Love and Capes #8
Ah, this makes me happy. Love and Capes #8 is more great romantic superhero comedy from Thom Zahler. I was laughing from the cover, where Darkblade shakes down the artist to get featured on the cover. As the issue opens, Abby is having a hard time letting her sister Charlotte go study in Paris. Abby’s got her own concerns, though, as she’s planning her wedding to Mark, aka the Crusader.
It’s the little things that make this so funny to me. Like Mark telling Abby she should wear dresses more often, while she has to cope with the wind gusts his rapid flying departures cause. It’s those details of life with a superhero that the comedy stems from. And you can tell Thom Zahler has a deep knowledge of and fondness for the hero type, or he wouldn’t be able to highlight these details so effectively. Or come up with such a twist on a classic cliffhanger. (I have to wait until January for more?!?)
Mostly, though, the appeal for me is how realistic Abby and Mark’s relationship is. They act like two adults deeply in love and figuring out how to make their lives work together, with friends and family and occupations. I love it.
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