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Love and Capes, Vol. 1 Paperback – December 2, 2008
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Love & Capes follows the daily life of the superhero Mark (the Crusader) & his girlfriend Abby after she is told Mark's biggest secret. She then finds that she has to deal with the mundane & exotic problems of dating a superhero. The plus side? Getting to jet to any location in the world for their date. The minus? Having to deal with her hair afterwards. (As well as having to put up with Mark's superhero ex-girlfriend.)
I really can't say how much I love this comic, although I will say that I think it's frakking awesome. It really does deserve more attention than what it gets now, since with all of the superhero movies & such that have come out, this is the perfect comic to read. It's especially good to give to that person that may not be into the whole Marvel & DC scene, but still likes the idea of reading about superheroes & their lives. The characters in this strip are much more human & easier to relate to than the heroes in Marvel & DC, so it's easier for the average reader to get into the comic.
Now as far as the art goes, I love it. This is one of my favorite styles out there & I like how the characters all interact with each other. I mean... sometimes when I've read some of the love interests in some of the more mainstream comics, the interactions seem a little forced. But with these comics?Read more ›
Five stars and two thumbs up all around. I will be looking for more of Zahler's work.
Abigail Tennyson and Mark Spencer stand on the verge of having their casual relationship turn into a serious one. But Mark faces a personal dilemma: he firmly believes that a good relationship should be based on trust and he has a rather large secret: he is the powerful superhero Crusader. He overcomes this problem in the simplest of ways, by sharing his secret with Abigail. That is the point where things begin to get complicated...
What makes this story so amazing is that for all the humour, superhero elements, soap operatic complications and occasional world-threatening menace it is at its heart a tale about two people in love who both work hard at making that love survive and thrive. It is also a tale about their friends, relatives, personal lives and how all of these interrelate. In this story, love does not conquer all but trust, friendship, humanity and hard work combine to nourish love. It is a story about people and how ordinary people and superheroes share one important trait -- they are all very, very human.
If you enjoy a story where romance and friendship take centre stage, I think you will enjoy Love and Capes. If you enjoy humour that is nonetheless serious at its heart, you will find plenty of it here. I firmly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun super hero comic centered around the daily lives of the main characters. Strong plot. Great characters. Lots of laughs.Published 4 months ago by look4meelsewhere
In Love and Capes, Thom Zahler does a perfect job combining romantic comedy with superheroics. Now, you can get a great big chunk of the adventures of Mark and Abby in the new... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Johanna Draper Carlson
I purchased volume one of LOVE AND CAPES directly from Thom Zahler at a comic con and I'm so glad I did! Read morePublished on May 25, 2014 by Hwy61Joe
A superhero romantic comedy/sitcom might sound like a strange idea but not only does this work, the product is amazing. Read morePublished on October 19, 2012 by Jonathan Balofsky
This is a fun story about the relationships superheroes have between each other and regular people. I would recommend it to comic book fans, and even more to people who don't... Read morePublished on February 13, 2011 by David W. Dunkerton
Mark and his girlfriend Abby are a normal couple with normal ups and downs, except for one small difference: Mark is also the superhero Crusader. Read morePublished on November 16, 2010 by GraphicNovelReporter.com