Make room Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, more gay superheros are on the way. The web series Husbands is going to become it’s own comic series.
Fans of the sitcom Husbands just got a little bit luckier. Dark Horse Comics announced that a digital comic based on the online sitcom Husbands, a show about a same-sex newlywed couple—and written by the show’s co-creators and writers, Brad “Cheeks” Bell and Jane Espenson—will be available soon.
Although they are not giving away too many details, we do know that the characters of Cheeks, Brady, and Haley turn up in an alternate universe where they have super powers and other heroic abilities (as seen in the exclusive panel art above).
Although Bell says he hasn’t necessarily been a comic book pro before, he’s recently come to admire the medium for its storytelling ability. “I was more inspired by graphic novel storytelling after seeing the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World; I thought it was an incredible interpretation of comics on the screen,” Bell says. “I wanted to make sure we translated Husbands into something worthy of the comic realm. It’s not some sort of trans-media marketing ploy. I think fans of comics and fans of Husbands will enjoy it. And it’s entertaining while we don’t have new episodes of the show.”
I watched a partial episode of the series and it’s not to bad. The video quality is good and the acting is a lot less wooden and staged than I’ve seen in other gay entertainment.