When it comes to comics, post-apocalyptic stories have always been a fan favorite. But what about when you add the element of love into the mix? That’s where Dennis Hopeless‘ Heart Eyes comes in.
Set in a world where sanity-eating monsters have wiped out most of humanity, our protagonist Rico finds love in the most unexpected of places. But is it enough to survive in a world where danger lurks around every corner? In this review, we’ll discuss why Heart Eyes is a must-read for any fan of the comic book genre.
Heart Eyes is not your typical love story. It’s a story about survival in an unimaginable world where trust is scarce and the stakes are high. Hopeless’ writing is both lighthearted and serious, which adds an extra layer of depth to the story. He knows how to write a superhero story, but Heart Eyes shows that his creator-owned work is just as exceptional.
One of the highlights of Heart Eyes is the artwork by Victor Ibanez. His illustrations bring the story to life in a way that only a talented artist could. The post-apocalyptic setting is both beautiful and haunting, which perfectly complements the story being told. Ibanez’s attention to detail is impressive, and his ability to capture emotions through his illustrations is a testament to his skill.
What sets Heart Eyes apart from other post-apocalyptic stories is the twist of love being added into the mix. Falling in love in the normal world can be difficult, but falling in love in a world where danger is always present is impossible. It’s refreshing to see a love story being told in this kind of setting, as it adds a sense of hope to a world that is otherwise filled with despair.
The story of Heart Eyes is full of twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seat. While it’s a love story at its core, it’s also a story about survival and the lengths that people will go to in order to protect the ones they love. Hopeless has done an excellent job of balancing the two elements, which creates a story that is both heartwarming and suspenseful.
Heart Eyes is a unique take on the post-apocalyptic setting, as it adds a layers of love and the supernatural world to the mix. The chemistry between Rico and Lupe is undeniable, and the story is full of twists and turns that will keep you hooked until the very end. Dennis Hopeless has proven that he’s not just a superhero writer, but a talented creator of his own worlds.
The Complete Series hits bookstores everywhere on July 18, 2023 and local comic shops on July 19.
Hopeless joined the Capes and Tights Podcast for Episode 110 to discuss Heart Eyes as well as his other creator-owned project The Karman Line at Mad Cave Studios and his work over the years at DC and Marvel.