Where Romance and Comics Meet

Twisted Romance Cover
Title: Twisted Romance
Creators: Format: EBook Print
Color: Color
Romanceiness: Romantic Elements
Heat: R
Tags: anthology straight queer gay character of color
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Synopsis from the Creator:

Four stories of love and lust from comics' coolest artists and writer ALEX DE CAMPI! First, a demon who prowls the 1978 New York disco scene in Old Flames, drawn by KATIE SKELLY. Then, a curvy photographer's assistant who falls in love with someone way out of her league in Twinkle & The Star, with ALEJANDRA GUTIÉRREZ. A spacefleet captain who captures a most infuriating pirate in Invincible Heart, with CARLA SPEED MCNEIL. And a princess who runs away with a dragon in Treasured, with TRUNGLES.

Plus steamy prose romance stories from awesome folks like Magen Cubed and Vita Ayala, and more comics shorts about love from Meredith McClaren, Sarah Horrocks, Margaret Trauth and Sarah Winifred Searle.

Collects Twisted Romance #1-4.

Review: Twisted Romance, Vol. 1

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn

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?

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