Review by: Nick Fovargue

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

I’m not entirely sure what this story means or was meant to be but it sure got me guessing. The temptation is to look for an obvious message about acceptance of sexual diversity but it just isn’t quite that. It doesn’t club you over the head with a clear moral parable.

What it does, and does really well, is evade your expectations. Expectations of story, of plot, of character and even of theme. Every time I thought I knew what this was and where it was going, it took a right turn. It did it over and over again. And for a story that really does rush by quickly it is amazing how may times it managed it.

And yet for all the twists and thwarted expectations none of it seems contrived, arbitrary or heavy handed. Every time the story or a character veers off in an unexpected direction it makes sense, it feels right, once you’ve read it.

Our Love is real does something far better and far more clever than shoving a message under your nose, it surprises you and makes you think. It makes you question what is at play in these people’s lives and their choices.

This isn’t a perfect comic and not even a great one, it belongs in a different category from those classifications. It is provocative and interesting, it is a great trick and a story that lingers in your thoughts long after you’ve finished reading it.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 3 - Good


  1. the art totally deserved a 5

    • I got to agree. Regardless of anything else, the art was phenomenal

      I think you hit the head the nail there, about how the story seems to defy all expectations, and whatever its message might be, it doesn’t bash you upside the head with it like you might expect.

      Unfortunately while that’s interesting, it does sort of muddy what the story is ABOUT at the end of the day.

  2. I agree that the art was exemplary, but I also think this was a very good review that got right to the point about what was interesting about this comic book.

  3. Thanks for the comments.

    I didn’t think the art was bad, 3 equals “good”, it just didn’t do anything mind blowing for me. I did really like the design work that went into it though. I’d also say it is hard to put a number score on a book like this one, it is hard to nail down.

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