Boyfriends. Volume One

A WEBTOON Unscrolled Graphic Novel

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Pub Date Nov 21 2023 | Archive Date Jan 17 2024

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Description

Boy meets boy . . . meets boy . . . meets boy!

Jock, Goth, Nerd, and Prep are all juniors in college. But studying is the last thing on their minds as they are mainly interested in getting a boyfriend. Or multiple boyfriends.

The first two to couple up are Goth (cool and sexy) and Nerd (bubbly and flirty). As their budding relationship deepens, they can’t deny their chemistry with Goth’s other friends, Jock (sweet and easygoing) and Prep (sensitive and anxious). Nerd suggests they try something totally brand new to all of them: a polyamorous relationship. Everyone’s game to try, because they all agree the only thing better than one cute boyfriend…is three cute boyfriends!

But the transition isn’t so smooth, as Jock and Prep have issues of their own to settle, and all four need to learn how to make their new polycule work. Through navigating the adventures of dating life, the boyfriends come to understand themselves and each other in new and profound ways.

Laugh-out-loud funny and always heartwarming, Boyfriends. is filled to the brim with moments of pride big and small.

Collects episodes 1–55 of the delightful WEBTOON comic Boyfriends.

Boy meets boy . . . meets boy . . . meets boy!

Jock, Goth, Nerd, and Prep are all juniors in college. But studying is the last thing on their minds as they are mainly interested in getting a...


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ISBN 9781990259784
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
PAGES 304

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This was exactly the silly, adorable graphic novel I wanted it to be! I laughed, I smiled, and I fell in love with each quirky character. The art was also so delightfully colorful, I absolutely adored it! It’s not a serious look into poly relationships if that’s what your looking for, but it IS a goofy fun time with some incredibly dumb gays. And to me, that’s perfection.

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This book is a delightful introduction to the jock, the prep, the goth, and the nerd and their glorious romances amongst each other!

I was so excited when I found out this was becoming a physical book! I cannot wait to see it on shelves!

This is your warm cup of comfort in the form of romance, understanding, and cotton candy colored delight.

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I loved reading this when it first started on WEBTOON and found myself loving it just as much now! An adorable story following a queer polycule as they navigate their relationship.

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This was just the actual cutest thing ever! I really loved everything about these four boys and how they fall into love together. I like how each of them is a stereotype (Goth, Nerd, Prep, and Jock) and how they're just so much more than their stereotype. I love how sweet and kind they all were with each other and how they talked about things and how respectful they always were. Plus, the artwork is just the cutest ever. I loved everything about this story and can't wait for more!

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If you're looking for something light, cute and full of representation look no further. This series is spun-sugar. Its the cotton candy at a fair. Each of the boys are so cute and you get to see them learn about each other and how to navigate a poly relationship together and try to get through their days.

This is definitely more of a snippet style than it is a linear plot, but that comes from it's origin as a webtoon. It feels like a weekly comic strip in the best ways and each little story builds upon the last as they open up to each other and learn to be more comfortable with who they love. I was smiling the entire time I read this, and I cannot recommend it enough.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for allowing me to review!

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I loved this graphic novel. It was a super cute (both the story and the art style.) I liked that the poly romance felt balanced between all the guys, and the interactions between them all were adorable. I highly recommend reading this title. It is very heartwarming and gave me major cozy vibes while reading it!

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This book has a beautiful coming of age as a cute Graphic Novel. I am always looking for new YA reads especially when they show different prospectives of teens. The imagery was beautiful and the story flowed well I am looking forward to seeing volume 2 and getting them ordered for my branch.

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What a fun and inclusive little graphic novel! The colour palette was a breath of fresh air and perfectly conveys the relaxed vibe of the story. We follow 4 characters on mini adventures as they try to understand their attraction to each other. There is bisexual, pansexual, gay, transgender representation, which is rarely seen together in media. This is a collection of just over 50 shorts that are adorable and perfect for people who want a lighthearted LGBTQ+ story or are fans of the Boys Love universe.

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Boyfriends is an adorable slice of life romance graphic novel about a group of boys dating one another. I read some of the original webtoon a long time ago, and when I saw that there was going to be a physical release, I was so excited. This is one of those stories I come back to when I’m feeling sad and need a pick-me-up. It never fails to make me smile with its cute and brightly colored art and fun characters.

The story isn’t very complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. I rather like the fact that it is a simple story about a sweet polyamorous relationship between four guys. I like that there is representation for a few different sexualities within the group of guys as well as there being trans representation, which I somehow missed during my first read-through way back when, but was super excited to see during this second read. That’s something else that I like about the story, everything is taken casually and normalized. Which is how it should be, but for a person who grew up deeply (we’re talking Narnia levels) of closeted from a heavily conservative family and only just recently in adulthood started to accept themselves for who they are, this is something that just feels really good.

Something else I really like about this story and the characters is the fact that they COMMUNICATE with one another. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read romance type books where the main conflict is simply non-communication or miscommunication and problems that could be solved by a five minute conversation. I like that everyone talks things through with one another and I like that there is emphasis on consent.

The art is very cute and pretty. I adore the sort of bright, but also pastel palette. I also really enjoy that each of the characters has their own sort of aesthetic.

All in all, this is a very lovely little graphic novel and it makes me happy every time I read it. I plan to buy the physical copies whenever they are available. Thanks so much to Netgalley and Webtoon Unscrolled for the digital ARC!

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A poly ship that's wholesome is just what the world needs. I love the author's choice of naming them for their aesthetics and not their actual names. Goth is by far my favorite, but I love them all so so much. Read this originally on WEBTOON and I cannot wait to spend money on every volume.

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This is a sweet slice-of-life comics collection that follows four college boys navigating a polyamorous relationship. There's not much plot, but there is character and relationship growth. It discusses a few topics, such as sex, that may make it best for older teens or adults. Overall, the LGBT+ representation is great and the art style is perfect for a light, quick read!

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I've been a reader of Boyfriends in webcomic form for quite some time, and I'm very excited to see it's being published in print! The art is beautiful and I love the story. There's a surprising amount of depth in the character development, especially considering that the characters are never given names. Each of them has a distinct and vibrant personality, and it's really fun to watch them grow as characters through their interactions with one another. Also, it's great to see polyamorous characters represented in media. They're still pretty rare, so I'm glad Boyfriends is out there being adorable and wholesome to introduce people to the topic.

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One of the most adorable Webtoons publications I have read so far. I did not get a chance to read this webtoon comic on the website, but I am glad that more webtoons are starting to be published regularly. I thought the idea of this comic was cute and interesting since I do no know much about polyamory, except from what I read about in the past. Each character was unique in their own way with their own personality that somehow worked well with the rest. The art work was pretty and nice, while also working well with common anime gestures. The story and small sections were funny and interesting to read. Overall, I really loved this volume of the comic.

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I am so happy to see joyful queer and polyamorous representation in literature and graphic novels. The story includes a pansexual nerdy man, bisexual jock man, a goth trans man, and gay preppy man all starting a polycule for the first time.
The relationship between the four boys is done well, with open conversations about boundaries and rules to ensure everyone feels good about the arrangement.
It is a little silly and cute and over the top, but for me that makes it fun, happy, and joyful. You can’t help but smile at the pastel art and the adorable and funny situations the boys get into.
I would recommend it for adult collections because the characters are in college.
Will be purchasing and I can’t wait for the next volume!

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I loved everything about this! I never read this as a webtoon so this was all knew to me and I loved all the characters so much. Prep was my personal favorite but u I loved all the boyfriends with all my soul. I honestly have nothing constructive to say other than I need more of these characters right now!

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I had no idea what to expect going into this apart from the fact that it looked adorable and very queer! It was in fact adorable and very queer and I absolutely loved it! This is a super cute, fun and easy to read comic about a bunch of awkward queer guys getting into a polyamorous relationship. There’s so many adorable moments and I just loved the characters. Yes the characters lean very hard into their stereotypes but I think that’s kind of the point! I would love to read more from this series and would definitely recommend!!

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If you want a webcomic series that is fun, colorful, full of body positivity, inclusivity, and a positive representation of polyamory, this is the series for you. All the characters are supportive of each other, show genuine love, and are just plain lovely.

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This is so amazing!!! So I was originally a fan of the WEBTOON series version of this title and I’m so glad it’s getting its own book I love it! Definitely a sweet comic.

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This graphic novel is cuteness to the max! The four characters remain unnamed but each shines with personality, style, and their own approach to intimacy and being in a polycule. They also represent a diverse intersection of sexuality and gender: gay, bi, pan, ace, and trans. So many of the chapters made me laugh out loud, like the preppy guy being so oblivious to the others flirting with him. Much like a cute romcom anime, the chapters put the boyfriends into different kinds of situations: group date at an amusement park, emergency study session, shopping, and an iconic beach episode. This is definitely a light, fluffy, feel good comic that's sure to make you smile!

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