In Disney’s live-action film “Beauty and the Beast,” Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince inside. Dark, cool, muted colors show the Beast's pessimistic view of the world in this full-color manga-style graphic novel, which explores the Beast's struggle as he tries to move on from his past and learn what it is to love.
Also available: Disney Beauty and the Beast — Belle's Tale
About the Author
Mallory Reaves is an experienced freelance writer, known in comic circles for her manga adaptations. She co-wrote the the fantasy sci-fi novel The Silver Moon with Neil Gaiman, and has collaborated with TOKYOPOP on several titles including Beauty and the Beast, The Nightmare Before Christmas: Mirror Moon, and the Kilala Princess sequel series.
Gabriella Sinopoli is an Italian comic artist and illustrator currently working as a Disney colorist.