Delicious, Gory Fun! DEATH OF LOVE #1 Review
Writers: Justin Jordan
Artists: Donal DeLay, Omar Estevez
Letters: Rachel Deering
Publisher: Image Comics
Like so many of those songs on the radio say. Love hurts, love stinks, love bites, love bleeds and love dies. Love sure is a beautiful and crazy thing. Some scientists even say that love is just a chemical imbalance in the brain that can be cured with the right medication. But in this case, Love Kills. And when that happens, you just may need to defend yourself.
DEATH OF LOVE #1 is a new horror comic that follows a lonely guy yearning for romance. After facing one too many rejections in the dating scene, he swallows a drug laced pill he receives from a mysterious stranger that is sure to help him find love. Instead, he sees visions of demonic cupids attacking everyone around him. With a trusty chainsaw, he goes on a rampage to slay the little love elves with bloody murderous mayhem.
This book is a blast to read. Justin Jordan brings his splatter horror sensibilities that he is known for on Spread, and injects them into this funny dark romantic horror comedy. The book opens with a bang sucking the reader into its twisted world before going into flashbacks to introduce the characters. With witty dialogue and well-paced dramatic scenes, this first issue sets the tone for an insane ride. This first entry launches full steam ahead and leaves the reader salivating for issue #2.
The art in DEATH of LOVE is bright and vibrant as the blood gushes in sick damaged beauty. The colors of the blood red geysers are quite fitting with the Valentine’s Day Hearts and Cupids. The colorful gore gives the book a delightfully terrifying charm that horror fans will find gratifying. The characters are also drawn with distinct facial expressions that radiates with cartoony emotion that perfectly melds with the tongue in cheek nature of the story.
DEATH OF LOVE #1 is just delicious gory fun. The story is well written and the art is bright and relishes in splatter gore delight. This first issue is just a taste of what is building up to be a terrifying and hilarious tale of love and murderous passion. Anyone who has suffered from a broken heart will surely soak up this comic’s bloody goodness. Love literally bleeds in this book. And it’s a beautiful thing.