- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: IDW PUBLISHING (December 2, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600102751
- ISBN-13: 978-1600102752
- Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,531,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Love and Capes, Vol. 1 Paperback – December 2, 2008
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Zahler is also a successful letterer, lettering Deadbeats for Claypool Comics, Skyward for Action Lab, and the Stan Lee's Guardian 30 NHL comic among others.
He is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and lives in Northeast Ohio and a $32,000 winner on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." No, seriously.
Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
Zahler's art is cheerful and colorful, the perfect fit for his warm-hearted story. Mark has the appropriately square-jawed face and Abby is pretty, but not so pretty as to be annoying, whereas Amazonia's beauty is much more in-your-face, appropriate for her pushy character. Zahler's panels are mostly just squares, but they fit the crisp, clean look of his art and keep the book easy on the eyes. Which is perfect, since this kind of romantic comedy should be a relaxing read. Readers don't need any knowledge of superheroes to enjoy the story, though if they have a rough idea who Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Spider-man are then they'll get the majority of the jokes. For readers looking for something different, who want a laugh or two, or who love romantic comedies, Love and Capes is a fun read and well worth the time.
-- Snow Wildsmith
I was reading Thom Zahler's work from the start. I read his three Raider stories as well as his romantic story Long Distance (all available from Amazon by the way). All of them great stories and all of them very enjoyable however when I picked up the first issue of Love and Capes, I knew that this was going to be something totally different. I love Abby and Mark and I eagerly await the chance to read the latest chapter in their romantic journey. What's even nicer is that I like the supporting characters just as much as I do the two leads (in fact I think Thom should do a special one shot featuring stories starring the other characters from the book but I digress). The love story in Love and Capes makes me smile, makes me laugh and at times makes me tear up a little. It is one of my favorite books.
I mentioned how that it's nice to be at the start of something, well it's also nice to come to the party late.Read more ›
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 15 days 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 10 months ago by Johanna Draper Carlson
Those who grew up with the Silver-age DC Comics (especially Mr. and Mrs. Superman stories) or fans of 1990s LOIS AND CLARK NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TV show will love this series. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Paul Jutras
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 20 months ago by Hwy61Joe
Okay, I should probably first state that I am a sucker for well-told superhero stories and a romantic old softie at heart. Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by Simon Magid
I really enjoyed the Love and Capes series. The stories are interesting and I really enjoy Zahler's sense of humor. I think the pacing is perfect. Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by Ftloosenfanzfree
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