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Love Everlasting #7

81
Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 3 critic ratings.

“TOO HIP FOR LOVE,” Part Two

The acclaimed horror/romance series continues. After the game-changing twist in the last issue, Joan wakes up in a world she does not and cannot understand. Every rule has been broken, and she must fight her way out of this new trap of love or face her greatest fear—her wedding night!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
27 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B0C2QQ89YP

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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    Love Everlasting #7 is an excellent showcase of breaking form for a specific effect, straying from an established rhythm of panels and palettes to play into Joan’s break in reality. As the book throws a twist of a suburban housewife having a mental breakdown as an explanation for the plot so far, the writing and art on display tell another story, indicating something more is happening. The art and color make it clear that something else is happening with Joan, and that the more abstract, otherworldly angle is to blame for the issue’s descent into a fractured reality.

  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: King expands Joan’s world in this new issue and I loved every moment of it. While the other issues had Joan running from relationships because she knows the conclusion, this one had her trying to keep her relationship and family even though she knows things are becoming increasingly strange including the year never changing. This issue continues a great mystery filled with suspense and surprises.

    The Art: Charretier delivers fantastic visuals throughout the issue. I continue to be engaged with the style of the series and the rich beauty of its world.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    Love Everlasting #7 continues the prior issue’s story for the first time in the series’ publication and opens new avenues for this still-mysterious concept that make for the most intriguing installment yet. Joan’s awareness mirrors that of the reader throughout the issue as she questions the nature of her life after marriage. Surrounded by unaware individuals with no grasp of what she has endured, her questions quickly seem demented and Charretier documents this breakdown in reality in engrossing fashion. Dense grids of panels provide an understanding of Joan’s mindset and even draw the reader into questioning what is real as she lashes out. Every step forward threatens to expose the truth while simultaneously damaging Joan’s current setting in what appears like a meltdown requiring “mother’s little helper.” It’s a fascinating blend of commentary on the expectations placed upon American women in the 1960s (and beyond) and meta-commentary on romance tales. Even without answers, Love Everlasting #7 adds such depth to its questions and concepts that it demands readers anxiously await issue #8.

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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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