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Love Romances #1

Writer: Dennis Hopeless, Gail Simone, Jon Adams, more Artist: Various Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

LOVE STORIES THAT CAN ONLY BE TOLD IN A COMIC BOOK!
•  Can robots fall in love?
•  Is romance just a fantasy?
•  Can love breach the corridor of death?
Rated T

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 22, 2019

    LoveRomances#1 is a feast of tonal shifts, O. Henry twists, and goes beyond the typical romance template in occasionally freaky ways. It would be great if this was more than just a one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Feb 20, 2019

    Both beautiful and bizarre, Love Romances will warm even the coldest of hearts with its engaging encounters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Feb 20, 2019

    Love Romances #1 is a satisfying anthology on the theme of "love and loss." While it does not disappoint, it also does not have the storytelling horsepower to launch itself off the shelf into your hands. The editorial essay at the end claims that romance comics aren't dead in the 21st century. This anthology, by itself, isn't enough to jolt them back to life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 21, 2019

    Following Marvel Comics Presents and Journey into Unknown Worlds, Marvel revives another classic anthology series for a one-shot collection of stories from top creators. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Feb 22, 2019

    My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 22, 2019

    The comics page could hold so much more than traditional romance in ways theatre, cinema and video could never touch. It's too bad Paniccia didn't try something more daring in a one-shot anthology. It's only one issue, so it doesn't actually have to make money. Why not do something wild and breathtaking with it? What could possibly be more romantic than that? Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    YourGreenMuse Feb 25, 2019

    Not as bad as I expected it to be. The Widow and the Clockwork Heart by Gail Simone had an interesting idea and a great twist. Heartbroken From Beyond by Margaux Motin and Pacco Dorwling-Carter was simple, yet sweet. French Quartered by Dennis Hopeless was probably the least inspired of the bunch. And Gone Like the Wind by Jon Adams was a very cynical take on robot love. It worked more than it didn't. But it still was a bit much. All in all, it did a good job showcasing how a romance comic can be twisted into very different stories.

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Mar 3, 2019

    Some of these were okay, it was definitely better than I expected.

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