Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ The Complete Series

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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8 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    I agree about the storytelling. While I remember the series fondly (isn't nostalgia wonderous?), the stories were not as creative as I remembered and do not hold up well to repeated viewings.

  2. mike weber says:

    A friend was fascinated by the series, to the point of publsihing B&B fanfiction zines and artwork (some of it PG or even R ratable).Her husband and i used toirritate her by speculating on whether the rest of Vincent's anatomy was as catlke as his face, and if so, if, like boy cats, he had stiff hairs in inconvenient places and what implications that might have when their relationship grew more intense…

  3. ed zarger says:

    Wasn't someone just lamenting the loss of comic book editors?Ron Perelman was the one who bankrupted Marvel (with some help).Ron Perlman was Vincent, admirably able to express his nuances through his voice and even behind the prosthetics of his makeup.I remember the series (only from reruns, especially in 3 hour blocks from the Christian Broadcasting Network –although the voodoo episode wasn't available then).I'd say that it had all the positive attributes of an excellent romance — whether between Catherine and Vincent (and sometimes third parties like Elliot Burch) or between us and that fantastic tunnel community beneath. The ghost story "When the Blue Bird Sings" or role playing game episode, or Siege, when Vincent had to step back for another, or the holiday of Winterfest, or… OK, I'm gushing. I liked the show, and kept a lookout for George RR Martin since. And let's not forget that the awards for the show were especially for the music, which added to the atmosphere. (But the superhero episodes, especially the third season, were failures.)

    • Alan Coil says:

      "Who edits the editors?"ed, if you're going to edit the spelling, you also have to edit out the repeated paragraphs. ;)

      • ed zarger says:

        I figure the repeated paragraphs are computer glitches (and rather common in items at, and we all know that computers are Masters of the Universe (Jr. — to allow Mr. Davis' preeminence). So it would be heretical to criticize them.And in this case, it isn't merely spelling but two different persons who had impact on adventure fiction about that time, so I place more value to this glitch.But I see your point.

  4. Alan Coil says:

    When Beauty and the Beast started, I told my then wife that it would likely be pretty good because George R. R. Martin was involved. I was right.But the story started to fall apart with Linda Hamilton's departure. The last season is pretty much not worth watching.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I just decided to buy seasons 1 and 2 after watching one of my favorite episodes on 'Joost', which is "A Happy Life. After Hamilton left the series went downhill…the premise was gone…and it started to get a little too mystic and creepy for me. But watching this episode brought it all back for me…the sets, the music. Much more innocent time. Can't wait to get the DVDs.

  6. AAAAAA says:

    I love this series. I could not buy this series DVD in Thailand. Help me!!!