Bingo Love #1

Bingo Love #1

Writer: Tee Franklin Artist: Jenn St-Onge, Joy San, Cardinal Rae Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.

From TEE FRANKLIN (NAILBITER's "THE OUTFIT," Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & The Misfits), BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years.
"A towering emotional achievement. BINGO LOVE more

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Dec 19, 2017

    With same sex marriage finally legalised in Australia and acceptance growing around the world it's still important to remember how far LGBTIQ+ rights have come. How far we've come in acceptance and arguably how much further there still is to go. This wonderful story strips away the name calling, the political point scoring and simply looks at two people who fall in love and the challenges they face to express that love. It would be interesting to have someone opposed to same sex relationships read this story and find out what they think afterwards. There are no real stereotypes here" nothing to grab on to and dismiss" it is simply two people, in love. There doesn't need to be any more to it than that. A lovely story that should be read by as many people as possible and maybe a few people will come to realise that indeed" love, is love! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Dec 9, 2017

    But for the rest of our sakes, the readers and those looking to see the comics industry as a whole break beyond the narrow worldview its supported for over 80 years, we need this book and others like it to serve as an allegory for what can be possible. Elle and Mari knew something was missing, just like we do. And making that break to get something truly RIGHT is hard. But Bingo Love shows us its worth it. Its worth it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Dec 11, 2017

    Bingo Love is a strong and beautiful romance and tale of love, family, and inclusiveness with a powerful effort at diversity and representation that would be great to see more of in comics. This is well worth checking out for anyone needing a touch of romance in their lives. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jan 5, 2018

    A book so good you want to recommend it to everyone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Eric Cline Jan 8, 2018

    Though it borders a bit on cliche, Bingo Love is a cute story for when you're in the mood for a feel-good read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Courtney Ryan Jan 9, 2018

    Despite a few beginner's hiccups, Bingo Love is a welcome and rewarding debut from an ambitious emerging talent. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Jan 17, 2018

    Stories like Bingo Love are vital to comic books as an industry. More diversity can only produce more varied and phenomenal stories and for this reason Bingo Love is a marvel. We need more and more voices such as Tee Franklin's to take center stage. And Bingo Love is an adequate enough introduction into the realm of comic writing. It isn't horrible by any stretch of the imagination. It's simply not a knock out, which is perfectly fine. Read Full Review

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