Friday, April 5, 2013
Husbands Graphic Novel - Paul's Review
***I received an ecopy of this comic book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***
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Web series: Youtube
Authors: Jane Espenson, Brad Bell, Ben Dewey, and Tania del Rio
Illustrators: Ron Chan and Natalie Nourigat
Year Published: 2013
Release Date: April 9, 2013
Synopsis: Written by Husbands creators Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell, this is the comic-book continuation of the sitcom phenom. Husbands tells the story of famous gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks, who sparked a media firestorm when they woke up legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Now, a mystical wedding gift launches the couple on a series of adventures-a tongue-in-cheek journey through iconic genre realms-filled with obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Follow Brady and Cheeks into a superhero showdown, a fairytale fantasy, a Holmesian mystery, an epic galactic battle, a madcap high school romp, and a saucy secret-spy thrill ride. Includes bonus "making of" material and a special introduction.
Review: First, if you have not seen this web series go to the link above and watch it! The second season is even better than the first and features so many amazingly geektastic cameos. Jane Espensen and Brad Bell do an excellent job playing with stereotypes and the audience's expectations. They continue doing that in this graphic novel.
Each section of this graphic novel takes place in a well known genre of comics. These include superhero, detective, sci-fi, Archie, and secret agent. The same humor as the web series is present, paired with excellent artwork.
I recommend this graphic novel to any fans of the web series and if you aren't familiar with it, you should check it out! It's a funny, smart series. I give this book a 4/5.