Secret Wars: Secret Love #1

Secret Wars: Secret Love #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Katie Cook Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Aug 23, 2015

    The Squirrel Girl/Thor pairing while completely out of nowhere, plays like most of the stories here slightly left-of-center and just runs with the fun one-shot feeling. Bennett and Anka while having a limited amount of pages to play with, manage to sell the clash of Squirrel Girls boisterousness vs. Thors stoic nature and weariness with aplomb. While the romance is ultimately one-sided, its a reminder of the humor we more ought to see, and that Kris Anka is as phenomenal an artist as ever on anything he touches. Katie Cooks story is similarly in a cuter manner than the rest of the preceding stories, but its not out of place with the crowd. Overall, Secret Love is more than worth its $4.99 price, the names who dont normally do a lot of normal work for Marvel rise the quality of the series alone, and while anthologies can have a problem with maintaining an upper level, this one has no such problem. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 24, 2015

    Secret Wars: Secret Love is so good, with so many varied creators, it has reminded how much Marvel has dropped the ball with the relaunch in a few months. Whitley not on a Misty Knight series? Cmon! Michel Fiffe not being given something! Marguerite Bennet, Katie Cook, Felipe Smith, Gurihiru, Kris Anka, this comic is filled with folks who are comic stars. This is the type of creative line-up I'd be building a line around. I want more of this! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 19, 2015

    It seems Marvel hasn't entirely forgotten how to publish a good romance comic. This issue offers a fun diversion from the usual drama of Secret Wars as it spotlights various relationships both familiar and new. And really, your pull list isn't complete without at least one comic featuring Squirrel Girl individually naming each one of Thor's abs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Matthew Fay Sep 2, 2015

    Secret Wars: Secret Love is an enjoyable look at the diverse storytelling potential within the Marvel Universe and its always rich cast of characters, and serves as both a successful homage and convincing introduction to romance comics for those unfamiliar with the genre. Hopefully Marvel considers using it as a stepping stone to more of these tales in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Aug 24, 2015

    Kudos to the editor Emily Shaw, too, because she curated a collection in which all the creative teams were into the concept. All the enthusiasm and effort has paid off with an unusually strong and enjoyable anthology. It's one of the best extras to come out of the "Secret Wars" event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Aug 24, 2015

    Luckily, what readers do get is high quality. With five stories, each with different tones, there's a lot to digest and readers should be able to find at least one segment that makes Secret Wars: Secret Love worth their while. The quality of the art and writing really gives the issue a lot of energy, and the arrangement of the stories by editor Emily Shaw allows the issue to carry momentum forward. Secret Wars: Secret Love may not be a title for everyone, but for those looking something different from Marvel will, pardon the pun, find a lot to love here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 24, 2015

    After reading this book, I missed the lack of romance comics that used to be prevalent on the stands years and years ago, and that can usually be had on the cheap in back issue bins at local conventions. As the big two publishers prevent their characters from ever finding, but more importantly keeping true love, this was a refreshing title that illustrates how love can truly conquer all. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Aug 21, 2015

    This is one of few Secret Wars titles I have been eagerly awaiting. Purely for the fact it was bound to be either funny, corny, or adorable, and it manages to be all of the above making it a real treat to read for any Marvel fan. First time buyers and long-term readers alike should be able to dive right into this. Read Full Review

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