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Young Monsters in Love #1

7.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

It's hard being a monster... and even harder being a monster in love. Sparks will fly and hearts will be broken when the ghouls and ghosts of the DC Universe assemble to bring you the Valentine's Day Special that no one saw coming!

  • 9.8
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Feb 8, 2018

    More than just tradition Valentines Day love stories, this issue featuresso much more. Despite the collection being unnecessarily hetero dominant, many stories do not even feature romantic pairings making this less of an issue. In several of the stories, there is a strong emphasis on self-love, acceptance, and respect for those we live our lives with. Regardless of relationship status or lack there of, you have love in your life and this issue conveys that beautifully. It will pull at your heartstrings in just the right ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Feb 13, 2018

    Overall, Young Monsters In Love was an unexpected delight. I didn't learn about this special until just a couple of weeks ago. Every story was masterfully written. The artwork was varied but brilliantly crafted by talents such as Guillem March and Kelley Jones, whose 1950s sci-fi movie inspired poster cover was so very retro and awesome! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 7, 2018

    A satisfying portrait of love in the world of the weird and supernatural. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 8, 2018

    Is this book worth the cost? For me, the answer would have to be yes. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Feb 8, 2018

    An excellent anthology built around a strong theme and stronger creative teams. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - MJ Rae Feb 7, 2018

    I rarely recommend single issues wholeheartedly at this price point, but Young Monsters in Love was a fun, action-packed and emotional read. For DC fans and new readers, this is a perfect pick up for Valentine's Day and beyond. DC thought outside of the box this year with releasing this special, and without really prominent characters, it could have easily been a monstrous failure. They took a risk in getting these stories to us, and it was worth it. If you have a spot on your comic shopping list this week, Young Monsters in Love is a fun, versatile read that is sure to entertain. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 7, 2018

    With a theme of twisted love stories and a focus on some of DC's more oddball and monstrous characters, the issue has some top-tier creative teams and overall delivers a strong package. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Feb 15, 2018

    I don't want to spend too much time on the negatives, but some of the misses for me were the stories starring I, Vampire, Raven, and Etrigan. What you'll have to decide though is if all these stories are worth the $10 price tag. For me, I wouldn't pay cover price for this issue at a shop, my copy was heavily discounted because I ordered it from DCBS. Although I enjoyed more than half the tales in this book, I still don't think the stories I loved were worth the hefty price tag. This is a common trait of anthologies, I don't know about your experience with them but I rarely like all the stories so I have to factor the cover price against the content that I enjoyed. Because of that, I can only recommend this if you can find it for less than cover price at some point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 12, 2018

    Never wavering from either central theme of "monsters" or "love," this anthology could just as readily been released at Halloween and still be effective. Not all of the stories are entirely successful, with some embracing the eight-page limit more than others. Yet this is a collection of some of the best storytellers that DC Comics has to offer at the moment, and it is sure to break down the carefully built walls of even the most ardent of cynics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 10, 2018

    A true mixed bag, but none of the tales fall below pretty okay, and a couple are inspired. Worth the time if you can spare the price. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 7, 2018

    A mostly-fun collection of sweet and somber stories featuring your favorite DC haints and boogems. If you didn't like them before, this collection won't make you love them now, but it might be worth getting for the Swamp Thing story alone. It might be, if the issue weren't ten blinking dollars. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 8, 2018

    There are a lot of stories in this one-shot, but less than half of them are worth reading, and the rest were borderline mediocre at best. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Graphic Policy - Jon Carroll Feb 7, 2018

    I love DC's supernatural characters so I was really expectingYoung Monsters In Loveto be a fun book. What it is instead is a collection of what amounts to back-up features that are as lacking in purpose as they are in heart.Oh and the story teased by the cover about Swamp Thing and Frankenstein's bride? That never happens. For shame DC. For shame. Read Full Review

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