I say new. Obviously it's twenty-seven years old. Or at least, that's when it was written, at the same time as Watchmen. As a screenplay with Sex Pistols manager and fashionista Malcolm McLaren. And now, finally, it's been adapted as a comic. Music, fashion and something very very nasty.
This is how Alan Moore describes it;
Since Malcolm McLaren first suggested that I write a screenplay based on his notion of marrying the strange and isolated life of Christian Dior with the fable Beauty and the Beast, I've often wondered what such an unlikely concept would have looked like had it been properly realised. Now, albeit in a different medium, I finally get to find out thanks to Antony Johnston's excellent adaptive skills and the appropriately stylish artwork of Facundo Percio. It's an odd tale, in its subject matter and in the mode of its telling, and I like to think that Malcolm would be very pleased to see another of his startling and incendiary ideas brought so intriguingly into existence.
Take a peek. Out from Avatar today.