A post-apocalyptic monster story teeming with horror, Lovecraftian-inspired monstrosities, romance, and one devil-may-care teenager named Lupe who is much more than she seems.
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About The Book:
Title: HEART EYES (The Complete Series)
Authors: Dennis Hopeless & Víctor Ibáñez (Illustrator)
Pub. Date: July 18, 2023
Publisher: Vault Comics
Formats: Paperback, eBook
SMILES HIDE WHAT LURKS BENEATH. Sanity-eating monsters ended humanity. The unlucky few who survived now hide in the cracks of a broken world. And yet somehow, beneath the graveyard that used to be San Antonio, Rico met Lupe, the girl of his dreams - and an enigma. How did she get here? And why is she smiling? No one survives out in the street. No one smiles where the monsters lurk. But Lupe does. Join teenagers Rico and Lupe as they journey through a desolate landscape of monstrous devastation - and their own obstacle-ridden relationship. Heart Eyes explores themes of loneliness, mental illness, being your own worst enemy, and human connection reflecting the pandemic and post-pandemic world in which we live. For fans of Lovecraftian monsters and horror, weird romance, post-apocalyptic fiction, Caitlin R. Kiernan (Houses Under the Sea, The Tinfoil Dossier series, Vile Affections, Tales of Pain and Wonder, Daughter of Hounds, Alabaster, Comes a Pale Rider), the Ellen Datlow-edited Lovecraft's Monsters, James Tynion IV's Something is Killing the Children, Robert Kirkman's Oblivion Song, Scott Snyder's Undiscovered Country, Bad Girls, Rick Remender's Low, Justin Jordan's The Spread, and Human Remains. Collects the complete five-issue series.
I give HEART EYES ⭐⭐⭐⭐!
HEART EYES is a riveting graphic novel that takes readers on a chilling journey through a twisted apocalypse. Set in a world where monsters feed off fear, the story follows Lupe, a girl who has endured a life of abuse and abandonment. Her attempts to warn and help others are often met with disbelief and ignorance, leading to tragic consequences as these monsters consume the souls of those driven by fear. The narrative is packed with unexpected twists and turns that keep readers hooked until the very end. The author's ability to blend horror and emotion creates a unique and captivating experience.
One of the highlights of "Heart Eyes" is the exceptional artwork that adorns its pages. The illustrations are not only visually stunning but also serve to enhance the story's atmosphere. The level of detail in the depictions of the monstrous entities and the desolate world they inhabit is remarkable. The artwork's resemblance to Walt Simonson's ALIEN brings a sense of nostalgia to fans of the classic graphic novel but with an added burst of vibrant colors that breathe life into every panel. It's an immersive visual experience that complements the narrative perfectly, heightening the overall impact of the story.
At its core, HEART EYES is a tale of resilience and connection. Despite the dark backdrop, Lupe's journey to find understanding and companionship is a powerful and heartwarming aspect of the story. The bond she eventually forms with a boy who truly comprehends her struggle brings a glimmer of hope amidst the chaos. As the plot unfolds, readers are drawn into an emotionally charged exploration of the human spirit and the strength found in genuine connections. HEART EYES is a must-read for fans of unique, genre-bending storytelling and exquisite artwork, leaving a lasting impression long after the final page is turned.
About Dennis Hopeless:
Dennis Hopeless is a Harvey Award-winning writer from Kansas City, MO best known for Marvel titles such as X-Men, Avengers, Spider-woman, and Captain America. Hopeless has also written for DC Comics, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, and is the writer and co-creator of HEART EYES for Vault Comics.
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About Víctor Ibáñez:
Victor Ibanez is a critically-acclaimed illustrator based in Barcelona, Spain.
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2 winners will receive finished copies of HEART EYES (The Complete Series), US Only.
Ends August 5th, midnight EST.