A Quality Rom-Com with VIRTUALLY YOURS – Review
Writer: Jeremy Holt
Art & Colors: Elizabeth Beals
Letters: Adam Wollet
Edits: Kat Vendetti
Design: Tim Daniels
Virtually Yours is a story of love found online through apps, where meeting that special someone is reduced to the same effort one orders food through a delivery service. Eva navigates this world as she tries to embark on her dream work. We also meet Max, who has found himself looking through the app to find someone.
The characters in Virtually Yours feel very much like real characters and it seems there was a real effort to not just churn their story out but to instead make them and their experience seem really lifelike. Kudos to writer Jeremy Holt for some exceptional character work. It definitely had the ‘rom-com’ feel to it and I thought the story had a quality progression from beginning to end. And I think it’s important in 2020 to have stories where we see a real use of diversity. The variety of characters with Virtually Yours just felt natural.
I liked Elizabeth Beals art and thought that her art was expressive. You could just feel the emotions they convey. I One of the things that stood out to me with Virtually Yours is how much background detail Beals put into each page. A lot of background detail on most of the panels. I’m not saying that every artist has to add background detail but I always notice when there’s a lot of backgrounds that are just blank or white. Overall, her art was really good. I also though the coloring was perfect.
The negative is that I’m just not into romance books and I didn’t enjoy this as much, but with that said, I didn’t think this was bad at all. In fact, I thought it was well-written and had a great visual style that fit the storytelling pretty much perfect. It’s a very diverse book so it can appeal to a variety of backgrounds. So while my score reflects my enjoyment isn’t going to be high, I do want to point out that I think that if you like books about romance, Virtually Yours would definitely be one to read and with so much about our world now being online, I think a lot could very well relate to the content in an enjoyable fashion. Also, I did think this my feelings towards romance comics being what they are, Virtually Yours was definitely one of the better Comixology Originals that I have read.