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Preview: Heartthrob, Volume 2: Walk a Thin Line

Heartthrob, Volume 2: Walk a Thin Line

(W) Christopher Sebela
(A) Robert Wilson IV
(C) Nick Filardi
(CA) Robert Wilson IV with Nick Filardi
Age Rating: Mature Themes
Genre: Crime
Price: $19.99
Page Count: 128

Callie tried to go straight. She escaped both Mercer and the FBI to Canada. She got a new beau, a new job, and with the few years remaining on her borrowed heart, everything should be perfect. But Callie’s old life isn’t entirely done with her. As her old crew keeps robbing and sucks her back into the one thing she’s great at, Callie sets out to create a criminal empire of her own.

Preview: Heartthrob, Season 2 #5

Heartthrob, Season 2 #5

(W) Christopher Sebela
(A/C) Robert Wilson IV
(C) Nick Filardi
(CA) Robert Wilson IV with Nick Filardi
Age Rating: Mature Audiences
Genre: Crime
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

Love is patient. Callie is trying to be while she plans a robbery that’s bigger than anything Mercer has ever seen. But as the FBI comes north in search of her, everyone she knows turns their backs on her. Callie will have to decide if loving Mercer is worth the price, especially when she finds out the truth about who and what he really is.

Preview: Heartthrob, Season 2 #4

Heartthrob, Season 2 #4

(W) Christopher Sebela
(A) Robert Wilson IV
(C) Nick Filardi
(CA) Robert Wilson IV with Nick Filardi
Age Rating: Mature Audiences
Genre: Crime
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

All’s fair in love and war, especially as far as Callie is concerned. Tired of playing nice and doing the right thing, she’s giving in to Mercer’s way of doing business and it puts her former gang directly in her Canadian crime wave’s crosshairs. Before the intervention is over, Callie will have to choose between her friends, her lover and herself.

Oni Press’ Heartthrob Optioned for Television by Studio 8

Oni Press and Oni Entertainment have announced that Heartthrob by Christopher Sebela, Robert Wilson IV, and Nick Filardi, has been set up for television with Studio 8.

Oni Entertainment are attached as producers with Studio 8, alongside executive producers Riley Keough and Gina Gammell under their new Felix Culpa production company. Heartthrob creators Sebela, Wilson, and Filardi will also be on board as co-producers.

Heartthrob is the critically acclaimed comic book that mixes romance and heists in a story about second chances, Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” album, and a bank robbery spree fueled by love and revenge. The series, which launched in 2016 and is now in its second season, follows Callie, whom after gaining a new lease on life thanks to a heart transplant procedure, meets and falls in love with a mysterious master thief who also happens to be her heart donor.

Preview: Heartthrob, Season 2 #3

HEARTTHROB, SEASON 2 #3

(W) Christopher Sebela
(A/CA) Robert Wilson IV
(C/CA) Nick Filardi
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Crime
PRICE: $3.99
PAGE COUNT: 32

True love conquers all. Common sense, friends, new jobs and newer boyfriends fall by the wayside as Callie backslides into her life of crime. Ditching her crew and rekindling her on-again-off-again thing with Mercer, Callie sets off on a crime spree to prove to herself and to Mercer that she’s one of the best.

But is Mercer an angel or a devil whispering in her ear? And is Callie setting herself up to fall not only for him, but for two countries’ worth of law enforcement?

Preview: Heartthrob Season 2 #2

HEARTTHROB SEASON 2, #2

(W) Christopher Sebela
(A) Robert Wilson IV
(C) Nick Filardi
(CA) Robert Wilson IV with Nick Filardi
AGE RATING: Mature Audiences
GENRE: Crime
PRICE: $3.99
PAGE COUNT: 32

Absence makes the heart grow fonder and after spending the last several months avoiding her criminal past to try and build a normal life, Callie is fonder than ever. Forced to set her normal existence aside and break her anarchist pals out of a Canadian jail, Callie finds herself head over heels for her old life. When this one-time dalliance threatens to turn into a full-blown crime spree, Callie turns to the only person who will understand: Mercer.

Preview: Heartthrob, Season Two #1

HEARTTHROB, SEASON TWO #1

(W) Christopher Sebela
(A/CA) Robert Wilson IV
(C/CA) Nick Filardi
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Crime
PRICE: $3.99
PAGE COUNT: 32

There must be 50 ways to leave your lover, but none of them include robbing a Fleetwood Mac concert and escaping to Canada with a getaway driver and a group of anarchists. Putting Mercer and her life of crime in the rearview, Callie tries her damnedest to live a normal life, hide out from the FBI and make sense of Canadian currency. As her friends continue pulling crimes and Callie dips her toe back in the dating waters, she’ll find out when you share your heart with someone, breaking up is way harder to do.

Review: Heartthrob Vol. 1

heartthrob-vol-1A love story with heists and a heart. Heartthrob Vol. 1, by Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV, set in an epic year for music, 1977, follows Callie through death and revitalization after she receives a heart transplant that should solve all her problems. But when she wakes up from surgery her problems are only more clear. With her new heart, she continues her dead-end job, dates the same crappy boyfriend, and sees just as bleak of a future as she did before. Though with the help of a new-figure, Mercer, comes a new life of excitement and adventure. They fall in love and Mercer has given Callie his heart, literally.

Since the twist happens very early on I don’t feel like I’m spoiling anything, especially since it’s the concept of the comic series, but Heartthrob is Bonnie and Clyde meets Fight Club. It’s also really entertaining and a fun whirlwind of a story.

But, what’s also impressive is how Sebela slowly brings us into Callie’s world. At first Callie is very relatable. She has a horrible job. She’s generally used and/or ignored. She’s a down on her luck individual. She then slowly turns into a robber with a heart (joke intended). By committing her crimes, she also uses the gains to help individuals in a Robin Hood sort of way. By Sebela doing this, he continues to keep Callie on the side of the “angels” in a way as she robs folks worse than her. It’s a concept that’s been done a ton, but it helps keep Callie as someone we cheer for.

And then there’s the relationship with Callie. For those who have spent time alone, it’s relatable as Callie talks to Mercer which is really talking to herself thinking through and rationalizing her choices. It’s sad in many ways and there’s a bit of humor too as we imagine what these conversations have to look like to the outsiders around her.

The choice of the story taking place in 1977 adds a bit of coolness to it all, and also gets away from the concept of troublesome cell phones and that coolness is present due to Wilson IV’s art which captures the time period from the cars to the clothes. There’s a retro look to it all in style and it’s fun due to that.

Heartthrob is a tale with an anti-hero at the center of it all and it’s an anti-hero we’re cheering for as she sticks it to the man, but more importantly, we’re cheering for her to find some happiness too.

Story: Christopher Sebela Art: Robert Wilson IV
Story: 8.1 Art: 8.1 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Heartthrob Volume 1: Never Going Back Again

HEARTTHROB VOLUME 1: NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN

(W) Christopher Sebela
(A/CA) Robert Wilson IV
(C) Nick Filardi
AGE RANGE: 15 and up
GENRE: Crime
PRICE: $9.99
136 PAGES

Callie was born with a bad heart. After it ruined her life, she went looking for a miracle: a heart transplant. Now she’s got a brand new heart, but she’s still stuck with a crappy job, crappy boyfriend, and crappy prospects.

Enter Mercer, a mystery man who gets Callie’s heart beating like crazy. As her behavior changes and their flirting deepens, Mercer reveals he’s her heart donor. Only Callie can see, speak to, and touch him—and he’s in love with her, a love she feels just as strongly.

A master thief when he died, Mercer offers to teach Callie his criminal ways and how to turn them against her old job and kick off a nationwide crime spree. Hunted by the FBI and popping heart meds to stay alive, Callie will find out that nothing’s as scary as two people in love with nothing to lose.

This volume collects the first five issues of one of 2016’s most critically acclaimed new series. This 70’s crime comic mixes romance and heists in a story about second chances, Fleetwood Mac, and a bank robbery spree fueled by love and revenge. Priced at only $9.99, it’s an easy hand-sell to fans of titles like Sex Criminals or Fight Club, making it a perfect opportunity to hook new readers prior to the continuation of the monthly series in early 2017.

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Review: Heartthrob Vol. 1

heartthrob-vol-1A love story with heists and a heart. Heartthrob Vol. 1, by Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV, set in an epic year for music, 1977, follows Callie through death and revitalization after she receives a heart transplant that should solve all her problems. But when she wakes up from surgery her problems are only more clear. With her new heart, she continues her dead-end job, dates the same crappy boyfriend, and sees just as bleak of a future as she did before. Though with the help of a new-figure, Mercer, comes a new life of excitement and adventure. They fall in love and Mercer has given Callie his heart, literally.

Since the twist happens very early on I don’t feel like I’m spoiling anything, especially since it’s the concept of the comic series, but Heartthrob is Bonnie and Clyde meets Fight Club. It’s also really entertaining and a fun whirlwind of a story.

But, what’s also impressive is how Sebela slowly brings us into Callie’s world. At first Callie is very relatable. She has a horrible job. She’s generally used and/or ignored. She’s a down on her luck individual. She then slowly turns into a robber with a heart (joke intended). By committing her crimes, she also uses the gains to help individuals in a Robin Hood sort of way. By Sebela doing this, he continues to keep Callie on the side of the “angels” in a way as she robs folks worse than her. It’s a concept that’s been done a ton, but it helps keep Callie as someone we cheer for.

And then there’s the relationship with Callie. For those who have spent time alone, it’s relatable as Callie talks to Mercer which is really talking to herself thinking through and rationalizing her choices. It’s sad in many ways and there’s a bit of humor too as we imagine what these conversations have to look like to the outsiders around her.

The choice of the story taking place in 1977 adds a bit of coolness to it all, and also gets away from the concept of troublesome cell phones and that coolness is present due to Wilson IV’s art which captures the time period from the cars to the clothes. There’s a retro look to it all in style and it’s fun due to that.

Heartthrob is a tale with an anti-hero at the center of it all and it’s an anti-hero we’re cheering for as she sticks it to the man, but more importantly we’re cheering for her to find some happiness too.

Story: Christopher Sebela Art: Robert Wilson IV
Story: 8.1 Art: 8.1 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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