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Review: Love Everlasting #1

Love Everlasting #1

Though you don’t see the genre as much today, there was a time that romance comics ruled the stands. They were a regular release from all the major publishers with a massive reach. In recent years, we mostly get a kitschy return to the genre that lasts a short time period or is a miniseries. Love Everlasting #1 takes us back to that classic genre with an updated and intriguing twist.

Written by Tom King, Love Everlasting #1 introduces Joan, a woman who’s looking for love in our first story and finds it. Unfortunately the love she finds is with George who is dating her roommate. What will she do!? Or, is it Kit, the musician she loves? But will her dad approve? Wait, isn’t she supposed to marry Chad? Why’s she in the old west? King delivers a few shorts as Joan bounces around time looking for love. Or, is she bouncing around time because of love? Is it the same Joan? Is this a multiverse of romance!? Will we find out answers!? Not in this comic. Instead, King delivers a start that feels like a series of shorts before it all comes together. It’s a spin that’s unexpected and adds far more than just a well written romance comic.

The art by Elsa Charretier is great. With color by Matt Hollignsworth and lettering by Clayton Cowles, the comic has a look that both evokes the classic genre but also updates it a bit as well. It’s great to see Joan placed in different time periods with a little change but it’s the same character throughout. Then there’s the various time periods themselves. Each stands out as unique but that all have a style that connects them together. Charretier also nails down a lot of the visual tics that the genre is known for. With Ben Day dots, the comic would have nailed the classic look.

Love Everlasting #1 is an intriguing debut. It both feels like an homage and a slight twist to the romance comic genre. There’s a lot of details that were clearly added to make sure the comic nailed the style but at the same time, it all feels updated and fits modern comics. It’s an intriguing start to the series that has a lot of potential for what’s to come.

Story: Tom King Art: Elsa Charretier
Color: Matt Hollingsworth Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Parker Girls #1

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

007 #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – We’re suckers for James Bond and this debut feels like a solid start to a new adventure. Read our review.

Astronaut Down #3 (AfterShock) – We’re sucked into this series about a desperate mission across the multiverse to stop a world destroying event. It’s awesome sci-fi embracing what makes the genre so good.

A.X.E.: Judgement Day #2 (Marvel) – The debut issue was a solid start to a major event that pits the X-Men against Eternals with the Avengers caught in-between. This issue really shakes things up as far as the story and direction.

DCeased: War of Undead Gods #1 (DC Comics) – The final chapter in the DCeased saga begins here!

The Deadliest Bouquet #1 (Image Comics) – A Nazi hunter is killed and her estranged daughters must solve her murder and avoid killing each other in the process.

Eight Billion Genies #4 (Image Comics) – The series has been amazing with huge, world altering concepts, but a tight focus on the impact of it all.

Frank Lee After Alcatraz (Titan Comics) – Frank Lee really escaped from Alcatraz but what happened after is a mystery. This graphic novel imagines what came next.

Love Everlasting #1 (Image Comics) – A new spin on classic romance comics, this one has a lot of buzz and good word of mouth from early reviews.

Mindset #2 (Vault Comics) – With the mind control signal discovered, what can it do? Also, how far will they go with it?

Parker Girls #1 (Abstract Studios) – When a body washes ashore, the Parker Girl operatives decide to bring down the empire of the person behind it.

Predator #1 (Marvel) – With Prey out on Hulu, this release feels perfectly timed. Marvel has been knocking it out of the park with its Alien comic series and we’re expecting the same here.

Around the Tubes

Love Everlasting #1

It’s a new week! What geeky things did you all do this weekend? While you kick off the week, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

ICv2 – Tapas CEO Chang Kim on the Company’s Layoffs and Abrupt Pivot Away from Original Content – An interesting read and interview.

Kotaku – Activision Is Earning More Money From Mobile Than PC And Console Combined – When will the first major comic publisher announce earning more from digital sales than print?

New York Times – Sid Jacobson, Comic Book Writer With Range, Dies at 92 – Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

Reviews

CBR – Batman: Killing Time #6
CBR – The Closet #3
CBR – Godzilla Rivals: vs. Battra #1
The Beat – Love Everlasting #1
Collected Editions – Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book Five

Tom King and Elsa Charretier’s Love Everlasting comes to Image in August

From superstar, award-winning creators Tom King and Elsa Charretier, cast popular Romance genre tropes in an unsettling Horror light in their new series Love Everlasting. This ongoing series will launch in August from Image Comics.

In Love Everlasting, Joan Peterson discovers that she is trapped in an endless, terrifying cycle of “romance”—a problem to be solved, a man to marry—and every time she falls in love she’s torn from her world and thrust into another teary saga. Her bloody journey to freedom and revelation starts in this breathtaking, groundbreaking first issue.

The series will feature a number of eye-popping variant covers showcasing the talents of such artists as: Cliff Chiang, Alison Sampson, Sean Phillips, Amanda Conner, Terry Dodson, Tula Lotay, Stjepan Šejić, Jenny Frison, Clay Mann, Leslie Hung, Matias Bergara, Mitch Gerads, and more!

Love Everlasting #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 10:

  • Cover A by Charretier – Diamond Code JUN220024
  • Cover B by Clay Mann – Diamond Code JUN220025
  • Cover C by Charretier – Diamond Code JUN220026
  • Cover D by Tula Lotay – Diamond Code JUN220027
  • Cover E by Jenny Frison – Diamond Code JUN220028
  • Cover F (1:10 copy incentive) by Leslie Hung – Diamond Code JUN220029
  • Cover G (1:25 copy incentive) by Matias Bergara – Diamond Code JUN220030
  • Cover H (1:50 copy incentive) by Mitch Gerads – Diamond Code JUN220031
  • Cover I (1:100 copy incentive) by Mann – Diamond Code JUN220032