Mighty Love

Mighty Love

by Howard Chaykin, Dave Stewart
     
 

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Combining elements of romantic comedy and superhero adventure, MIGHTY LOVE is Howard Chaykin's (BITE CLUB) edgy examination of relationships in the world of costumed adventurers. As a conservative police officer and a liberal public defender, Delaney Pope and Lincoln Reinhardt are staunch adversaries during the day. But when night falls, the two courtroom rivals

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Combining elements of romantic comedy and superhero adventure, MIGHTY LOVE is Howard Chaykin's (BITE CLUB) edgy examination of relationships in the world of costumed adventurers. As a conservative police officer and a liberal public defender, Delaney Pope and Lincoln Reinhardt are staunch adversaries during the day. But when night falls, the two courtroom rivals become Skylark and Iron Angel, two crimefighting vigilantes who have fallen madly in love. Now with their true identities unknown to each other, the two masked defenders begin a heartfelt romance fraught with obstacles of differing views, double lives, and hidden truths. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
All of veteran cartoonist Chaykin's comics, from American Flagg! to Blackhawk, have been marked by crisp graphic inventiveness, a touch of sexual perversity, snappy dialogue, the look of 1940s film noir and a hero who looks a bit like the cartoonist himself. In a way, Chaykin is as reliable as Woody Allen. This work, then, is his Everyone Says I Love You: a slight but enjoyable, opposites-attract romance in the trappings of another genre-in this case, a superhero adventure. He's a defense lawyer who moonlights as a scum-bashing hero called the Iron Angel; she's a tough-as-nails cop who moonlights as a police-corruption-fighting heroine called Skylark. Readers don't need a Ph.D. to tell that the story's going to center on the romantic tension between these two characters, and Chaykin pushes the idea that their lives are exactly parallel a little too hard. Accept this work as a genre exercise, though (of course the charismatic fund-raiser turns out to be a bad guy; of course the heroes squabble while staring straight into one another's eyes), and its charms become much more apparent. Chaykin's still a remarkable, quirky artist, fascinated by patterns in fabric and in buildings, detailing carefully rendered facial expressions with sharp, zigzagging lines. And his heroes have the kind of William Powell and Myrna Loy chemistry that demands a sequel. (Mar. 17) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563899317
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Howard Victor Chaykin is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his innovative storytelling and sometimes controversial material. Chaykin's main influences are the mid-20th Century book illustrators Robert Fawcett, Al Parker, and others, along with a love for jazz, which is often reflected in his work.

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