Love Everlasting #9

Writer: Tom King Artist: Elsa Charretier Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 5, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 9
8.8Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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Joan is done running and must now confront who she is, what she is, what her world is. And in this penultimate issue of the second arc, Joan comes face to face with a death that changes her forever. What does the end of everything mean to the woman whose life and loves are seemingly eternal?

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Jul 5, 2023

    Charretier captures this through her use of anatomy and harsher linework, showing the cracks of people through her timeless style. Hollingsworth builds on this by first twisting the palette of previous issues to dig into the pain and regrets of love, before using a lack of color to illustrate the detachment that comes with death. Love Everlasting #9 is a gut punch of a story, and hammers the fact that love does not last forever, and plenty of pain comes with it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 7, 2023

    Given how sad the issue is, its remarkable how truly captivating it is. Aside from the predictable ending, theres only one major plot development. Somehow, King and company manage to keep Joans emotional journey so totally pure and uncluttered that it grabs hold of the reader and doesnt let go until the end. And of course theres more. Joan advances into older age, which should take the series up through the mid-to-late 1960s and beyond. Its been an interesting journey thus far, but itll be interesting to see where King and company take it as the series continues its descent with Joan. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 5, 2023

    Charretier delivers some beautiful art in the issue. I love the visual style of this series and Charretier creates a brilliantly immersive visual world that is enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 5, 2023

    Yet without any clear sense of what reality is or how to consider Joan's increasingly strange current trajectory, the mystery remains the focus of Love Everlasting and it provides few satisfying additions here. Read Full Review

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