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The Hazards of Love Book Two: As Above, So Below

Stan Stanley

The second stunning collection of creator Stan Stanley's YALSA Award-winning, Ignatz Award nominated, critically acclaimed webcomic series, Hazards of Love, continues the epic tale of love, loss, and redemption . . . with a strong possibility of musical numbers.

Welcome back to Bright World! A strange, otherworldly realm of the seemingly impossible, whose flesh-hungry inhabitants rule over any human unlucky enough to fall in! Locked into a cycle of lost memories, broken promises, and the threat of being imminently devoured, the humans in Bright World can only look forward to an existence that promises ceaseless servitude.

This is where troublemaking Queens, New York, teenager Amparo found themself trapped after making a shady deal gone wrong with a suspect feline who then assumed Amparo's identity, name, physical form--everything!

Now, separated from their Brooklyn-based girlfriend, Iolanthe, Amparo must do everything in their power to escape the confines of Bright World and return home to their friends, family, and loved ones, even as they find themself turning into a monster due to the machinations of their sponsor, the enigmatic (and possibly evil) El Ciervo.

But all isn't lost, because Iolanthe hasn't given up on finding the missing Amparo, and neither have her allies from both the land of the dead and the land of Brooklyn. All Amparo has to do is stay alive, but in Bright World, that's no easy feat.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Oni Press
  • Publish Date: Feb 11st, 2025
  • Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.59lb
  • EAN: 9781637154892
  • Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels - FantasyComics & Graphic Novels - LGBTQ+Comics & Graphic Novels - Romance

About the Author

Stanley, Stan: - Stan Stanley makes comics that are sometimes creepy, sometimes funny, but always queer. She's been making comics since she was in high school and has continued doing so throughout various science-related careers when she was supposed to be doing science. Instead, she created Friendly Hostility, The Hazards of Love, and her online journal comic, Stananigans. The Hazards of Love is heavily influenced by the ephemera of the Mexico in which Stan grew up, though she now finds herself in NYC among a lovely crew of weirdos. She lives with her spouse, a large cat, and a larger collection of bones.

Praise for this book

Acclaim for The Hazards of Love Book One:

YALSA Top 10 Great Graphic Novel For Teens

New York Public Library Best Book for Teens

Ignatz Award Nominee for Outstanding Story

"A noir fantasy--part adventure, part love story, all the way spectacularly creepy."-- "Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "
"This rich, fantastical story is brought to life with Stanley's vibrant colors and wonderfully bold lines in artwork that is a joy to look at. The cruelty of Bright World will keep readers fully invested in Fawn's struggle to survive and retain their identity, and the specifics of their nonbinary gender identity, a topic of conversation among several characters, are handled with respect and fidelity."-- "Booklist, Starred Review"
"This fantastical, stunning tale shines in both story and artwork."-- "School Library Journal