Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Ballad of Sleeping Beauty

This was an interesting reworking of Sleeping Beauty, shifting the story to the Wild West, with mixed results.  The creativity behind the shift is not in doubt, and some of the cinematic artwork by Mike Hawthorne and Michael Atiyeh was quite impressive.  However, it is a bit worrying when someone billed as a comic press’ managing editor produces a story that needs some serious editorial attention itself.  I feel certain a second pair of eyes upon the original concepts of The Ballad of Sleeping Beauty would have worked out the kinks (and typos) and rendered and impressive but problematic serial that much more arresting.  I see, however, that Beckett Comics have been, in any case, absorbed into another comics press.

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