Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

Bingo Love

Bingo Love is a story of a same-sex romance that spans over 60 years. A chance meeting at church bingo in 1963 brings Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray together. Through their formative years, these two women develop feelings for each other and finally profess their love for one another.Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid 60’s, Hazel and Mari are reunite...

Details Bingo Love

TitleBingo Love
Release DateDec 1st, 2017
PublisherInclusive Press
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Romance, Lgbt, Fiction, Glbt, Queer

Reviews Bingo Love

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    My heart 😭💔 this was a really sweet story and the art was AMAZING but tbh the writing left something to be desired. It was clunky and awkward at times and ended up taking me out of the story more often than not. It’s a fun read and I definitely caught the feels at times, but it wasn’t the best thing I’ve ever read.
  • Joce (squibblesreads)
  • Krista Regester
    There's a lot of diverse representation in this - I liked the queer love story between the two main characters, Hazel and Mari. Although, I felt that the writing didn't flow as well as it could have. The text felt too scripted and awkward at times.
  • Sara
    I'm really torn with this one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The artwork is absolutely terrific and its wonderful to see such a heartfelt romance with queer characters but the story and supporting characters just don't work for me.The concept is lovely. We meet Elle, an elderly woman living in the year 2038 who is comforting an unidentified young woman who's parents have just kicked her out of the house for being gay. To comfort this person Elle tells...
  • Chad
    A tale of 2 black women who met as teenagers in 1963 and fell in love only to be driven apart by their families. Fifty years later, they meet again at a bingo parlor, immediately reconnecting. Now they must decide if they will pursue their love or deny it to remain with the families they've raised in the intervening years.This will give you all the feels, maybe even make you cry a time or two. Franklin has done a great job of capturing what was a...
  • Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
    3.5 “PoC F/F LOVE” Stars➽ FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: 🏳🌈Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #1.The story of two lovely women of color, falling in love, with lots of cute scenes and hard hitting realistic problems.Let’s start with the things I enjoyed. I loved the concept and storyline, the way we follow the relationship through different stages in their lifetimes, being able to see the struggles our characters had to go through. ...
  • Adiba Jaigirdar
    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a little better. But honestly the book was so cute I will overlook all of that.
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it.
  • Lois
    This was truly sweet. I'm not really a fan of comics, graphic novels or anime but I was truly surprised how much I loved everything about this. I fully intend to purchase and read the other installments in this series. What a sweet and beautiful love story💗
  • Natasha
    Review also on my blog • Twitter • BookstagramRep: f/f romance, black mc, bisexual/pansexual mcTrigger warnings: homophobiaBingo Love is a book that manages to pack a punch in a short space of time. It uses the comic medium to its advantage and is able to amazingly show the connection between two young women living in the 1960s, and the struggles that come with being in a romantic relationship at the time. It's able to make you root for th...
  • Carol Tilley
    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters.
  • ambyr
    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the story exists in the world.
  • Erica
    Well.That's a depressing beginning.2038 and parents are still kicking kids out of their homes because of whom the kids love.Is there no hope?I think that's one of the reasons for this book - there is hope!If that's what you're looking for, you may find it in this book.As you can see by the cover, this is full of delightful pictures.You can also tell that it touches on several topics: Women of color in love with each other from childhood on into t...
  • Kay
    #RWLChallenge: A book with an elderly main character My chest :'( The artwork in this is excellent! Everything is so beautiful. Looking forward to the other books in the series.
  • Devann
    I received a free copy of this book from EdelweissThis was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sad ones as well] and I literally cannot even think of a time another book made me cry AT ALL so that's quite an achievement really. As other people have said, it's not n...
  • Melissa
    I highly recommend you have some tissues with you while reading this! What a beautiful love story and usually love stories make me roll my eyes(hard) but not this one, this one actually touched my heart and I was pretty sure my heart was dead.
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic love through an inclusive lens. The full colour artwork was absolutely gorgeous with representation of full-figured, real women. I definitely recommend this wonderfully ...
  • Ran
    Long lost loves found. They fell in love in 1963, but Hazel and Mari aren't reunited until nearly fifty years later. This story is so sweet but sad when you learn the convention the writer Tee Franklin uses at the end. It's a really positive comic which is just such a lovely change from the usual roundup of superhero and dark comics. (view spoiler)[Not to mention two black girls fall in love and get up getting married (with a long pause in-betwee...
  • Claire
    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ❤ All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ❤️
  • Danielle
    It's fine, I didn't need my heart. Go ahead and grind it under your boot.
  • nova ryder ♥
    I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but I’m glad I decided to check it out from the library instead because this was a total letdown. The concept was great and I think it had a lot of potential but everything felt so rushed. I couldn’t connect to any of the characters. The dialogue felt cheesy and flat to me. I wish the author had drawn it out more and really fleshed out the characters. On the plus side, the art was great.The worst part ...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    The world needs more graphic novels in this vein, but I wanted more here. More character development, more love. There was clearly so much more to these characters and their story, it felt a bit too short and too pat. Love the art.
  • Dov Zeller
    "When Hazel (Elle) Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage."
  • Fabian
    I saw a GoFundMe post for this comic book earlier this year and the art is adorable, the plot line hooked me, and I was so excited to get my copy of this book! I’m torn because on one hand, I love representation and the love story between Hazel and Mari, and the fact the writer took an approach that people had to settle for a fake happiness and how families can be torn apart when you realize they were built on a facade. But there’s a huge pac...
  • Chelsea
    4.5 Stars for some messy definitions of sexuality but overall, this was just beautiful and wonderful and heartbreaking. Such a fantastic, self contained story about coming out later in life. This does such a wonderful job of portraying the pressures on wlw in the past. I don’t entirely love the treatment of James, I just say. However, I truly enjoyed this and it’s the first book in a while to get tears out of me. 4.5 Stars.
  • Rod Brown
    A bittersweet - though heavy on the sweet - romance that succeeds in spite of some odd and unnecessary sci-fi elements and a tendency to asterisk parts of the tale and shunt those events off into digital side stories not included in this volume.
  • Laura
    5 stars for concept and the superb art, but the execution of the storytelling left me wanting. I wish this had been a lot longer to give the story room to breathe. It was very rushed.
  • Sara
    This is so adorable.
  • Artemis
    A sweet queer POC love story for every generation. Two black women, Hazel "Elle" and Mari, first met in a church bingo hall and then at school in the 1960s. After a few years of being close friends, a chance kiss finally made them admit their true feelings for one another, going beyond admiration. However, their families, upon discovering just how close their relationship was, forbade the innocently, healthily in-love girls from ever seeing each ...
  • Sarah
    What a great story that proves in the end that love dies win!