If You Love Romance, You Need To Read These Comics!
Immerse yourself in these comic book romances!
It's always fun to switch it up every once in a while. If you're a fan of reading romance novels, then it you'll love these seven romance comics that are all packed full of wonderful characters and romance plots!
Romance comics actually have a long history and interesting in the United States. A decline in the popularity of superhero comics gave way to the rise of romance comics after World War II when folks were seeking something to read that was less violent and more hopeful. No doubt, these romance comic books influenced the romance comics we read today!
While romance comics aren't as popular as they once were, that doesn't mean that wonderful modern romance comics aren't being made. They're beloved by fans, leading us to believe it is a genre that's around to stay.
1. Fresh Romance by various authors
Fresh Romance is an anthology comic featuring a few different love stories within each issue. The love stories are written, illustrated, and colored by industry leading writers and artists and the comic itself is wonderful. The first issue features love stories about two high school girls pretending to compete over a guy while secreting dating each other, a Regency romance about two people getting married in which neither of them are happy about it, and a barista helping other find love so she doesn't have to put up with them anymore.
2. Sleepless by Sarah Vaughn
Lady Pyppenia, who prefers to go by Poppy, has always been guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic. However, when a new king comes into power, an attempt is made on her life. Together, Poppy and Cyrenic attempt to find out who has reason to want Poppy gone. Life at court has become a dangerous place, but maybe not as dangerous as their feelings for one another.
3. Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
It was 1963 when Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met for the first time at church bingo. It could only be described as love at first sight as Hazel fell hard and fast for Mari. But when their relationship gets discovered, the two teens are forced apart by both their families and an unforgiving society. They each start families and live their lives. However, in their mid-60s, they meet again at church bingo and find they still love each other after all these years.
4. Something New by Lucy Knisley
Three years after Lucy and John break up, he shows up at her apartment and proposes to her. This love story isn't about that. It's about what happens after that. Lucy has always loved and hated American wedding culture. Now that it's her turn to marry, she plans to have the most adorable DIY wedding ever. Building a barn and invented a new style of photo booth are just the beginning of their (rainy) outdoor wedding hijinx.
5. Dream Daddy by various authors
Based on the incredible dating game of the same name, each of the five issues of Dream Daddy is a standalone story in which the single new Dad in town gets to go on a date with one of the hot Daddys living in Maple Bay. Let the fun begin!
6. Ares & Aphrodite by Jamie S. Rich
Divorce lawyer Will Ares and wedding planner Gigi Averelle end up working in proximity with each other when their clients plant to get married. Their clients are movie producer Evans Beatty and Hollywood starlet Carrie Cartwright. Evans' ex-wives take the opportunity to come out of the woodwork to cause chaos, enticing Will and Gigi to make a bet with each other. If Evans and Carrie go through with the wedding, Gigi will go on a date with Will, but if they break up beforehand, Will must take out a full-page newspaper ad stating just how many marriages he's ruined. Is the beginning of something new for Gigi and Will or a disaster waiting to happen?
7. Verona: A Shakespeare Mash-Up Featuring your Favorite Characters! by Emily Dell
In the modern-day city of Verona the Capulets and Montoyas are at war with one another. Each clans of assassins, they take contracts for the MacBeths, the Hamlets, the Henrys, and other prominent families. During their respective missions, Jo Capulet and Roman Montoya end up thrown together during a mission gone awry. They come to see that life could hold more for them than just violence and death, but if may mean destroying everyone who gets in their way to find it.
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