Twisted Romance #1

Writer: Alex De Campi, Sarah Horrocks Artist: Katie Skelly Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14
7.8Critic Rating
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Critically acclaimed writer ALEX de CAMPI teams up with some of comics' hottest artists to create tales of love gone wrong, right, and everywhere in between.

In New York City in 1978, there are thousands of ways for people to get together. There's only one agency dedicated to tearing them apart: Heartbreak Incorporated. But who is the handsome seducer who runs the agency, and what is the secret he's hiding? Drawn by KATIE SKELLY
(My Pretty Vampire). Backup comics story by SARAH HORROCKS (Goro, The Leopard) and prose story by MAGEN CUBED (Crashers).

  • 10
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell Feb 7, 2018

    Overall Twisted Romance#1 is the perfect introduction to the series. Not all love and romance is candy hearts and flowers. If you are unwilling to accept the fact that love is as diverse and complicated as the human race then this book wont be for you. However, if you are ready to look at love from a different angle then you should definitely pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Dec 25, 2017

    Whether a given reader enjoys all or none of these installments is beside the point. Twisted Romance is presenting some of the most interesting and talented creators working within comics today, and what they provide to this collection is representative of just why that is. It is not simply a matter of liking these pieces, it's that they are all worth discussing and re-reading. It's a stellar first issue of an anthology which clearly understands the purpose of this format. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Jan 23, 2018

    The set up of this series, a rapid-fire series will release an issue every week of February with each issue having a new set of stories. This format feels fresh, it is original and it is really fun. You honestly could not have paired three more diverse stories in this premiere issue, and somehow they all connect with the overarching theme of love. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    We The Nerdy - Cameron McFarland Feb 7, 2018

    The three short stories inTwisted Romance, each with their own twist on romance, are engaging and stimulating thought exercises on what it means to want and be wanted. Sometimes we are asked to give too much and sometimes we are surprised when we realize we gave too little. For any reader who is mildly entertained by character relationships, I can recommendTwisted Romancewithout worry. I only hope the rest of this miniseries continues to be as deeply interesting as these stories proved themselves to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    GWW - Kristel Yeager Dec 15, 2017

    Unique art and writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Feb 11, 2018

    'Twisted Romance'is the kind of comic that is important for the medium. It offers new genres and mashupsin interesting ways by unique creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 6, 2018

    In some ways, Twisted Romance does exactly what an anthology should do. It offers up a series of pieces that could not be more different from each other, challenging you to get comfortable. You may not love all the stories, and there may be some matches that you firmly want to swipe left on, but it is impossible to ignore any of the stories in this volume. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Feb 7, 2018

    Overall, I enjoyed the first issue of Twisted Romance, finding it to be a highly enjoyable and engaging read. The haphazard combination of stories is a fun and wild ride that I found to be clever and immersive. Next week, the second issue comes out and I'm looking forward to seeing what radical treats are in store for us! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Feb 7, 2018

    The artwork is on the simpler side, with minimal to no shading, simple shapes and designs. It actually works for the story though, so I ended up loving it. Sometimes simple is better, it allows you to focus more on the story being told. And there's still so much character to the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Sadowski Feb 9, 2018

    An agency capitalizes on heartbreak in a 70s-style noir, the debut story of "Twisted Romance," a mostly successful anthology that explores the parasitic nature of love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Madeleine Sisco Feb 7, 2018

    A unique and atmospheric love gone wrong collection that could benefit from a few more pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Feb 7, 2018

    A mixed bag of minimalist and abstract art coupled with writing that is equally inconsistent. A difficult and unsettling combination that is mismatched. Perhaps the next issue will be more cohesive. The art is more successful by far than the words. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Feb 9, 2018

    TWISTED ROMANCE #1 wants to be an anthology of dark love stories. However, it only succeeds once, as creativity overwhelms coherence in two of the three stories. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Feb 8, 2018

    As a first issue Twisted Romance does little to convince you to come back for the next installment. Never does it separate itself from comics of a similar ilk that provide the same ideas in more tighter packages. Read Full Review

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