About Sweet Heart #3
Sweet Heart #3 was written by Dillon Gilbertson. The artwork is done by Francesco Iaquinta and Marco Pagnotta. The lettering is by Saida Temofonte. Sweet Heart is edited by Nicole D’Andria and published by Action Lab Comics.
Maddie is grown up and has dedicated her life to figuring out how to rid the city of the monsters. However, it looks like the project will be more difficult than it seems.
Sweet Heart #3 Review
As many of you know, Sweet Heart is one of my favorite comic series. There are some comics that can sit in your pile until you are ready to read them. There are others that you need to read immediately regardless of where you are and what you are doing. Sweet Heart is one of those comics for me. I am so happy to see this talented team working on more issues of this story!
What I really love about this issue is how it is really starting to open up the plot. Like most comics, the first two issues of Sweet Heart work to set up the story’s universe and introduce the main characters.
I found the first two issues of this series to be extremely scary. As an avid lover of horror, I am desensitized to a lot of scares. However, there is something about the bleak world of Sweet Heart that gets to me.
Issue three still packs the same punch. However, we are now becoming more engrossed in the story of these characters. Maddie, the story’s protagonist, is on the hunt to find a way to eradicate the monsters threatening to kill her and her loved ones.
In issue three of Sweet Heart we learn more about the biology of these creatures. Like most monster stories, the monster’s weakness is not immediately apparent. With the stakes so high, we are locked in for the ride! How do you kill the seemingly invincible?
While Sweet Heart may be an allegory for living with diabetes, I feel that it really shines a light on living with chronic illness in general. Ailments and issues can often feel like battling a monster only you can see. Sweet Heart finds a really exciting way to explore these feelings.
Story aside, Iaquinta and Pagnotta’s art gets better every issue. The world of Sweet Heart is bleak, dark, and unsettling. If the dialogue were removed from this book, the overall atmosphere of the story would not change. This book shows the true power of the artist’s role in the comic medium.
I can’t wait to see what happens to these characters. As a monster lover, I am really excited to learn more about how these creatures work. There are a few more issues of Sweet Heart on their way, and I plan on reading them as soon as they are available.