January 31, 2013

Book Review: Husbands


Husbands is what you think it is, a comic book about a gay couple and their totally awesome adventures. The story opens up to "the husbands" going through their gifts and getting sucked into a book which leads them through different times and different worlds. This book is a comedic romance, at least that how it came off to me. The overlying message is the love they have for each other and how it withstands all the funny situations they're put into. Now all the books are about 15 pages, but don't let that fool you into thinking they are not well written. Each book actually tells a complete story from start to finish. Now while they travel to different times and worlds the individual stories are actually drawn by different artists.These artists definitely infuse their styles into each book. From the highly emotional drawings of Ron Chan to the Archie-esque style drawn by Tama Del Rio, each book has a life of its own.

  • Book One - Drawn In: Drawn by Ron Chan
  • Book Two - The Well-Intentioned-But-Oblivious Prince and the Justifiably Belligerent Peasant or Equally Ever After: Drawn by Natalie Nourigat
  • Book Three - A Case of Assumption: Drawn by M.S. Corley 
  • Book Four - Nocte Machinas - Drawn by Ben Dewey
  • Book Five - Arch Nemesis - Drawn by Tama Del Rio
  • Book Six - Agent Secrets - Drawn by Ron Chan

Husbands is brought to you in book form from the web series written by Brad Bell and Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). You can actually go and watch the web series one the Husbands Website. The comic brings to life (in 2d) the lives of Brady and Cheeks. They get a little drunk and end up married in Vegas and find out that marriage life isn't as bad as they thought it be. Husbands is hilariously funny and real, which real characters and okay unreal situations but the stories are well written. By the way I'd really recommend watching the web series, totally hilarious!

 Disclaimer: I received this book in order to do a review courtesy of Netgalley, all opinions are my own and no further compensation was given.