Comic Crush Saturday: May 4, 2019

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on May 4, 2019, in Comics/Graphic Novels, Reviews / 0 Comments

Comic Crush Saturday: May 4, 2019

Welcome to Comic Crush Saturday, our bi-weekly feature focused on the graphic elements of the book world. Comics became a huge part of my life a few years ago when I started reviewing them (and comic related TV shows) on Forever Young Adult. I’ve maintained a pulllist through my local comic shop, Isotope Comics, and even got Kelly to start one ;). You’ll find mini-reviews, what we’ve read recently, and more so check it out!

Featured Book of the Week

Comic Crush Saturday: May 4, 2019

Comics Will Break Your Heart

by Faith Erin Hicks
Published by: Roaring Brook Press
on February 12, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 340

Miriam's family should be rich. After all, her grandfather was the co-creator of smash-hit comics series The TomorrowMen. But he sold his rights to the series to his co-creator in the 1960s for practically nothing, and now that's what Miriam has: practically nothing. And practically nothing to look forward to either-how can she afford college when her family can barely keep a roof above their heads? As if she didn't have enough to worry about, Miriam's life gets much more complicated when a cute boy shows up in town . . . and turns out to be the grandson of the man who defrauded Miriam's grandfather, and heir to the TomorrowMen fortune.

In her endearing debut novel, cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks pens a sensitive and funny Romeo and Juliet tale about modern romance, geek royalty, and what it takes to heal the long-festering scars of the past (Spoiler Alert: love).


Ok, so not a comic but I couldn’t resist sharing this one on Free Comic Book Day!

Just give me all the con/comic books related stories. I love them all! Especially the ones with romance ;).

Comics Will Break Your Heart is a modern day Romeo and Juliet story crossed with a “what if” Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s dynamic went terribly wrong and one party got left out.

Some of the things I loved about this book:

  • A sweet romance between Mir and Weldon despite their family’s decades old feud. Yes, Mir’s grandfather was wronged by Weldon’s family but these two find their way to each other.
  • Depth beyond the romance. Mir and Weldon are dealing with their futures and separating self from family. This plays out on the page just as much as the romance.
  • Comics, comics, and more comics. The industry is laid bare in this book but that doesn’t mean non-comics fans won’t enjoy. It’s not all industry speak.
  • Solid plot and characters. If you’re in the mood for cute with a little depth, this is a book for you.

What We Can’t Wait For

Debian Perl: Digital Detective: The Memory Thief is a middle grade graphic novel series created to help kids learn about coding. The art looks so beautiful!

Best News of the Week

FIRST AND FOREMOST – it is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! See the full list here and get yourself to a local comic book store!

This is everything I’ve ever wanted. KATE BISHOP ON THE SCREEN. Can I have it now?

The Eisner nominees (the Oscars of comics!) are here and some of our favs are on the list, including Runaways, Man-Eaters, The Prince and the Dressmaker.

What comics will you pick up today?

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