I must admit I have not ordered or read Pride and Prejudice #1 from Marvel Comics. I simply am not that interested. But some of our readers have evinced a curiosity.
Comic Book Bin offers a well considered review that confirms my suspicions. Here are a few observations:
The Wizard of Oz is getting eight issues to faithfully adapt L. Frank Baum’s children’s classic, but Pride and Prejudice only gets five. So everything feels very fast, cramming so much into these twenty-three pages. Transitions across a lot of time and space happen without any warning or direction, giving a very muddled feel to the whole book as well.
This link will allow you to view a sneak peak of several pages. To my way of thinking the art work is too modern and overblown, and not at all reminiscent of the regency period. As for the cover, here's what the reviewer said:
As for the art, I really did not like it, the cover especially was simply a terrible idea. The cover attempts to look like an old-fashioned version of an issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, but with the language of a modern day issue. As you can see on the left, phrases like “Bingleys Bring Bling to Britain” grace the cover and the whole thing makes the book feel as cheap as one of those magazines.
As you can see from this image, even Mary Bennet has been turned into a babe 21st Century Style. And what's with the vampira lipstick?