Written by Mirka Andolfo
Art by Mirka Andolfo, Gianluca Papi, Fabio Amejia
Edited by Diego Malara, Marco Ricompensa
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: August 8, 2018
Leslie has just turned 25, and if you’re still single at this time than you are entered into the Governmental romance Program. This program, Real Love, will help you find a “suitable mate” for the rest of your life. Suitable meaning, “the same species, heterosexual” relationship.
The “Leader” has made it abundantly clear that same-sex relationships or interspecial relationships are forbidden, as are not so nice thoughts about the Leader. Protestors outside of the Courthouse for the conclusion of a court case of a romance between a Pig and a wolf is carried out, and they are sentenced to prison.
I am enthralled with this story. I’m interested in the world, I want to know more about the characters and I love the sarcastic wit that Leslie and Trish Posess. I’m also in love with the cool blue tones that permeate the art in this comic. It just makes everything pop and brings together the egnimatic characters with a unique backdrop.
Leslie’s really worried about her reoccurring sex dream with tall, white and wolfy, and more importantly how it will affect her future, now that she’s been chosen for the program. Real Love has already set Leslie up with a date, who has no picture and no real information other than they share a lot of the same interests.
The story splits between following Leslie to her date, Her roommate and best friend Trish, trying to console her and researching more about her dream. Which brings her to this amazing bookstore and even better a story about a legend of a white fox and a blue-haired pig. The Plot Thickens.
It culminates with us finally meeting a character I’ve been dying to see. This issue left me with many questions. Who is the wolf? How are they connected? Who is the Leader, how did he come to be? More importantly, what happens next?
I’m totally hooked now.
The Verdict: 9.0/10