I’m halfway through “The Love Bunglers” by Jaime Hernandez, and I don’t know if I have the emotional strength to survive whatever’s going to happen next.

Think these four panels are relatable or heartbreaking? Try reading 30 years worth of stories about these characters, following them from their late teens to their 40s, watching all the ups and downs of their relationships, tagging along for every happy moment and every sad mistake. There’s a level of emotional baggage you can’t just throw on to newly-created characters; I’m watching a pair of exes, and I was there for everything that ever happened to them.

That feeling of living in the past and present simultaneously. The way these things feel like the latest chapter of your own personal epic. The expectations. The awareness of how immature you were back then, and how immature you still are now. I don’t know how this story ends yet, and I’m scared to find out.

How did he make the phrase “I’ll mow down anyone in my path” sound sweet?