Family Comic Friday: Love University
A young woman learns a fantastic secret about her past in this week’s Family Comic Friday review of Love University!
Written and created by Allison Chaney Whitmore
Art by Carola Borelli
Colors by Agnese Pozza
Published by EvoluzionE Publishing’s ClassE imprint
Lucy is supposed to have one more year before starting college. However, during a fateful college trip, she learns that she is an extremely powerful creature from ancient lore! This is no Roman myth. Lucy is a real life cupid! And she’s been invited to immediately join an exclusive institute of higher learning- Love University!
While this new academy is the stuff of dreams come true, there is a caveat. Being a cupid means that Lucy cannot ever fall in love! As the school term is just about to begin, Lucy will have to decide between the magical realm or her mundane origins. Along the way, she’ll have to navigate college orientation, temptations from demigods and protect her heart from ever falling in love!
This was a wonderful new series from the digital publishing company EvoluzionE’s all-ages imprint ClassE. It was quite engaging and a unique spin on the ordinary person who finds out that they are quite extraordinary classic storyline. But I did think that the story itself is moving a little slow.
I read the first couple of issues. While issue #1 does introduce most of the major players; it takes until about the end end of issue #2 for things to start transitioning from interesting to intriguing. The action level really ramps up with the introduction of some nefarious players to our drama when BAM! End of issue #2. With no issue #3 (YET!), I was a little disappointed not knowing what’s gonna happen next!
Love University isn’t just a series aimed at girls. If the young reader in your life is a huge fan of Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl or The Fairy Tale Detectives, then they will love this new digital series too!
ClassE is an all-ages imprint. While there’s nothing objectionable, scary or overly provocative, I think that Love University is maybe a little too advanced for very young readers. But I would say that those 10 and up will really enjoy this series.
It’s true that Allison Chaney Whitmore (The Lost Heir) pens a tale that is quite mature. However, the reason that I think that this book is a little more sophisticated is thanks to the artwork. Carola Borelli uses very power strokes and deep clean lines in her artwork. It’s definitely the opposite of the cartoonish artwork that has dominated most if not all of the all-ages graphic novels and comics I review at Family Comic Friday. And let’s not forget the vibrant pastel palette of colorist Agnese Pozza. It’s perfect for this series that blends reality and myth.
I think your up-and-coming comic collectors are going to really love this series!
Issues #1 and 2 of Love University are available now in digital format at Gumroad.com!
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