Jude Terror managed to work out the insanely hard clues for this one. But Bleeding Cool favourite Alex De Campi will be launching a new weekly anthology series with a selection of handpicked artists called Twisted Romance, to run through February.
"This project is a dream for me. I'm getting to collaborate with some of comics' coolest creators and some amazing prose fiction voices. Everything everyone is doing looks so amazing. I'm just giddy that Image basically handed us the reins and said, 'do whatever you want. This looks cool.' So, yeah: come February, we're going to break your heart, fill you with joy, and give you awkward pants feels. Sometimes in same story. Occasionally, even on the same page."
Each issue of this month-long romance event will feature 48 pages of content: a main comic story, a backup comic story, and a backup prose story.
Within the pages of Twisted Romance, you can expect to find a wide variety of themes, including the commoditization of breakups, the love of a shy girl and a wildly famous guy, forbidden love on an intergalactic dreadnought, and the deceptive lure of childhood as seen by a princess who's afraid to grow up. Exclusive sneak-peeks can be found throughout December and January at participating sites.
Though no one has mentioned it to us, so… I guess this is what being dumped feels like. Our love will have to remain unconsummated.
TWISTED ROMANCE #1: "Old Flames" (Diamond code: DEC170607) arrives February 7th, featuring art from Katie Skelly (My Pretty Vampire, Nurse Nurse), a backup comic from Sarah Horrocks (Goro, The Leopard), and a prose story by Magen Cubed (Crashers). The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 15th. Look for an exclusive sneak-peek at EW.com on Monday, December 11th!
TWISTED ROMANCE #2: "Twinkle and the Star" (Diamond code: DEC170608) hits shelves February 14th, with art from Alejandra Gutiérrez (Love is Love), a backup comic from Meredith McClaren (HINGES), and a prose story by Vita Ayala (Batman Beyond). The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 22nd. Look for an exclusive sneak-peek at Monkeys Fighting Robots on Monday, January 8th!
TWISTED ROMANCE #3: "Invincible Heart" (Diamond code: DEC170609) will be available February 21st, with art from Carla Speed McNeil (NO MERCY, Finder), a backup comic from Margaret Trauth (Decrypting Rita), and a prose story by Jess Bradley. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 29th. Look for an exclusive sneak-peek at SYFY Wire on Monday, January 22nd!
TWISTED ROMANCE #4: "Treasured" (Diamond code: DEC170610) hits stores February 28th, with art from Trungles (Mirror Mirror, Fauns & Faeries), a backup comic from Sarah Winifred Searle (Fresh Romance), and a prose story by Naomi Salman. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 5th. Look for an exclusive sneak-peek at The A.V. Club on Monday, January 29th!