Love Everlasting #1

Writer: Tom King Artist: Elsa Charretier Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 10, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
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From superstar award-winning creators TOM KING & ELSA CHARRETIER comes a new ONGOING SERIES set in a world as frighteningly fantastical as any found beyond the stars: Romance Comics! Joan Peterson discovers that she is trapped in an endless cycle-a problem to be solved, a man to marry-and every time she falls in love, she disappears into another teary saga. Her bloody journey to freedom starts in this breathtaking, groundbreaking FIRST ISSUE.

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Feb 5, 2022

    Love Everlasting is a smart, terrifying upending of the romance genre. It reels you into a world that feels comfortable and familiar, before pulling the rug out from under you. You don't want to miss this fantastic new series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Feb 1, 2022

    'Love Everlasting' #1 is a masterclass in taking an old beloved genre and not just paying homage through imitation but lovingly bringing it to life with a few new twists. Just when you think this delightful romantic adventure is predictable, it takes an unexpected turn that only draws you in further. 'Love Everlasting' might be free but its value as a wonderful new comic series is immeasurable. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Aug 11, 2022

    This is a book that feels like its going to quickly escape the orbit of the romance genre and move into something more sinister and cosmic, whether that be in a philosophical, literal, or technical way is yet to be seen. Fans of works that transcend genre and twist their form will love this issue, and with an issue this strong, it's hard not to sign up for the Everlasting Productions newsletter for more of the story immediately. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 11, 2022

    Now that the initial premise is delivered, the challenge will lie in keeping everything interesting. The progression through the first three stories of the series is enjoyable enough. King has given the series an intriguing momentum, but it will be difficult to keep it engaging with Joan fully aware of whats going on. She doesnt know WHY its going on, though...which will likely be the mystery moving forward. The success of the series is going to rely on what King does with the central mystery of the premise. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Tyler West Aug 10, 2022

    Love Everlasting benefits from strong writing, impeccable art, and a style of storytelling that is wholly original. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 14, 2022

    Love Everlasting #1 is a very good comic, a cheeky and experimental riff on vintage romance comics that engages readers who study and love the mediums traditions and past. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 10, 2022

    Elsa Charretier delivers some beautifully drawn art that has a wonderful classic style reminiscent of the romance comics of the 50s and 60s. The art brilliantly draws in the reader and transports you to a place of both beauty and mystery. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Aug 9, 2022

    Overall, Lover Everlasting is a phenomenal first issue but with some flaws. One of them is how expressive the art is but constrained by the repetitive panel layout on each page. Beyond that, the issue establishes the main character, conflict, and theme from the start. With the conflict set, King and Charretier can explore multiple stories while allowing Joan to figure out what is happening to her.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 10, 2022

    Love Everlasting #1 is an intriguing debut. It both feels like an homage and a slight twist to the romance comic genre. There's a lot of details that were clearly added to make sure the comic nailed the style but at the same time, it all feels updated and fits modern comics. It's an intriguing start to the series that has a lot of potential for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Aug 10, 2022

    I read the issue twice in an attempt to understand what Tom King was trying to accomplish here.  At first, I thought he was parodying the old romance comics of the 50s and 60s, but theres more to the book than that.  I feel ultimately its going to turn into a Twin Peaks type story that may always be as bizarre and puzzling as this first issue.  Time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 10, 2022

    Love Everlasting #1 introduces the series' premise and showcases an excellent array of artwork, but has little to offer beyond a stylish hook here. Read Full Review

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