Husbands by Jane Espenson


Written by Husbands creators Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell, this is the comic-book continuation of the sitcom phenom. Husbands tells the story of famous gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks, who sparked a media firestorm when they woke up legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Now, a mystical wedding gift launches the couple on a series of adventures-a tongue-in-cheek journey through iconic genre realms-filled with obstacle...

Details Husbands

Release DateMar 26th, 2013
PublisherDark Horse Books
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, LGBT, Fantasy, Humor, Fiction

Reviews Husbands

  • Sam Quixote
    A pair of newly-wed dudes are lounging about their honeymoon suite with their blonde female friend, opening their wedding gifts. One of their presents is a magic book that sucks them into it. Unfazed, they have several adventures in different genres: superhero, fantasy, detective, sci-fi, Archie, and Bond. And that’s it – they exit the book unperturbed. Whuh? Apparently Husbands is a web series and this is a spinoff comic by its creators Brad...
  • Laura
    Neil Gaiman made me do it! When I saw Mr. Gaiman’s name on the cover, I picked Husbands up. After reading his introduction, it went straight in the basket. What can I say? The man rules me. Plus the cutie on the cover didn’t hurt. :D A magical wedding gift sends newlyweds Brady and Cheeks spinning off into a comic book world tour of genres. Each chapter presents a new look and style of art with obstacles, dilemmas, and forces of evil to conqu...
  • Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
    I preordered the hardback edition of all the stories but just found out I can buy the individual issues on my iPad Darkhorse app. So I had to buy them since I can't wait to read these. Issue One: Drawn In: OMG! So cute. So funny. Love these two guys. I wasn't sure what to except with this series but this was great. It was different than the YouTube hit show but kept all of the charm and wit you except from these guys. Wonderfully done. Issue Two:...
  • Amber [riesling & reviews]
    When marriage equality became the law of the land in the United States in 2015, a lot of (unfortunately, over-idealistic) folks thought that it would be the final hurdle that would lead to full LGBTQ+ acceptance in the country. While it's not the case, Husbands provides at least 100 or so pages worth of what a world where queer identities are normalized looks like -- all with a little bit of interdimensional travel thrown in.I'm not here to say t...
  • Bookishrealm
    I thought that this was hilarious and it was my first completed read for #diversathon. It isn't a set plot line except that two husbands are transported to different worlds after their wedding. It's funny because they don't remember their past but in each world they fall in love all over again and I think that's what makes it beautiful. No matter what happened they always found their way back to each other. Gahhhhh just beautiful haha.
  • ScarlettMi
    Cute concept but the writing was kind of disappointing. The humour of the show didn't quite translate from the really charming webseries to the pages of this comic book. I thought the art was really fun and fitting to the tone of the book - especially the "Archie"-style issue.
  • Mileena
    Husbands4/5 starsThis was adorable, gorgeously drawn, and one of my favorite tropes of where two people can be in a different world or a different time but they will still find their way to each other and a way to be together. And each of the challenges they faced was like a metaphor for an obstacle in a relationship it was just so cute.I thought that the Characters were cute and I routed for them every time, but they didn't really get fleshed ou...
  • ChrisVigilante
    I loved this. It made me really want to watch the web series. I loved how each story had the characters facing a relationship issue really in a different way. All the scenarios were so fantastic too. Loved the style changes in each one. This was light and enjoyable.
  • Danielle
    Husbands is a beautiful trade collecting the six book run of the comic of the same name. The art is gorgeous, particularly the character designs in "Nocte Machinas" and the dead on Archie parody of "Arch Nemesis". I wasn't familiar with the sitcom prior to being accepted for this ARC, but luckily the story takes place in an AU where Cheeks and Brady, a pair of tabloid darlings who got married in Vegas, are transported to different traditional com...
  • archdandy
    I went into Husbands not knowing about the webseries. I had requested it from Netgalley because I saw that Jane Espenson was a main writer and that had me all giddy for the possibility of awesome humor. After reading it I can safely say that I am definitely going to check out the webseries. In Husbands we follow newlyweds, Cheeks and Brady, as they travel through different scenarios to learn relationship lessons. They go through multiple story se...
  • Sean Kennedy
    Beautiful trade edition of the six-issue series. Part of its charm is the subversion of traditional comics - the Archie satire is spot on both in tone and visuals. When I first read the comics as they came out I was a bit disappointed that these aren't really the characters as we 'know' them in the series - I would rather have had a continuation of their own stories - but now that I know there's a third season on the way I can appreciate the comi...
  • Miss Susan
    Cuuuuute. I can think of a couple grounds to critique this on but honestly? It is literally six interconnected AUs of fluffy fanfic. My head was killing me yesterday, mentally non-taxing fluff was exactly what I needed (why were you reading when your head was at the point where bright lights made you hiss away like a vampire? Because I was about to crawl out of my skin with boredom Judgement Joe; this was the healthiest alternative I could think ...
  • Janelle Track
    The story was super cute and fun to read but it was also kinda campy.
  • Satangan
    I discovered this comic in my hoopla account because I wanted to read some genre of boys love comic or should I say, men's love. Mainly, randomly searching in the comics section.I really enjoyed reading this comic and at first, I thought it would start out exactly like the two meet and the journey they went through as a couple. I didn't realize that it was an actual Sitcom series until I read all the way to the end. Reading this comic has made me...
  • Jason Beck
    3.5/5 stars.Comic books/graphic novels aren't generally my preferred medium, but I loved the Husbands webseries and bought this as a result. This was charming and a very quick read. The text is structured as a series of adventures, in which the eponymous husbands star; each adventure is a different, classic type of comic. The overall narrative is strung together through some very meta hand-waving. I've no real complaints about the text. The story...
  • Chris
    A cool bunch of short stories featuring a newly married gay couple. Each represents a different facet of their relationship and takes on different genres as well as art styles.I'm not familiar with the web series, but I found the book did a good job of introducing these characters and throwing them into various scenarios. I liked that it was played relatively straight storywise. I always like when a male/male romance is treated as a regular, norm...
  • Yani
    I didn't realise when I bought this that it was related to a web series (which I haven't seen), so it kind of sat on my shelf for a while until I finally got around to picking it back up.It's a cute set of stories, all "what ifs" for the two main characters and their female friend.Each of the stories has it's charms, but I think the medieval fantasy one and the space warriors one are probably my favourites. The story just ends... which is a littl...
  • Sharon
    This is an odd miniseries. Maybe I would have appreciated it more if I had actually seen the TV show, but it still sort of stands on its own as a lighthearted study in genres and tropes. The same characters get dropped into different settings, including a superhero story and an Archie-style old-fashioned teen story. Not the most compelling book for me personally, but I'm still happy it exists.
  • Alice Rachel
    I loved how the drawings really looked like Cheeks in some issues. He was cute.But otherwise, I didn't understand the goal of the book. It would have been so much better to read about their married life together than some strange non-sensical adventures.What I did love though was that I bought the book without knowing the series, so I discovered a new series, and the series is hilarious.
  • Miranda
    I loved the collection of the Husband comics. It's a great read for anyone in a relationship gay, straight, or otherwise! I loved all the different styles for each issue. The breakdown of the comic at the end was really insightful.
  • Eric
    This was fun. Made me want to watch the webseries too.
  • Andrew
    Good, adorable, witty fun. I approve and would like more.
  • Laurie
    This was fine and cute, but I think a fan of the tv show would get more out of it.
  • Kristin R
    Cute comic about two newlywed husbands navigating the world of relationships and interpersonal communication.
  • Grace W
    My only wish we that there was more of this. Cute and funny and delightfully queer!
  • Matthias Hernandez
    A collection of cute short stories, each with its own art style. The drawings are pretty and colorful. The stories and cute but nothing really stands out as memorable.
  • Kat
    This is just really cute and a lot of fun.
  • Stephen Hamilton
    Frequently fun, occasionally sexy, always beautifully illustrated and packs more than a few important lessons.
  • Chad Liston
    I reviewed this book on www.appraisingpages.comFirst off let me say this…I’m an avid Buffy fan. Always have been, always will be. It will forever hold the dearest place a TV show can hold in my heart. Since Buffy has been of the air for years I have tried my best to keep up with whoever from the Buffyverse I could. I have followed Emma and Sarah’s film and TV career(Side note if you haven’t seen Timer go do yourself a favor and watch it N...
  • David
    It's not every day I get to read a gay graphic novel. In fact I think it's been years. Husbands set in various vignettes feels like a charming light hearted set of escapades that doesn't really feel like a significant work. No it's a collection of comics which gives me that peculiar feeling that we are in the realm of normalizing gay marriage. I like that just fine. I think I liked the first story the most. Super hero, super villain, impending do...