Husbands

Husbands

by Brad Bell, Jane Espenson
     
 

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

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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.

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Publishers Weekly
Husbands is an online sitcom about what happens when two mismatched guys—an all-American baseball player and an out-there actor—wind up hitched after a drunken fling. They don't want to hurt the cause of equal marriage rights by getting divorced, so they stay together and learn more about how best to love each other. Although this spin-off collection is written by the series' creators, Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and costar Brad Bell, none of the show's charm or humor carries over. The hardcover collects six Web issues, each in a different comic genre—a superheroes story, a fairy tale, a Victorian mystery, science fiction, an Archie-type high school story, and a spy adventure—laden with gay innuendo. The show's makers apparently thought they could satirize the stereotypes of comic books by throwing their characters into each in turn, but the result is flat and discouraging. It feels like talking down to fans while wasting the show's cast and brand name, since everything we know or want to know about them is meaningless here. A comic continuing the adventures of the husbands would be welcome; this disappointing mismatch, in contrast, won't entertain either show viewers or comic readers. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616551308
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
04/09/2013
Edition description:
14+
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
893,283
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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