zigarelli
Letters: Frank Zigarelli
Publisher: Red 5 Comics
Release Date: September 2009
Pages: 50
Price: $4.95

“They say we all have a monster lurking inside of us. Four beautiful college girls uncover their secret passengers – mythic creatures of a long dead age. The surfacing of their true nature hurls them into a hidden world of awakening magic, wonder and monsters.

A cool and fun idea that is brought to the pages of the comic in a very nice way. This is one fast paced, well written and visually stunning comic. The issue introduces the main characters well enough and also jumps right in to get the story rolling, which it needs to since it’s only a two parter. A definite purchase in my opinion.

Artwork: 4.2 out of 5
I really enjoy the look and feel of this issue. From the ways the main girls are drawn to the little Redcaps, which look so awesome, this issue just fits with Red 5. It just has that style. The panels are great and flow just as fast as the story does. The colors really work well on top of the pencils. A great visual presentation.

Story: 4.0 out of 5
Like I mentioned above a great first issue. The story moves at a fast but good pace, it had me interested due to the great opening scene. The story does a good job of introducing you to the characters and explaining what is going on. On that same note though some things are just touched on and as a reader I was expected to know what was going on. Overall though it makes sense and is fun.

Dying Breath: 4.2 out of 5
I highly enjoyed this issue, then again I have been on the Red 5 bandwagon since the beginning, and not one title yet has been bad in my opinion. The story here is funny and action packed. Plus you get 50 pages for under $5, so how can you lose? I know I can’t wait to see what happens in the second issue and I think #1 is worth your time.

Beautiful Creatures #1 is available for preorder now. So go to your comic shop and tell them to order you a copy, Diamond Code JUL091028. You can also have them order it through Haven Distribution.

If you would like to know more about Beautiful Creatures #1 or if you want to check out the other Red 5 Comics titles please go to http://www.red5comics.com/

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