Comic Review: Violent Love Vol 2 Hearts On Fire (Image)

Violent Love trade Volume 2, from Image, is a ‘lovely and violent’ saga. Writer Frank J. Barbiere and artist Victor Santos combine forces to continue the sad and compelling ‘Bonnie […]

Violent Love trade Volume 2, from Image, is a ‘lovely and violent’ saga.

Writer Frank J. Barbiere and artist Victor Santos combine forces to continue the sad and compelling ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ tale of robbery and gun battles. This volume collects single issues six through ten.

If you, like me, are new to Violent Love, here’s the summary: Daisy Jane is on a robbery spree, joined by her lover, Rock. She’s got a mean streak a mile wide, and Rock is usually in the dark about her latest quest for an adrenaline rush. There’s love, but it’s a twisted type of love. Things start to go wrong, really wrong for the daring duo.

And there’s revenge, betrayal, sad childhood memories, with lots of savagery in the mix. If you like amped-up drama, this is right down that alley.

The art style is a blend of exaggerated cartoon and high contrast lighting effects, reminiscent of Jim Steranko’s 1960’s run on Agent of Shield. It’s a visceral mix, sometimes distorting the proportions and facial features of the characters.

Image comics: Violent Love trade Volume 2, $16.99 for 148 pages of content. Mature readers.

Alan Spinney

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