Horror And Romance Collide In ‘Love Everlasting’ From Tom King And Elsa Charretier

by Olly MacNamee

Writer Tom King (Batman, The Vision, Mister Miracle) and artist Elsa Charretier (November, The Infinite Loop), are creating a romance/horror mash-up this August entitled Love Everlasting. An ongoing series coming from Image Comics.

“In Love Everlasting, Joan Peterson discovers that she is trapped in an endless, terrifying cycle of “romance”—a problem to be solved, a man to marry—and every time she falls in love she’s torn from her world and thrust into another teary saga. Her bloody journey to freedom and revelation starts in this breathtaking, groundbreaking first issue.”

Cover by Clay Mann

King spoke with ComicBook.com all about this new book:

“Love Everlasting is my dream project. It is a chance to create another Vision or Mister Miracle, to explore the themes of conformity and rebellion through the tale of one woman’s journey through the fantastic and horrifying world of Romance.After a decade in comics, this is my first creator-owned and the most ambitious project I’ve ever worked on. Elsa and I are trying to create another Sandman, an epic exploration of the entire history of storytelling, of how myths and tales of love haunt us, enthrall us, imprison us, and perhaps, occasionally, free us.”

Cover by Tula Lotay

Charretier added:

“Never before in my career have I had the opportunity to dig so deeply into all aspects of storytelling. Love Everlasting pushes me to explore world-building, to extrapolate designs from all eras and places and adapt them to comics, to come up with gestures and compositions that delight readers and terrify them all the same. We’re really firing on all cylinders here.”

The series will feature a number of variant covers from artists such as Cliff Chiang, Alison Sampson, Sean Phillips, Amanda Conner, Terry Dodson, Tula Lotay, Stjepan Šejić, Jenny Frison, Clay Mann, Leslie Hung, Matias Bergara, Mitch Gerads, and more!

Love Everlasting #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 10th from Image Comics. But, here’s a fisrt look now:

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