Love Everlasting: Tom King and Elsa Charretier Launch New Horror/Romance Series at Image Comics
Image Comics has announced a new horror/romance series coming from award-winning creators Tom King and Elsa Charretier titled Love Everlasting. With all the makings of the romance genre and the chilling shadows of horror, the new ongoing series is set to give fans of both genres a perfect blending of love and loss.
Image Comics’ description of Love Everlasting reads:
“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.”
King spoke with ComicBook.com about his vision of the series and the opportunity to explore the themes within the series, saying:
“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.”
Charretier adds that they have dug deeper into storytelling than ever before, saying:
“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 is set to bring a set of variant covers from some superstar artists including 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 your favorite local comic shop on August 10th, 2022. Check out the preview below:
Source: Image Comics