Comic Review: Twisted Romance #1 (Image)

February, the month of romance, leads us to issue one of Image Comics’ Twisted Romance! The cover sets the tone of this issue: a dark-haired young woman is crying into […]

February, the month of romance, leads us to issue one of Image Comics’ Twisted Romance!

The cover sets the tone of this issue: a dark-haired young woman is crying into a yellow touch-tone phone, her elbows sitting on a pile of hundred dollar bills! Huh?

Three tales in this comic book; two are illustrated comic stories, and one is prose only.

Old Flames (Katie Skelly story, Alex de Campi art) is a fascinating tale of vampiric love, where it combines with scheming and plotting of revenge. Hearts are broken, spirits cry out, with ‘zine-indie’ style artwork (not detailed, but stylized figures and settings). This is a really maturely written, sophisticated story, and made all the stronger by virtue of the artwork, very cool combo!

The final strip is Red Medusa, by Sarah Horrocks, is a hard-to-fathom, eccentrically lettered tale of (perhaps) demons who go to Hell, one is named Mark. Okay, I really did try.

This comic will puzzle you, but reward you in its very daring approach to the idea of: what is a twisted-romance-for-today?

Image, Twisted Romance #1, (of 4) $3.99 for 48 pages of content. Mature

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