Heartbeat #1

Writer: Maria Llovet Artist: Maria Llovet Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

* Eva, a high school outcast, finds herself witness to a horrible secret: the most popular boy in school enjoys the taste of blood and will kill to get his hands on it.
* Horrified and intrigued, Eva lets herself be pulled into Donatien 's macabre world. He offers the escape she has been looking for but how much is Eva willing to betray her moral code in order to find something that gives her life meaning? And will she.or Donatien.ever find redemption?
* Maria Llovet ( Faithless) presents a dark, violent, decadent, disturbing story, in which life and death, blood, and love are inextricably intertwined.

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Nov 20, 2019

    This is an excellent kick off issue. The eerie setting has been established, there are clear main characters and the plot is super creepy and intriguing. It's definitely not for those looking for something light to read, it's going to be a heavy series that has already set itself up to cover so many deep topics like bullying, abuse, depression, and death. I'm really looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Nov 20, 2019

    Maria Llovet's HEARTBEAT #1 may not be for everyone. Nonetheless, its haunting imagery and the slow-burning story will have your heart racing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Nov 20, 2019

    As a fan of horror and horror comics, I enjoyed Heartbeat #1 quite a bit. It seems to wear its inspirations on its sleeve. But what helps it to stand apart from those is the wonderful art. Llovet's style is reminiscent of Czeck painter Alphonse Mucha, which gives the comic a very classical feel. If you're a fan of 80s goth horror or vampire flicks this is a home run for you. If you like horror, in general, I'd definitely still recommend you pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Nov 22, 2019

    A comics debut that handles storytelling and visual style superbly, Heartbeat is a gripping tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Daily Fandom - Megan Prevost Nov 20, 2019

    However, the characters and the plot are both fascinating enough that I didn't mind the slight messiness of the first issue. I want to know more. Heartbeat #1 was a solid first issue, and it definitely left me with questions. Hopefully, the series holds answers. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Colleen Cranshaw Nov 30, 2019

    Overall I would say that Llovet has done something truly remarkable with how emotionally powerful Heartbeat is within only one issue. I look forward to seeing where the story goes! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Nov 22, 2019

    That being said, I think Heartbeat has the potential to become a series as challenging and intriguing as its artwor,k but I think I would like to read this as a graphic novel rather than in instalments to better appreciate the story. I do wish success for this series but for me its going to be one that Ill wait for the collected story to come out before reading any more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Nov 20, 2019

    Layout aside this has all the makings of a legitimately chilling horror, but so little happens in this first issue that it's hard to call just how far it will go. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Sequential Planet - Alex Clark-McGlenn Nov 21, 2019

    While I was drawn to this piece by its stellar art, I was disappointed by its lack of cohesion and, at times, the stories premise. An economically struggling girl going to the "rich school," who feels alienated and suicidal is, at best, an adolescent trope, and at worst, downright cliche. While I went in with high hopes, I was ultimately looking for a story that would pique my interest, not just great art. Simply put, I don't think I'm the target audience here. Fans of True Blood and Vampire Academy might like this comic. Read Full Review

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