Before Twilight and True Blood... There was Eternal Romance!
♥ ROMANCE WITH A SUPERNATURAL TWIST! ♥
ETERNAL ROMANCE creator Janet Hetherington grew up reading all kinds of comic books -- superhero, science fiction, mystery and more -- including (sob! choke!) romance comics. In 1997, there was a sad lack of romance comics on the comic shelves, so Janet decided to write and draw romance stories with a supernatural twist. Using the anthology format popular in romance comics in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Janet has presented stories of vampires, witches, werewolves, mummies and more -- all yearning for love.
Like many popular horror and mystery comics, ETERNAL ROMANCE employs a narrator named DESTINE who has a wise-cracking sidekick cat named ANKH. Of all the love-sick characters in ETERNAL ROMANCE, Destine has the most dating horror stories to tell. She quickly broke away from her narrator role and became the star of the ETERNAL ROMANCE series.
The best stories from the first four issues have been collected into a trade paperback, ETERNALLY YOURS: ILLUSTRATED STORIES OF ETERNAL ROMANCE. This book also features Destine's origin -- the story of how she became an energy vampire.
In 2007, ETERNAL ROMANCE celebrated its 10th anniversary. The stories have been serialized on the MyRomanceStory.com website and appear in color for the first time.
Welcome to the world of ETERNAL ROMANCE, where love endures and it's NEVER THE END.
Here's what critics have to say about Eternal Romance:
"It's a fun title that puts a supernatural twist on the love comics of the '50s and '60s." -- Tony Isabella, Tony's Tips, Comics Buyer's Guide
"A fun, G-rated read that is especially good for preteen girls scouring the comic shelves for anything interesting." -- Beth Hannon Rimmels. Stripped, Long Island Voice
"How about a mushy, trashy comic for the 'Buffy, The Vampire Slayer' audience? Maybe with a science fiction, fantasy or horror slant to each story, if not a bit of all three... a blend of the best of true confession comics and the romantic notions that persist about vampires, werewolves, etc. And here's the best part: it doesn't take itself seriously." -- Lisa DuMond, SF Site/MEviews
In 2008, Janet Hetherington wrote and illustrated a new, contemporary romance story for the GIRLS DRAWN WILD anthology to benefit women in crisis. Janet also created a short video for the story, featuring music by Ottawa composer Derek Audette. The video can be seen on Janet's YouTube channel.