IMAGE COMICS: CRIME ROMANCE VIOLENT LOVE ARRIVES IN PAPERBACK THIS MAY Collecting issues #1-5
CRIME ROMANCE VIOLENT LOVE ARRIVES IN PAPERBACK THIS MAY Collecting issues #1-5
PORTLAND, OR, 03/23/2017 — Creators Frank J. Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS, The Revisionist) and Victor Santos (THE MICE TEMPLAR, Polar) will release the first trade paperback collection of their pulpy romance series VIOLENT LOVE this May. Oozing with style and action, VIOLENT LOVE is the tale of Daisy Jane and Rock Bradley, two of the most notorious bank robbers in the American Southwest—who fell in love. “VIOLENT LOVE is a true passion project for Victor and I,” said Barbiere. We're wild about the characters we've created, and hope readers are hooked by the pulpy action and romance of volume one!” “I always wanted to create a true romance story,” said Santos. “This is wild love—epic scope, betrayal, violence, and passion. VIOLENT LOVE is my Valentine's gift to comic books.” VIOLENT LOVE TP VOL. 1: STAY DANGEROUS (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0044-6, Diamond code: MAR170849) hits comic book stores Wednesday, May 24th and bookstores Tuesday, May 30th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 24th. VIOLENT LOVE TP VOL. 1: STAY DANGEROUS is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.
Select praise for VIOLENT LOVE: “A beautifully put together book, filled with great pacing, stunning visuals, and awesome characters. Frank J. Barbiere and Victor Santos are a match made in heaven.” —Nerdist “The title is utterly accurate: Barbiere and Santos tap into a long tradition of doomed, guns-blazing romance in their nesting tales of crime and passion in the ‘60s and ‘80s.” —Paste Magazine “VIOLENT LOVE will draw you in and never let go.” —AiPT! “VIOLENT LOVE [has] a beating heart beneath its pulpy and blood-soaked surface.” —Newsarama “[VIOLENT LOVE] comes screaming out of the gate with a gritty and unrelenting story of graphic violence and moving drama.” —All-Comic