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Tear Us Apart #1 Review

Tear Us Apart #1 Review

Tear Us Apart #1 Review

Tear Us Apart #1 Review
Writer: Jay Baruchel & Van Jensen
Artist/Colorist/CA: Alessandro Micelli
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Tear Us Apart takes readers on a journey through a bloody and beautiful love story. With a talented creative team firing on all cylinders, this series weaves a compelling narrative filled with larger-than-life characters. The artwork and colors beautifully complement each other, creating a mesmerizing atmosphere that seamlessly transitions from one panel to the next.

The unsung hero of Tear Us Apart is the lettering, which skillfully stitches every panel and page together, enhancing the experience in this story. Set deep in the Canadian wilderness, a cult emerges, embracing teachings that make Cobra Kai look like Boy Scouts. Trained to be ruthless assassins, their belief system revolves around pain, mercilessness, and the notion that love is a weakness.

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At the heart of this captivating series are Maya and Phil, two star-crossed lovers who must now face the bloodthirsty assassins standing in their way. The debut issue introduces us to the maniacal cult leader and their sadistic teachings while offering a glimpse into the secret love shared by Maya and Phil. However, things quickly take a turn, setting the stage for a fight for both love and survival.

The debut issue of Tear Us Apart shines in its simplicity. The art captivates with its controlled yet vivid style, crafting a beautifully violent atmosphere. The love story’s narrative, albeit a simple formula, delivers a charming twist that blends the beauty of young love with the darkness of violence and malevolence.

Whether you were anticipating this series or it has caught you by surprise, Tear Us Apart promises to enthrall you with its twisted tale of love. It serves as a prime example of a collaborative effort that is almost flawless, showcasing the talents of the entire creative team. Brace yourself for the beginning of a fierce and violent world that shows a glimmer of light and hope stemming from the blooming love of Maya and Phil. 

Jackie Daytona
Jackie Daytona

Jackie Daytona

A variety geek who enjoys geeking out with friends over video games, comics, or movies/TV shows. An avid wrestling fan since the days of the Attitude Era and N64’s No Mercy, he now spends much of his time reading and collecting comics. All of my puns are intended.

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