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Cigars, cigarettes and…St. George? Beauty and Beast star in their own mid-century modern detective story set in the smoky clubs and dive bars of 1940s Los Angeles.

This stand-alone issue from the guest team of writer Matthew Sturges and Shawn McManus is set in the heyday of Hollywood, where ancient Greek evil shows us that “Everything beautiful leads to ruin in the end.”

Story by Matthew Sturges
Art by Shawn McManus
Colors by Shawn McManus
Letters by Todd Klein
Cover by Adam Hughes

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.9%
Avg Rating: 4.5
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  1. Pretty spooky and sexy cover…love it!

  2. Faptastic cover.

  3. I’ve never read this, but I am so happy to see Matthew Sturges writing, so I’m picking it up. His House of Mystery run was as fantastic as it was underrated.

  4. This is basically a second Fables book, but still good enough. These Adam Hughes’ are some of the best in the business right now.

  5. This second arc was suppose to be another Cinderella Super-Spy arc, but Chris Robinson’s left DC so we get this. I hope its just as good.

    Could do without the Adam Hughes covers though. One-note.

  6. Hell of a twist ending. McManus’ art is awesome. Really really enjoyed this one shot.

    • Yeah, I wonder how closely Willingham is overseeing new insights like this in the Fables universe. It’s hard to believe a surprise like this wouldn’t impact the main series sooner or later.

  7. Um…so this was The Notebook? Didn’t care for this at all.

  8. I think Willingham forgot to tell Sturges that St. George bought it back in The Last Castle. That little continuity error aside this was a pretty fantastic story, that puts a real wrinkle in Beast and Beauty’s life.

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