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Comics Will Break Your Heart

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  1,329 ratings  ·  324 reviews
A sweet, funny contemporary teen romance for the inner geek in all of us from graphic novelist Faith Erin Hicks.

Miriam's family should be rich. After all, her grandfather was the co-creator of smash-hit comics series The TomorrowMen. But he sold his rights to the series to his co-creator in the 1960s for practically nothing, and now that's what Miriam has: practically
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by Square Fish (first published February 12th 2019)
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When I realized this book was going to be a kind of modern version of Romeo Juliet with conflict centering on comic book copyrights, I was thrilled. Who doesnt enjoy a well done enemies to lovers story. This one turned out to be an okay experience though, enjoyable enough but not very remarkable or maybe I just hoped for too much.

The writing was simple enough that I finished it pretty quickly. However, the conversations between the characters didnt always feel realistic. Its probably the first
Jen Ryland
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am really not a comics fan but I loved this!

A cute Romeo and Juliet story that's also about family, about valuing art and creators of art, and, yes about comics (I'm sure I didn't appreciate that part as much as I could have.)

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Vicky Again
this was really cute and geeky? geeky romances are just. my fave. if you like Geekerella, Kat & Meg Conquer the World, & similar books, please check this one out!
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. An interesting and contemporary YA take on (idiot)Romeo and (much smarter and more interesting) Juliet. We have the granddaughter and grandson of families whose lives have been enmeshed because of comic book characters and the legal fight over intellectual property rights, and well, bags and bags of cash.
Miriam (Mir) and Weldon meet in Sanford, Nova Scotia. She was born and raised there, while he grew up in Los Angeles after his father left Nova Scotia. Mir and her family were on the
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars - This was cute

I listened on audio, and while I liked the narrator, her voices all sounded too similar. At times I'd lose track of who was speaking. I still enjoyed the narration though, aside from that problem.
Samantha (WLABB)
His family had made their fortune from the TomorrowMen, while her family watched from the sidelines. Can Mir and Weldon rise above their family history and forge a relationship?

 Pro: I was actually a big Weldon fan. He had quite a bit of baggage to unpack, and I was glad Nova Scotia was a hospitable place for him to do it.

 Pro: The romance was very sweet. I liked how Mir's feelings for Weldon snuck up on her, while Weldon was sort of gooey from the start.

 Pro: The Hendricks were such a
Lisa Wolf
Comic and graphic novel writer Faith Erin Hicks makes her debut in young adult fiction with Comics Will Break Your Heart, and does it beautifully! In this sweet YA novel, two teens from families with a long-standing grudge meet and connect one summer in Nova Scotia. Miriam's grandfather co-created the TomorrowMen comics with Weldon's grandfather, but sold his rights to the brand for only $900 many decades earlier. Since then, TomorrowMen has blown up with a huge fandom and a blockbuster movie in ...more
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2.5 stars
So I decided to read this book in the spirit of The Avengers movie and I wanted something nerdy and related to comics and this seemed perfect for this mood
Sadly it wasn't that good, I mean the story is fine but nothing was really happening and I couldn't get myself to like any of the characters, I was really sad that Evan never got his shot but I was really bored and uninterested through out the story, I guess I wanted something more of ( Geekerella ) vibe
So the story is about Mir and
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
This was a quick, cute, and enjoyable read. I thought this book was going to be similar to "Fangirl" except more related to comics; however, that wasn't really the case. It did have hints of the comic related 'fandom' or 'nerdy-ness' but overall it felt more like an average contemporary coming of age romance.

Although the novel did have an underlying tone of seriousness related to the characters' familial history, it was also a fun read including some humour. It wasn't overly funny but there
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5☆ but I rounded up. The plot was good, but a few of the characters annoyed me. It's still worth a read though.
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Comics Will Break Your Heart was a book I got at YALLFest and was really looking forward to. The premise of two teenagerswho have an ongoing family feud meeting and potentially falling in love (with the addition of comic books) sounded like so much fun! I was super excited to jump into the book, but I was sadly disappointed. I didnt love this book nearly as much as I was hoping to.
I do stand by the fact that this was a very original plot, what with the comic book writing and all, but it was
Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
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Comics Will Break Your Heart was an adorable story with hattips to geeks of all kinds - from the greats of British literature to, obviously, comic book fans! The plot is loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, only the two families in question are descendents of patriarchs who together birthed one of the greatest comic book franchises of all time, only to have a bitter falling out.

Mir and Weldon are both likable characters, young people approaching the end
JM Cabral
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 4.5 ★

When I first read the synopsis for Comics Will Break Your Heart, I thought that it was just my typical romance story that was filled with angst and witty banter that comes with the trope. I mean, what was I to expect? Theres a heroine, a love interest, and an age-long conflict / tension. That, to me, screamed HATE TO LOVE. Is it just me? After a more thorough research, though, I found that it was an easy favorite for contemporary readers who are in the market for stories that
Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
2.5 stars. This book felt way too surface level, and the romance was on the boring side.
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is perfect for fans of Geekerella. Its cute, light hearted, and full of geekery. Though it does take about half the book till it gets really good, after that the book practically drowns in adorable cuteness.
Melanie  Brinkman

Miriam should be rich. Her Grandpa was a co-creator of the hit comics series, The TommorowMen, but in the 1960s, he sold his rights to his co-creator for almost nothing. now Marion that has nothing. Life is hard and only gets harder when a boy named Weldon comes to town. Their families have very long-standing issues.

Will Mir and Weldon rise above their family's feud?

Two kids stuck at the time in life when everything and nothing happens. A relationship rises out of the ashes of
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Super cute story with a hate to love vibe and comic book characters a-plenty. Miriam has a great family and a group of friends that cause frustration and an interesting character arch. However, the Romeo and Juliet style vibes between Miriam and Weldon make for a great, slow burn romance that readers will get behind.

Fellow Canadians will also get a kick out of the Canadian setting and must-be-a-Canadian style jokes.
bee  ˘͈ᵕ˘͈
three stars ∗

this was such a cute and fun read! i definitely needed to read something like this after experiencing a lot of heartache (thanks, evelyn hugo and spinning out) and as a comic book fan myself, i found myself relating to this book more than i thought!
Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
Review originally posted at Mostly YA Lit:
Comics Will Break Your Heart is an unusual YA that discusses issues of comic book creation, inheritance, small-town poverty, and class issues. Miriam is the granddaughter of Micah Kendrick, the co-creator and illustrator of the Tomorrow Men, a huge, classic comic. Unfortunately, Micah sold the rights to the Tomorrow Men to the other co-creator, Joseph Warrick, for a mere pittance. Miriams grandfather spent his life trying to get the rights back or at
I won a ARC of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway!

I read this novel in two days because it's such a quick and easy read, which I appreciate once in a while. The problem with quick and easy reads are that they can be forgettable. Unfortunately, Comics Will Break Your Heart falls into this category of being easy to read and then forgetting about it, making you wonder why you even read it in the first place.

The main characters, Miriam and Weldon, have family members that are each against their
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars - Cute read but there was one nagging question that was never answered and OCD-me needed it answered (view spoiler) . It stayed true to the comic genre and never appeared fake so major props for that :)
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Comic Crush Saturday: May 4, 2019

Welcome to Comic Crush Saturday, our bi-weekly feature focused on the graphic elements of the book world. Comics became a huge part of my life a few years ago when I started reviewing them (and comic related TV shows) on Forever Young Adult. Ive maintained a pulllist through my local comic shop, Isotope Comics, and even got Kelly to start one ;). Youll find mini-reviews, what weve read recently, and more so check it out!

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Michelle (FabBookReviews)
You may recognize the name of Canadian author Faith Erin Hicks as the graphic novelist behind popular titles such as The Nameless City series, Friends With Boys, or The Adventures of Superhero Girl. With Comics Will Break Your Heart, Hicks dives into the world of contemporary young adult with a beautifully written, poignant story.

Told in alternating third person points of view- from Miriam 'Mir' Kendrick and Weldon Warrick- Hicks' novel debut is the story about two teens coming together in the
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

Comics Will Break Your Heart follows Miriam and Weldon, the grandkids of the founders of The Tomorrow. Miriam feels as if her family was cheated from a fortune since the comics are being made into a movie while Weldon is trying to escape the pressures of growing up around the comics. They meet when Weldon is shipped off to Canada.

The book was ok and cute at best. It compare its self to Romeo and Juliet since it is about slightly feuding families but are they really? Miriam's family
Jaye Berry
This book is so forgettable even a few hours after finishing it I'm ??? Whomst??

Comics Will Break Your Heart is about a girl named Miriam who has a family that should be rich. Her grandfather was a co-creater of an extremely popular comic series, only he sold his rights for barely anything in the '60s. Now that the series is getting a big budget movie, Miriam can't help but be bitter because she needs money for college. Things get more complicated when a new boy comes into town, and happens to
Jan 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley-arcs
RTC closer to release date
Awww, so cute!
May 27, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
dnf at 52% i'm not going to force myself reading this so yeah... i haven't touched it in a month and i tried to get back to it but i'm just bored and the main character is annoying so... i give up
Ugh, my little geek heart felt so single reading this. But it gives me hope I can find another geek out there for me.


This was a really good read, I instantly fell in love with the characters and story by the end of the first chapter. The story had me enthralled from the beginning and truly presented a engaging read.

I thought the characters were fully engaging and Mir was easy to identify with. I liked the fact that the characters appearances were only mentioned a few times, lacing a
Aditi ~ A Thousand Words A Million Books

I received a review copy from Macmillan INTL in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

The minute I read the synopsis to this book, all the way last August, MY NERDY LITTLE HEART WAS OH SO CURIOUS. Two co-creators of a famous superhero comic series, whose families are stuck in years of rivalry and misunderstanding and now their GRANDCHILDREN ARE FALLING FOR EACH OTHER? Yeah, sign me up.

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