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Review: Secret Wars: Secret Love #1

secret wars secret love 1 coverWhen worlds collide, can their love survive? Robbie Reyes/Kamala Khan! Typhoid Mary/Karen Page/Matt Murdock! Danny Rand/Misty Knight! And more in this anthology!

Marvel‘s Secret Wars has been generally fun with a solid main series and great spin-off series. It’s absolutely the best event by Marvel in a while, and with the spin-offs being so good, this might be the best event in a while by anyone. So, to say one comic has stood out to me out of all of those comics released, and so many being so good? That says something. Secret Wars: Secret Love #1 so far is the best comic to come out of Secret Wars for numerous reasons.

Four stories, with all be good, three of them being fantastic. Particular standouts to me are the ones penned by Michel Fiffe who takes on Daredevil, Karen Page, and Typhoid Mary, and Jeremy Whitley who takes on Danny Rand and Misty Knight.

Fiffe brings his kinetic vibe that he’s perfected in his indie series Copra to his story. If you’re a fan of it, you’ll dig Copra and vice versa.

Whitley’s story is the standout and deserves a “10” all around. He nails real world relationships in his dialogue, and situations, even with it featuring superheroes. There’s statements made, interactions had, that I’ve had myself. It’s just beyond perfect, and proves Whitley should be the next star of the comic industry.

Four stories that vary in tone and look, this comic is a spotlight on so many creators that should have been at the forefront of the All-New, All-Different Marvel.

Secret Wars: Secret Love is so good, with so many varied creators, it has reminded how much Marvel has dropped the ball with the relaunch in a few months. Whitley not on a Misty Knight series? Cmon! Michel Fiffe not being given something! Marguerite Bennet, Katie Cook, Felipe Smith, Gurihiru, Kris Anka, this comic is filled with folks who are comic stars. This is the type of creative line-up I’d be building a line around. I want more of this!

Story: Marguerite Bennett, Katie Cook, Michel Fiffe, Felipe Smith, Jeremy Whitley
Art: Gurihiru, Kris Anka, Katie Cook, Michel Fiffe, Felipe Smith
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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