Love Stories (To Die For) #1

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September 4, 2013
Love Stories (to die for) #1 is a winner on the medieval fantasy front and fans of vampires, Vikings and medieval fantasy will find this title to their tastes but sci fi fans may find this title lacking.
6 out of 10
Overall, there isn’t too much to write home about in this collection, and much less to die for, but it’s worth a look for Gieni’s art. Or if you just feel like getting a bit depressed about love in general, but then, you don’t need a comic book to do that.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Dirk Manning pens the script for both of these short stories and might I say I did not realize how versatile the text would be as this author seamlessly jumped between science fiction and barbaric fantasy. His work load in the end touched upon many themes such as loyalty, love, respect and honor. As he used rather stereotypical archetypes to explore these raw human emotions we also got to witness a fair amount of worthwhile betrayal. In the end I thoroughly enjoyed both of these addicting tales.
7 out of 10
A twin billing of twisted tales that would have been at home in a Warren Publication make this a book worth looking for if you’re fan of old Creepy magazines. Writer Dirk Manning understands the cadence of the horror stories of the 1970s and homages them quite well. Rich Bonk illustrates a story of warriors come to save a monastery, only to find the real monsters lie inside the walls. He hits the right notes in terms of showing gore and creating a sense of bravado and treachery.
As much it pains me to say for the folks that tried their best to bring a different type of comic to readers, I cannot recommend this book for there are many things to go against it as I stated above.
8 out of 10
What we have here is a good example of why a flip book is good in the publisher’s eyes. If you have one knockout story and one okay one, people will more likely buy the whole thing. It sucks the Viking tale didn’t add up to a perfect 10 like the space story did, but at least the art in the Viking tale didn’t disappoint.