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DC: Love Is A Battlefield #1

8.5Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

BLAM! KRACK! POW! Look out-it’s…love?! Falling in love is rough, even for DC’s greatest. Watch as Batman and Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor, Mister Miracle and Big Barda, and all the rest of your OTPs fight in vain against the all-powerful forces of romance (and super-villains)! Even Amanda Waller fights the urge to bail on her mystery date. We guarantee that this Valentine’s Day, someone’s taking a shot to the heart-from Cupid’s bow!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Feb 14, 2021

    My favorite story of course is “The Beginning” with Harley and Ivy, but that's just because it was so touching. Each of these teams know their craft though, and have given us a delightfully fun Valentine's Day themed book. Do yourself a favor, and share the love! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Feb 13, 2021

    The SGT Rock story, "Able" in #DCComics Love is a Battlefield #1 is a stunning tale that reminds us that while all gave some, some gave even more than all in defense of the United States over the decades. Brought to you by @real_pornsak @CTMooneyham @SpicerColor @FerranDelgado Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Feb 9, 2021

    Not every story works, but when the stakes are this low, it's hard not to smile at DC's heroes finding love"whatever that means to them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 9, 2021

    Overall, a very strong anthology with two tales that could be all-time classics. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Feb 9, 2021

    "The Heart Wants" from DC's Love is a Battlefield #1 is a story about the choice to express how we really feel when it's most important and the potential that our capacity to love really has, featuring great artwork to drive the point home. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 9, 2021

    A great short story that has layers of emotion and story to it. The story is punctuated by fantastic art from Amancay Nahuelpan. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Feb 10, 2021

    The writing was heartfelt, the art was expressive, and the characters felt like they got chances to actually explore their relationships. There was only one subpar story here, so if you're wondering about value I'd say it's absolutely worth your money, especially if you're into themed anthologies or holiday specials. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Feb 10, 2021

    Love Is a Battlefield doesn't break any new ground, but it's outstanding in certain moments. I'd recommend it for anyone who is a fan of the characters inside, even if you're in the "Love Stinks" camp heading into Valentine's Day weekend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Feb 9, 2021

    Bringing it all together, DC Love is a Battlefield #1brings a well-done collection of love-themed stories together for readers to enjoy. With only a slight misstep, its exploration of love, from various angles, delivers something for most readers looking for something to fit with the upcoming holiday. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Feb 12, 2021

    Happy Valentines to you all. (Except Dick. Don't encourage him, he gets enough action) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 9, 2021

    In the end, DC Love Is A Battlefield #1 is like most anthologies. If you aren't a fan of the characters or creators involved, there's not much reason to pick this one up. However, as someone who likes seeing Harley and Ivy in love, a thrilling story with Hawkwoman kicking ass and comedic stories about superhero teenagers stressing over a first date, there was a lot for me to like here and there's probably at least one story everyone can enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Feb 9, 2021

    The execution is fun with an excellent artistic team vibrantly dressing up the story and the references it gets into will make more than one fan smile, but the bottom line of what you will get reading this story is: they're not even gonna kiss when they die together. And most of the gays in this anthology are dead anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Swift Planet Apr 5, 2021

    There really are a lot of classic relationships in the DCU and this did a good job with most.

    Man, the Sgt. Rock story was so good. I'd love some more Sgt. Rock in general.

  • 6.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Feb 10, 2021

    The first story, Perfect Matches, was pretty good. I liked how Batman and Catwoman had some sort of chemistry. I didn't know that was a thing after King and Tynion.

    The second story, Bittersweet, is complicated. I see what the writer was going for, but man, the writing doesn't hold up. You could have a story about a nonbinary person who doesn't feel like they can find love. You could have a story about Steve Trevor's insecurities. But it turns out, in 8 pages, you can't do both. At least not well. Either topic would require more exploration and more time dedicated to them. As it is, this story falls into the trap of showing that these sorts of problems have quick and easy fixes, and that comes across as condescending rather than more

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  • 5.5
    Merlyn Feb 9, 2021

    The stories are decent, the only ones that are bad are Frasier's, Ridley's and Sina Grace's (which was atrocious).

  • 2.0
    RedKryptoSuperman Feb 12, 2021

    The dialogue in the 1st story is "Cringe worthy". Nothing like dumbing down the main characters so they can relate to a younger crowd I guess.

    The art in the 2nd 3rd, 4th, and 7th story is laughably bad.

  • 9.0
    Magik Feb 10, 2021

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    c.oliv Feb 11, 2021

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Feb 16, 2021

  • 6.5
    haniballecto Feb 11, 2021

  • 4.0
    Kaseladen Feb 9, 2021

  • 1.0
    Nicetrylaoche Feb 13, 2021

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