Sweet Heart #1
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Sweet Heart #1

Writer: Dillon Gilbertson Artist: Francesco Iaquinta Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: March 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
8.9Critic Rating
10User Rating

Being hunted is an everyday risk in Ellicott City and the town itself is designed to make life comfortable for its citizens while being actively stalked by the eerie, insatiable creatures that live among them. But when Ben is chosen by one of the creatures near his home, his mother struggles to cope with the certainty of her son's death.

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    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Mar 10, 2020

    Sweet Heart #1gives us a look at not only great comic book writing but good horror writing. This series is taking the real fears that people living with chronic illness and maps it onto to a fantasy. I can see my own struggle, and that's what makes this issue hit so hard. Read Full Review

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    On Comics Ground - Brian Daley Jul 24, 2020

    The art by Iban Coello and Juan Gedeon is really good here, the way they draw the symbiotes is cool and I love how they drew the apocalyptic Ultimate Universe, with everything on fire and various signs asking where the Ultimates have gone. Read Full Review

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    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 27, 2020

    Three Jokers is an intriguing what if story from DC that would have been even better if Johns took a few more riskier choices to take advantage of the format. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 13, 2020

    If you like some real-world stakes to your horror, then Sweet Heart #1 is the treat for you. Read Full Review

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    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jan 22, 2020

    This is something horror fans are not going to want to miss. An adult fairy-tale, one of the only genuinely scary horror comics I’ve read, this is a must read for horror fans. Read Full Review

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    Sneakysnek Mar 13, 2020

    Creepy imagery, beautiful artwork, and an interesting concept.

    Sweet heart puts a physical manifestation and danger to the chronic illness and mental struggles everyone experiences in real life. This concept helps build a connection not only to the characters in the story but the monsters they face. It reminds you that self care is important for "keeping the monsters at bay" and how easy it is to slowly let that importance slip to the point of disaster. This very real human feeling anchors the story to you in a personal way that feels unique.

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    MstrRich Mar 13, 2020


    I was amazed and enthralled by this captivating horror story that touches quite poignantly on real world health issues. Amazing comic proving once again that comic books are a fantastic forum of art.

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    Jknower Mar 13, 2020

    I can't figure out what I love most about Sweetheart. The writing is powerful and simple, the art is perfectly thought out and executed and every detail has been brought together to form an amazing first issue. I'm excited for the rest to come out!

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