Some may be skeptical of the online sitcom Husbands‘ recent transition to the world of digital comics, but the Comic Book Slayer is here to inform you that those concerns have been proven false. You’re missing out if you don’t have Dark Horse’s Husbands: Drawn In in your web-based pull list! This week saw the release of the second issue of Husbands: Drawn In, written by Jane Espenson and Brad “Cheeks” Bell and featuring the art of Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears), and rest assured, comic book sniffers, that the level of wit, fun, and old-fashioned awesomeness does not drop an inch with this latest edition.
Husbands: Drawn In #2 sees Cheeks and Brady continuing their journey through a “vortex of time and ink” that features pit stops in various comic book genres. I had a chance to speak with Espenson and Bell last weekend at the Los Angeles-based Whedonopolis charity event (featuring screenings of Dr. Horrible, The Guild, and Husbands), and they commented on how the concept of genre jumping was key to transitioning Husbands completely into the comic book medium. Apparently, the suggestion of Husbands in space kept popping up in the early stages of development and served as the inspiration for Espenson and Bell’s brilliant concept for the mini-series. In my opinion, this concept is the flux capacitor of the series, and Espenson and Bell are having no trouble keeping this baby at a consistent 88 m.p.h.
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