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Love Fights, Vol. 1 (Love Fights #1)

3.4  ·  Rating details ·  163 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
It's hard enough for your average person to get a date with all the anxieties we have in our modern world. For Jack, it's even worse. Where he lives, superheroes are a common sight, flying through the air and showing off their outrageous muscles in their skintight outfits. In comparison, a regular guy must seem boring and puny. So when he meets Nora in the midst of two ste ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published May 11th 2004 by Oni Press (first published 2004)
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Nov 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
This totally charming graphic novel romance is set in a city where it's just another fact of life that superheroes exist. interrupting daily life when they have fights that break up the mid-morning commute. They are the talk of the water cooler and star in the comics, news and tabloids, where they may or not father illegitimate children.

Nora, an assistant for sleazy Ex-pose magazine bumps into inker Jack on the train and interest is piqued on both fronts, but Jack, insecure in a world where girl
Oct 30, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Well, this was a quick read, and I really enjoyed the artwork. The problem is that I'm not totally sure I enjoyed the story. Basically, the story takes place in a Watchmen-style world where superheroes are common and are celebrities, and a romance begins to blossom between a guy who draws comic books (about a superhero, sort of like publicity pamphlets) and a girl who writes for a newsmag tabloid sort of thing that exposes all the gossip and rumors about superheroes. It's interesting, I just did ...more
Hannah Givens
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
I like the idea of a romance comic set in a superhero universe. I liked some of the minor characters and Jack's cat. The art and story were confusing, though -- it took most of the book for me to figure out the characters' actual jobs. The main character also comes off very "Nice Guy," the kind of Nice Guy who thinks women are bitches because they don't want to date him even though he's "nice." The kind who resents other men -- in this case superheroes -- for "stealing" all the women. Bleh. Mayb ...more
Holly Letson
This takes place in a world, where Superheroes and Superheroines are real, and they seem to be looked up to by everyone when being good and hated when going through scandals. That aspect reminds me of *Tiger & Bunny*, but the similarities end at that.
Superheroes aside, this is just another geek-looking-for-a-girlfriend-then-obviously-easily-winning-her-over story. It's OK, but not highly impressive.
I really liked the cat in this story, an
Apr 03, 2009 rated it liked it
The main character is a guy who writes comic books about superheroes but the twist is that superheroes really exist and the comic books exist as publicity for the superheroes.

He is looking for love but feels that with superheroes around women aren't that attracted to regular girls.

Good illustrations. Ok story.
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Watson tried to throw in superheroes
for action, but this graphic novel just came off as a dull soap opera.
Dec 11, 2007 rated it it was ok
I barely remember reading this book, even though I read it in the last couple of years.

Matt Mazenauer
Sep 05, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Cute and kinda sweet, what drew Kate & I to thsi originally, was teh kickassedly unique art style. It's a fun ongoing series with love, gossip, politics, superheroes, and jealous cats all interwoven.
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Nothing special really, kind of a fun quick read.
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Andrew "Andi" Watson (born 1969) is a British cartoonist and illustrator best known for the graphic novels Breakfast After Noon, Slow News Day and his series Love Fights, published by Oni Press and Slave Labor Graphics.

Watson has also worked for more mainstream American comic publishers with some work at DC Comics, a twelve-issue limited series at Marvel Comics, with the majority at Dark Horse Com
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