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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 nothing. And practically nothing to look forward to either-how can she afford college when her family can barely kee 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 nothing. And practically nothing to look forward to either-how can she afford college when her family can barely keep a roof above their heads? As if she didn't have enough to worry about, Miriam's life gets much more complicated when a cute boy shows up in town . . . and turns out to be the grandson of the man who defrauded Miriam's grandfather, and heir to the TomorrowMen fortune. In her endearing debut novel, cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks pens a sensitive and funny Romeo and Juliet tale about modern romance, geek royalty, and what it takes to heal the long-festering scars of the past (Spoiler Alert: love).


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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 nothing. And practically nothing to look forward to either-how can she afford college when her family can barely kee 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 nothing. And practically nothing to look forward to either-how can she afford college when her family can barely keep a roof above their heads? As if she didn't have enough to worry about, Miriam's life gets much more complicated when a cute boy shows up in town . . . and turns out to be the grandson of the man who defrauded Miriam's grandfather, and heir to the TomorrowMen fortune. In her endearing debut novel, cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks pens a sensitive and funny Romeo and Juliet tale about modern romance, geek royalty, and what it takes to heal the long-festering scars of the past (Spoiler Alert: love).

30 review for Comics Will Break Your Heart

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sahitya

    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 doesn’t 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 didn’t always feel realistic. It’s probably the firs 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 doesn’t 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 didn’t always feel realistic. It’s probably the first time I actually liked the characters’ internal monologues more than the dialogues because it helped me get to know them better. It was also quite unique to see this book set in rural Canada, which I know nothing about. The small town feel, the contrast between the rich and not so rich part of the town, the helplessness of living in a place where there are not many opportunities - all of this is captured quite well. I also liked the idea of so many people, both old and young finding such joy and contentment with comics. However, the main conflict of the book is supposed to be about the TomorrowMen comics and how Mir’s grandfather was not given his due by Weldon’s and I think the whole past issue was not really explored at all. We only get small glimpses from both the families but we never get the full story and I kinda felt cheated because of that. Miriam was not an easy character to like initially. I thought she was being difficult, but it took some time for me to understand her perspective and struggles. She was just being a very confused teenager, unsure about what to do after graduation, how she would pay for university and if leaving her small town meant losing all her friendships. I obviously didn’t realize her obsession and anger about the comics, considering she never even met her grandfather, but it was nice to see her slowly realize the futility of it and let it all go. In the beginning, Weldon seemed like a spoiled teenager just doing bad things for the fun of it, but soon it was clear he wanted to be noticed and not feel so invisible in his own family. However, he too slowly realizes that isn’t the way to go and becomes slightly more responsible and confident about what he wants for his future. I also enjoyed his changing relationship with his mother and the possibility of them being closer again. There was only a slight conflict between the two of them and I thought it was resolved fairly quickly. There wasn’t much angst and perhaps I was expecting more of it. The development and progression of their friendship was very cute but I truly didn’t feel the chemistry, especially not enough to warrant the decisions towards the end of the book. Everything seemed to resolve fairly quickly and easily too, neatly wrapped up in a bow, which was okay I guess but also made me feel like the stakes were never too high. I would recommend this book if you are looking for a cute high school contemporary with nerdy characters, some fun moments and not much angst. I would suggest not going into it with too much expectations, specifically for the enemies to lovers trope. It was entertaining while I was reading it and left me feeling pleasant.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jen Ryland

    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.) Review on the blog Feb 13 and a giveaway on Feb 15! Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram! Or check out my Jen In Ten reviews on Youtube - get the lowdown on current books in 10-30 seconds!

  3. 5 out of 5

    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 fabu 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 fabulous family, and Mir's household may have been physically shabby, but it was filled with love and parents, who were genuine and supportive. • Pro: Hicks has an obvious love for comics, and some definite feelings about the comic and superhero industry. There is some intriguing commentary in the book that had me nodding my head. I also really liked getting a peek at what goes into writing and illustrating a comic. We got to hear from an artist in the book, as well as tagging along as Mir and her friend attempted to write a comic script. • Con: Don't get me wrong, I really thought the ending was nice and sweet and I was rather happy with the resolutions, but it felt a little rushed to me. • Pro: This wasn't just a romance. Both Weldon and Mir were struggling with some issues relating to letting go and moving on, which were definitely themes for several characters in this book. Mir and Weldon grew over the course of the book, and it was clear in the way their approach to this issues changed. Overall: An adorable romance with a side of coming-of-age and geekery, which was fun and light and smile inducing. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)

    ~*Check out my blog at The Bent Bookworm!*~ 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 ~*Check out my blog at The Bent Bookworm!*~ 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 of high school with the usual amount of trepidation and flailing about as they try to figure out their place in the world and what they want to do with their lives. They meet by sheer accident, when Weldon's misbehavior prompts his high-powered, fame and fortune focused father to send him away for the summer, to his aunt and uncle's house in the small town he has rarely seen. Despite his undercurrent of resentment and propensity for lying, Weldon is charismatic and charms just about everyone he meets. Mir has a work ethic to rival most adults, desperate to rise above her family's extreme economy of existence. I liked that she didn't seem embarrassed by her admittedly rather eccentric parents, but she knew that their choices were not going to be hers. I could understand her resentment of being forced to the extremes of frugal living - such as buying a second hand Monopoly and painting rocks to replace the missing pieces. The cast of side characters was endearing too, even if I felt that their stories were left unfinished. I loved Mir's friends Evan and Raleigh, and I hope maybe the author plans to write more about them at some point. Evan especially! He was just so sweet and kind and clearly cared so much about Mir. I really liked that even though he wanted to care about her in a more-than-friends way, when she said made it clear she wasn't interested he completely dropped it, but remained a great friend. A lot of guys could take a lesson! :P The Romeo/Juliet plot was a little weak, mostly because of its predictability. The adults of the two families have had some hard feelings in the past, but their reasons for estrangement sound weak, especially the way Weldon's aunt presents her case. 4/5 stars. I loved the descriptions of fandoms and comics, and Comic Con. It definitely appeals to the inner (and not so inner) nerd! Blog | Twitter | Bloglovin | Instagram | Google+

  5. 4 out of 5

    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 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 the works, and while Weldon's family stands to profit hugely, Miriam's will see not a dime, despite the 20-year lawsuit waged by her grandfather to undo the shoddy deal he unwittingly agreed to. When Miriam and Weldon meet, they each carry their families' baggage, but their mutual love of comics as well as their own personal struggles to figure out their futures draw them together and help them move past the animosity that's lingered for so long. This is a quick, fun read, with touching moments too, and has some lovely scenes that highlight the intricacies and quirks of best friendships, relationships between teens and their parents, and the heartaches and worries that come with making decisions about where to go in life. Comics Will Break Your Heart is also a terrific ode to the glories of fandom, culminating in a visit to (of course) San Diego Comic-Con. I'm sure everyone with a secret geeky obsession will relate to the characters' reactions to entering geek heaven: In a flash he saw everything as she saw it, the madness and energy but also the joyful heart of the convention. "Oh, wow," she whispered. "Comics made all of this." Highly recommended! Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley. Full review at Bookshelf Fantasies.

  6. 4 out of 5

    JM Cabral

    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? There’s 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 tha 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? There’s 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 were equal parts sweet and savory, but all in all romantic. And that’s exactly what I thought when I read it. Read on to know my thoughts about Faith Erin Hicks’ new book. I see no point in denying that I came and stayed for the romance aspect of this book. Miriam’s grandfather, Micah Kendrick, co-created the famous, crowd-favorite comic, the TomorrowMen, with Joseph Warrick, who happens to be Weldon’s grandfather. And after a messy legal case that lasted for years, the Kendricks lost possession of the said comic, leaving Mir and her family with practically nothing. Mir had every right to avoid Weldon just because of the looming history that their families undoubtedly share, but fate obviously had other plans for them. Once they met, sparks were literally everywhere. And I very much appreciated the fact that lots of forces were driving them apart, but against all odds, they still found ways to be together. (Wow, that sounded cheesy, but I CANNOT HELP IT, I’m sorry!) I enjoyed reading this love story not just because it was sweet and romantic. The whole narrative is original, and I feel like I’ve never read anything quite like it. Their banter was also enjoyable to read, paving the way for me to fully appreciate this rom-com. The A+ family dynamics were quite noteworthy too! Mir’s parents, Stella and Henry, were supportive, resourceful, content, and frugal, and I actually felt like they were Filipino parents just because of the traits that they possessed. There’s an admirable thing in living a simple life and I can’t help but commend them for it—even though, just like Miriam, I have an undeniable need for reliable internet. And even though they weren’t fully able to pay for every single thing that Mir wanted, and yes, I’m talking about a secure college plan, they still made it a point to instill her with good values and show their love and support in what little way they can. As for Weldon, the fact that he came from a broken family added a new perspective and a lot more depth into the story. I appreciated that, even though he was practically banished to an isolated area in Canada for most of the story, he learned to accept and love it in the end, turning a punishment into a positive thing, and he even found love in the process! As for David and Emma, Weldon’s parents, they might not have lots of exposure, but I knew that they had their own battles to conquer and so I loved their presence all the same. Another thing that I loved about this novel was the fact that it tackled the hardships that come with being practical and dreaming big, especially in terms of tertiary education. Lots of students, whether they be Filipino or not, are confused as to what they want to do after high school. The future can sometimes be a scary topic for lots of people, especially for the youth, and so I very much appreciated the way that this was somehow brought to light through Miriam and her struggle in finding and honing her passion. There’s a certain part of the story that shows just how conflicted Miriam is about what she’s going to do after HS, and even though she had her heart set in studying out of province, she still didn’t have any concrete plans as to what she actually wanted to do and pursue. However, just as I predicted, she later on works things out for herself, ensuring an exciting future for herself. In my own personal way, I felt like this was the author’s way of telling her readers that we don’t need to think about stuff too far ahead and sometimes, it’s okay to go into the future without well-thought of plans. Life’s all about experiencing the ups and downs in making decisions and that’s what makes it fun and memorable. Audiobook Review: Thanks to the generosity of the people from Macmillan Audio, I was also approved to listen to the audiobook program of Comics Will Break Your Heart in advance as narrated by Carly Robins! Now what I absolutely adored about the program is that the narrator did such an amazing job at breathing life into every single character in the story. From Mir, to Weldon, to Stella… Name it and Carly Robins probably gave him / her a unique voice. I breezed through it because I easily fell in love with her parlance and diction and I was amazed at how she turned all of the confrontation scenes into such lively and tense moments. “Comics Will Break Your Heart is an awesome novel perfect to read for the summer. It features a cute, conservative, and very relatable romance, and a coming-of-age topic that I’m sure lots of teens will appreciate. Miriam and Weldon, at least to me, seemed realistic because of their problems and so I didn’t have a hard time believing in them and their story. It’s a fast-paced masterpiece that reads like a centuries-old rom-com that no doubt fans of Morgan Matson, Jenny Han, Maurene Goo, and Siobhan Vivian would certainly enjoy.” Huge thanks to my friends from Macmillan International and Fierce Reads for sending me a review copy and Macmillan Audio for letting me listen to the audiobook program of this title in exchange for an honest review. This did not, in any way, affect my overall opinion of the book and/or the story.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Shelby

    “Comics Will Break Your Heart” was a book I got at YALLFest and was really looking forward to. The premise of two teenagers—who 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 didn’t 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 w “Comics Will Break Your Heart” was a book I got at YALLFest and was really looking forward to. The premise of two teenagers—who 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 didn’t 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 handled in a very common way. We’ve got the hate-to-love trope thrown into the mix, which wasn’t done exceptionally well. I personally thought that a lot of the plot changes didn’t have good transitions. If an event occurred, something would change, but the author didn’t make it very clear what caused things to change. I noticed this in many different circumstances throughout the book. I also felt that the dialogue didn’t flow with the book— it felt very scripted and stiff. Dialogue between characters is one of my favorite elements in any book, and the enjoyment factor wasn’t there for me with this book’s dialogue. Another thing I think could have been improved upon was the timeline. We get a lot of history about the Warrick/Kendrick comic feud, but the times aren’t clear. However, this is an ARC, so this is subject to change. I just noticed that, in this copy, there were lots of contradictions in terms of when comics were made, when people were alive, etc. My final critique for this book is the pacing. I wasn’t enthralled with the book. In fact, I unfortunately found it pretty boring for the most part. It’s a 340 page book, but I think it could’ve been condensed to around 300, if not less than that. There were a lot of periods in the book where nothing happened. While I didn’t expect lots of action, considering this is a contemporary novel, I expected more overall. I did quite like how Miriam, a main character, struggled with a variety of different issues, relationship, friendship, and future wise. She was struggling with losing a friend, what she wanted to do in the future—stay home or go away to a university— and what she wanted with Weldon. This part of the book was handled very well, although there were some elements they didn’t quite wrap up at the end. I love the setting in Canada. I don’t read much Canadian fiction, whether the author is Canadian or the book is set there, but I liked reading this book. I believe it is set in Nova Scotia. Finally, I thought the characters were developed really well. Miriam and Weldon were both very fleshed out and they were written to seem very real. While their dialogue was uncomfortably stiff, other than that their relationship and their individual personalities were done well.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jessie_Book

    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.

  9. 5 out of 5

    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.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)

    2.5 stars. This book felt way too surface level, and the romance was on the boring side.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    3.5 stars - Cute read but there was one nagging question that was never answered and OCD-me needed it answered (view spoiler)[How much was the settlement paid to Stella and where the heck did it go??? (hide spoiler)] . It stayed true to the comic genre and never appeared fake so major props for that :)

  12. 5 out of 5

    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 f 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 face of their respective families' profoundly bitter history. After a spell of bad behavior and bad choices, Weldon Warrick is relegated to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle in the tiny East Coast town of Sandford, Nova Scotia. While exploring the rundown Emporium of Wonders comics shop in Sandford's small downtown, Weldon meets Miriam Kendrick, working at the counter. It is Miriam who first puts together that Weldon is a Warrick from that family. For Mir and her family, the Warrick family has been and continues to be a source of painful memories, anger and soured feelings. Mir's grandfather, Micah Kendrick, was the original artist behind the exceedingly popular comic strip the TomorrowMen, which was started in the 1960s with friend Joseph Warrick. A horrible and lengthy legal battle followed the families for years as Micah unknowingly sold rights at a bargain and Joseph Warrick essentially took TomorrowMen from the Kendrick family and began a separate comics empire that blossomed into a hugely successful conglomerate. Mir's hatred of the Warrick family rests mostly on the unfairness of it all: Mir sees the immense wealth of present-day Warrick Studios- an empire she sees as stolen from her family- and compares it with her own family's relative lower-income stature and feels the burn of it all. Mir thinks about how much she works, how desperately she saves her money and constantly worries about how she might be able to afford university, and finds it desperately ironic, strange, and possibly laughable that she finds herself drawn to the grandson of Joseph Warrick...(similarly in how Weldon is captivated and drawn in by Miriam and her family). Hicks tells such an intriguing and thoughtfully layered story here: of arguments behind 'owning' art, of profiting off of art, and the trail of spite and burnout that theft of art- whether determined as legal or not- causes; of a teen's worry about their life beyond high school and their small town, and of the friends who don't want to leave; and of desire for an unfamiliar person and for an unknown life that are terrifying, dazzling, and assumed to be out-of-reach. While a portion of story energy is spent on detailing the Kendrick-Warrick history, it is a fascinating component of Comics Will Break Your Heart, and necessary to better understand Miriam, and the developments that occur in Mir and Weldon's relationship. From Sandford all the way to San Diego Comic Con (which does indeed make an appearance later in the story!), Weldon and Mir's story is keenly thoughtful, quiet yet incredible all at once, with the world of comics- and the richly imagined, fictitious TomorrowMen - as a backdrop to their story. Overall, a thoughtful, engrossing, and felt contemporary young adult title. The relationship between Mir and Weldon is especially achingly beautifully, though the entire story is very well-developed and wonderfully unexpected. For readers who appreciate their YA on the quieter, unhurried, but emotionally powerful side- think along the lines of Jennifer E. Smith, Susin Nielsen, Lisa Moore, or Nina LaCour- Comics Will Break Your Heart is a fantastic pick. I received a copy of this title courtesy of Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and comments are my own.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    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 relat 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 relationship with each other because of their families' history with gaining the rights to a certain comic book series. Weldon and Mir's grandfathers were the co-creators of The TomorrowMen, an ultra-famous comic book series that is soon getting a movie. The only problem? Mir's family doesn't get any sales revenue from the franchise. Did I also mention that neither family approves of them seeing each other? Comics Will Break Your Heart is sold as a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. This is where my main problem with this book comes into play; there is literally no good reason for the families to disapprove of Weldon and Mir's relationship. At the time the book takes place, the settlement for the rights to The TomorrowMen franchise is over, and all that's left is some hard feelings. But why? Neither Weldon nor Miriam had anything to do with their parent's issues. I think that these negative feelings were played out in an unrealistic way, especially since the novel takes place in modern times, and not the era of Romeo and Juliet. I have to give this book some credit for making the main conflict just as childish as Shakespeare's original play. I also didn't care for the ending, but maybe that's because I didn't like Mir and Weldon's relationship in general. There's also a scene in which the couple fights towards the end; again, I thought it was juvenile and just didn't make sense, even for supposedly immature 16-year-olds. So that's my beef with Comics Will Break Your Heart. I didn't like it that much. The fact that I read it may have even broken my heart.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Stacie

    RTC closer to release date

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    Awww, so cute!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    I could happily read comic book/con related stories and nothing else and be totally happy. Full RTC

  17. 5 out of 5

    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. Miriam’s grandfather spent his life trying to get the rights back – or at 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. Miriam’s grandfather spent his life trying to get the rights back – or at least some fair payment for his creation. As a result, though, Miriam and her family are fairly poor, and living in the same small Nova Scotia town where the Tomorrow Men started. Weldon Warrick is the grandson of Joseph Warrick, and heir to Warrick Studios, the publisher of the Tomorrow Men. Weldon is rich, but acts out a lot, and ends up sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Nova Scotia for the summer, while his father sets about making the Tomorrow Men movie happen. When Weldon and Miriam meet, there’s an immediate spark, but when they find out more about each other, there’s also a wariness. Can they get past the sins of the past to be together? The best part about this book is how alive and honest it was about this family feud over comic book rights – and how that resentment and fight trickled down to Miriam and Weldon, the two protagonists caught in a Romeo and Juliet situation. I completely understood Mir’s resentment and bitterness, Weldon’s guilt, and how much they had to get past just to fight for a beginning together. Like a comic book, I also liked how this book focused on so many other aspects of Miriam’s life as well, like her slowly changing friendship dynamics, and the class and overtly struggles in small town Canada. Weldon’s family dynamics were a bit more typical for YA but done well. The romance was cute, but maybe a bit too young for my liking. And for the life of me, I couldn’t quite get into Mir and Weldon’s headspaces enough. I wanted to be there, but it felt like we were only scratching the surface of who they were. THE FINAL WORD: Comics Will Break Your Heart was a good book that got me thinking a lot about the commercialization of art, but I wish it had gotten me more invested with the characters. Still, it was a unique book that dealt with issues I’ve not seen a lot of in YA – class and poverty, and how they shape a teen’s future. A very solid YA debut for comic book writer and artist Faith Erin Hicks.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mikayla Tewksbury

    This contemporary YA story is a Romeo and Juliet-esque story filled with geekery and comics. Miriam is the granddaughter of Micah Kendrick, who was the original artist for and co-creator of the TomorrowMen comic book entity. Weldon is the grandson of Joseph Warrick, the other co-creator of the TomorrowMen comics. Legal battles over the rights of the company have led to the Kendricks and Warricks filled with animosity toward each other, much to the chagrin of Mir and Weldon. The only thing I felt This contemporary YA story is a Romeo and Juliet-esque story filled with geekery and comics. Miriam is the granddaughter of Micah Kendrick, who was the original artist for and co-creator of the TomorrowMen comic book entity. Weldon is the grandson of Joseph Warrick, the other co-creator of the TomorrowMen comics. Legal battles over the rights of the company have led to the Kendricks and Warricks filled with animosity toward each other, much to the chagrin of Mir and Weldon. The only thing I felt the story lacked was more character development. I would have liked to see a bit more depth within the characters in the story, however, I felt like the atmosphere and plot made up for it. I recommend this story to anyone who enjoyed Geekerella or Queens of Geek! *I received an ARC of this story from NetGalley, all opinions are entirely my own.*

  19. 4 out of 5

    Emilie

    3.5 stars This book was fun read and delved into comic book culture in an interesting way. I really enjoyed the characters, but I also felt lime it didn’t really say much. It was pretty predictable and not much really got resolved. I’m torn about that, but I kinda liked it because it did seem somewhat realistic because of that. Some of the conversations seemed a little unrealistic, but it didn’t really detract too much from the story, but it could be something to work on. All in all, an entertain 3.5 stars This book was fun read and delved into comic book culture in an interesting way. I really enjoyed the characters, but I also felt lime it didn’t really say much. It was pretty predictable and not much really got resolved. I’m torn about that, but I kinda liked it because it did seem somewhat realistic because of that. Some of the conversations seemed a little unrealistic, but it didn’t really detract too much from the story, but it could be something to work on. All in all, an entertaining read. For a author who’s focus thus far has been graphic novels, this was a successful departure from that and if she decides to write another prose book, I could really see it being even more so.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mah Marino | Happy Reading Co.

    [see full review at Happy Reading Co.] This book was given to me by NetGalley for an honest review [3.5/5 stars] When I received this book for review, I was thrilled that we were going to have a modern Romeo and Juliette story involving comic books. For those who don’t know, I love reading comic books and during my teenage / 20s I was obsessed with them. So naturally, I dived right in this story. We see Mir, from a very small down called Sandford in Nova Scotia (Canada) go on with her small time lif [see full review at Happy Reading Co.] This book was given to me by NetGalley for an honest review [3.5/5 stars] When I received this book for review, I was thrilled that we were going to have a modern Romeo and Juliette story involving comic books. For those who don’t know, I love reading comic books and during my teenage / 20s I was obsessed with them. So naturally, I dived right in this story. We see Mir, from a very small down called Sandford in Nova Scotia (Canada) go on with her small time life and hoping that she’ll be able to see the “big world” out there. She is the grand-daughter of the creator and illustrator of the famous TomorrowMen, but due to a copyright battle her family settled down and lost all the rights to the comic. And on the other side of this story we have Romeo Weldon, the grandson of the other creator of the TomorrowMen. He lived in the middle of the fame and fortune of the comics, and his parents were both very invested in making the movie for the comics a hit. But when his behavior gets him send to his uncle’s house in Sandford, his life gets intertwined with Mir’s. What I loved about this book is all the geekness around comics. As a comic book reader, we don’t get MC talking and getting excited about comics that often (which to me is kind of sad). Both of the MCs were easy to like and the supporting characters were also very lovable – special mention to Evan, the greatest geek in this story! I loved how their love for comics shaped what they wanted to do with their futures. The negative of this story is that the conflict between the characters was rather shallow and easily solved. There wasn’t any specific struggle or any real problem between. But overall I really enjoyed the read and recommend this book for anyone that’s looking for a light, funny read.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Haileyreads

    Mir’s grandfather sold the rights to the comic he co-created for next to nothing. Now the comic is mega popular and Mir feels cheated. Weldon’s grandfather also co-created that comic and created Warrick Studio’s. But Weldon after some trouble at school gets shipped off to his aunt and uncles for the summer. I really loved this one! Possibly because I’ve slowly been getting into comics and this heavily involved comics. The relationships we great in this I felt like they were very authentic. And I l Mir’s grandfather sold the rights to the comic he co-created for next to nothing. Now the comic is mega popular and Mir feels cheated. Weldon’s grandfather also co-created that comic and created Warrick Studio’s. But Weldon after some trouble at school gets shipped off to his aunt and uncles for the summer. I really loved this one! Possibly because I’ve slowly been getting into comics and this heavily involved comics. The relationships we great in this I felt like they were very authentic. And I love that the budding relationship between MC’s went slowly. I definitely recommend if you’re getting into comics like me or if you’re interested in a Romeo and Juliet contemporary retelling.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Annamae

    Thank you to NetGalley for an E-ARC copy of Comics Will Break your Heart in exchange for an honest review. Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin HIcks is an enjoyable contemporary YA Romance. It's small town Canadian setting along with the relevant topics covered that are applicable to all adolescents such as first love, changing friendships, forgiveness, and leaving home. The characters are likable, each with their own faults. I recommend it for readers who love the Marvel Universe.

  23. 5 out of 5

    William Davis

    I needed this so badly. Equal parts contemporary YA romance and geeky comic booky nerdom, Comics Will Break Your Heart got me out of a YA funk. And for that, I'm thankful. I'm not much of a reviewer on these things. I don't want to rehash the plot, which I enjoyed. The characters, they were great. I was pulling for them to the very end. Oh and the end, it didn't disappoint either. I highly recommend this book to readers of Rainbow Rowell, Jeff Zentner, Becky Albedontknowhowtospellhername, and the l I needed this so badly. Equal parts contemporary YA romance and geeky comic booky nerdom, Comics Will Break Your Heart got me out of a YA funk. And for that, I'm thankful. I'm not much of a reviewer on these things. I don't want to rehash the plot, which I enjoyed. The characters, they were great. I was pulling for them to the very end. Oh and the end, it didn't disappoint either. I highly recommend this book to readers of Rainbow Rowell, Jeff Zentner, Becky Albedontknowhowtospellhername, and the like.

  24. 4 out of 5

    K Whatsherface

    I should probably write something. This book came out the 12th. I finished late the 13th. I may like this book a little bit. This is the fluffy goodness I love. Mir did annoy me at points, so did Weldon. Weldon's mom is weird. Evan is a saint. Raleigh...I'm not sure what to say about her. Jamie is a half a character at best. And what happened to berg? We stop seeing him like halfway through the book. You think we would at least hear about a family friend again. I wish we got more of the side cha I should probably write something. This book came out the 12th. I finished late the 13th. I may like this book a little bit. This is the fluffy goodness I love. Mir did annoy me at points, so did Weldon. Weldon's mom is weird. Evan is a saint. Raleigh...I'm not sure what to say about her. Jamie is a half a character at best. And what happened to berg? We stop seeing him like halfway through the book. You think we would at least hear about a family friend again. I wish we got more of the side characters because it would have been nice knowing more about the people that are suppose to be important to Mir's life.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Williams

    I really wanted to like this one. The story was cute but hardly unique. It was a Romeo and Juliet but with a little bit of comics talk. The narrative was weak and the writing style elementary. I think the author shows potential, but this is was clearly a work from a young author who lacks refining. However, I look forward to reading more from her as she matures in her craft.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

    I really wanted to like the book but it didn't grab me at the beginning and the fact that there wasn't much going on in the story didn't lend itself to keeping me interested. There was a thin plot thrown in there but not even a ooey-gooey insta-romance swooniness nor super awesome geek humor to get me laughing-- there wasn't anything there unfortunately.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jason

    A paradox of a book - I wanted to read it quickly to find out how it ends but I didn't want it to end. A sweet and gentle slow burn romance that made my heart happy. As with most comics, it was a self contained story but I closed it hoping for a sequel.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Two houses, each alike in dignity... and with surnames that have great meaning to the geeks of the world. This is a story about growing up, finding your place, and following your heart. The story begins with Mir, who lives in the small town of Sandford in Nova Scotia, Canada; she is diligent and hard working, doing her best to get into university, putting every cent into a savings account. Then enters Weldon Warrick into her life. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Two houses, each alike in dignity... and with surnames that have great meaning to the geeks of the world. This is a story about growing up, finding your place, and following your heart. The story begins with Mir, who lives in the small town of Sandford in Nova Scotia, Canada; she is diligent and hard working, doing her best to get into university, putting every cent into a savings account. Then enters Weldon Warrick into her life. Yeah, that Warrick. As in the Warricks who run Warrick Studios. The Warrick Studios that publish the Tomorrowmen comics. The Warrick Studios that is debuting the trailer for the Tomorrowmen movie at Comic Con. The Tomorrowmen that Mir's grandfather co-created with Weldon Warrick's grandfather. Wealthy Weldon represents everything that Mir's family lost and doesn't have and she is resentful for that. But, as she soon learns, she and her family represent everything that money can't buy and all that Weldon wants. It'll be more than Skylord that flies this summer... I really enjoyed this novel, and loved both narrators, who have great voices. Neither are perfect, making them all the more real and makes you want to root for them even more. There's no insta-love, but there is definitely insta-curiosity, which leads both Mir and Weldon to seek the other out and learn more, developing feelings slowly, which I love.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Laura (bbliophile)

    I'm still not sure whether to give this a 2 or a 3 star rating so I'm leaving it blank for now. Anyway, full review to come soon, I guess. Sigh.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Morgan (The Bookish Beagle)

    This wasn't a bad book but personally I was disappointed. It wasn't nearly as shippy or feelsy as I hoped and I didn't think Miriam's friend group was very strong either. I did like that it was set in Canada and seemed very Canadian (to this American at least). I haven't read many books set in Canada and I found the slight cultural differences interesting. I don't need a lot of plot to enjoy a book but I do need to feel connected to the characters and I didn't, which made the story drag. It also This wasn't a bad book but personally I was disappointed. It wasn't nearly as shippy or feelsy as I hoped and I didn't think Miriam's friend group was very strong either. I did like that it was set in Canada and seemed very Canadian (to this American at least). I haven't read many books set in Canada and I found the slight cultural differences interesting. I don't need a lot of plot to enjoy a book but I do need to feel connected to the characters and I didn't, which made the story drag. It also felt like there was a lot of nerd bashing ironically. Lots of gatekeeping- many characters make it clear that they think the only real nerds and real comic book fans are the ones who have read comics from the beginning and know every little thing. As someone who loves comic book movies and definitely appreciates but doesn't read a lot of comic books, it felt really exclusionary. "Fake Geeks", rose tinted glasses for Comic Con before it became all "Hollywood" and the like. There was a lot of good story content about Miriam being unsure what to do with her future, and the myriad of paths people can take after graduation from high school. I think that's always really valuable and relatable in young adult books. But yeah, unfortunately I'm walking away with more of a negative feeling than a positive one.

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