Reviewing is subjective and I'm not exactly shy with my opinions on this here site, so I'll just say it: Twisted Romance was not for me. I didn't like the format, which mainly consisted of one longer comic, one short comic, and one piece of prose per issue. Each piece is not connected by artist, writer, or topic. This combined with the fact that there were four issues in the volume made for a very fractured reading experience. I couldn't settle into any of the stories, and several of them didn't feel like romance at all. I'm sure that a large part of this is because I read genre romance and expect that happily-ever-after, but I was only satisfied with maybe two of the stories in this entire collection.
I won't be continuing with the project, but if you are interested, here's what you can expect:
- Stories across gender and orientation
- Fantasy, horror, contemporary. Sweet, murdery, sci-fi.
- Full page prose (I found these difficult to read but your mileage may vary) stories with romantic elements
- Comics in a variety of styles and themes
Want another perspective? Women Write About Comics gave the issues in this series several positive reviews.
Have you read Twisted Romance? Did you like it?