Heartstopper Webcomic Review

Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman — KickstarterName: Tuesday

Grade: 10

Title: Heartstopper

Author: Alice Oseman

Published: 2019, find it on webtoons here

Call number: YA GN Heartstopper (the first volume is now available in print)

Stars: 5


I have a very hard time deciding, but if I had to choose a favorite comic, it would have to be Heartstopper. This story of the relationship between socially awkward Charlie, and popular jock Nick seems like an average cliche, but Heartstopper is anything but. This comic tackles serious issues with a delicate hand, and treats it’s characters with care. The characters never feel like vessels for drama, and their layered personalities genuinely make them feel like real people. LGBTQ characters in this comic don’t feel like stereotypes, or a definitive voice of LGBTQ people. Alice Oseman also writes wonderful novels based in the same world as Heartstopper. One other great thing about Heartstopper is that it updates a lot. Mad props to the author for being able to put out updates so often. That’s really hard work. Overall, this is one of the best comics I’ve ever read, and I hope you give it a try.

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