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Love Everlasting #5

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.


Joan slips outside of the Romance world. She meets her second Everlasting, a woman who, like Joan, sees this warped world for what it is, but unlike Joan knows why it is there. Can Joan get the answers she needs before she falls back into the trap of love?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
28 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    Those consistent shifts ensure that the book retains its timeless feel even as it continues to root itself in the costuming and coloring of each era. This issue indicates there may be a healthy mix of these episodic and mythology issues in the seriess run, ensuring one style of storytelling doesnt drag too long. Those a little tired of the repeating, seemingly self-contained stories should give this issue a try, showing theres great potential for variety in the series.

  • 91

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: King continues to craft an awesome, dizzying and thoroughly engaging story in this series and every issue has something new and exciting to explore. I continue to love the mystery within this series and this issue adds some great layers along with a new aspect of the mystery that I want to see explored.

    The Art: Elsa Charretier delivers some beautiful art in the issue. The transitions between time and location are visually stunning and I love the visual transitions throughout the issue.

  • 40

    Love Everlasting #5 promises readers a turning point in its story as Joan finds herself in a new setting seeking out a therapist rather than a suitor. She meets a new person who seems to be fully aware of what is happening as artist Elsa Charettier slips between familiar time periods to display exactly how fluid this construct may be. While their resulting conversation provides a number of new hints at what is actually occurring, it ultimately doesn’t offer any distinct insight or clarity; the puzzle box at the series’ center merely grows more elaborate. Regardless of the quality of set and fashion design or the clarity of each layout, the absence of a clear protagonist and definition of the plot provides little to consider even as the story acts as though it has reached a turning point. With more questions stacked onto a formula that only varies itself slightly between issues, it’s difficult to know whether this series is going anywhere at all.

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About the Author: Tom King

Tom King has emerged as a beacon of narrative brilliance in the comic book world, weaving tales that resonate deeply with both long-time enthusiasts and newcomers alike. With a unique blend of emotional depth and complex storytelling, King’s work has redefined what it means to engage with the medium of comics. From his groundbreaking run on Batman to the introspective Mister Miracle, King’s portfolio is a testament to his ability to explore the human condition through the lens of the superhero genre.

Before becoming a household name in comics, Tom King embarked on a path far removed from the world of capes and villains. As a former CIA officer, King’s experiences have infused his storytelling with a palpable sense of realism and gravity, setting his work apart in a crowded field. His transition from espionage to comics might seem unexpected, but it’s this very background that enriches his narrative voice, allowing him to craft stories of heroism and sacrifice with authenticity.

King’s ascent in the comic book industry began with The Vision, a series that turned the Marvel android into a tragic figure struggling with the concept of family and humanity. This work, characterized by its melancholic exploration of identity, laid the foundation for King’s reputation as a storyteller capable of blending superhero action with deep, literary themes. His ability to humanize iconic characters, making their struggles and triumphs resonate on a personal level, has earned him critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.

However, it is perhaps his work on DC Comics’ Batman that has most profoundly impacted the comic book landscape. King’s Batman is a figure shaped by vulnerability and introspection, a departure from the invincible hero trope. Through arcs like “City of Bane” and the poignant Batman Annual #2, King explores themes of love, loss, and redemption, offering a fresh perspective on the Dark Knight’s mythos.

In addition to his superhero narratives, Tom King has ventured into the realm of creator-owned projects, such as Strange Adventures and Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. These works further showcase his versatility, delving into science fiction and cosmic drama while maintaining his signature emotional depth and complex character studies.

Beyond the pages of his comics, King’s presence in the industry as a thought leader and advocate for the medium is undeniable. His candid discussions about the challenges of mental health, the creative process, and the importance of storytelling in contemporary culture have made him a respected figure among peers and fans.

Tom King‘s contributions to the comic book world have not gone unnoticed, earning him multiple Eisner Awards and solidifying his status as one of the most influential writers of his generation. As he continues to push the boundaries of comic book storytelling, King’s legacy is that of a visionary who reminds us that at the heart of every superhero story lies a deeply human tale waiting to be told.

For those who seek to explore the depths of narrative artistry within the comic book genre, Tom King‘s body of work offers a rich, introspective journey into the soul of modern heroism, proving that within the fantastical, the most profound truths of our existence can be found.

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