Minorities in cartoons: Jason (“Love and Capes”)

Jason and Charlotte, Love and Capes

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Jason, a supporting character in the comic series “Love and Capes” by Thom Zahler. Jason’s first appearance is in “Love and Capes” (first series) #8 in 2008. Background Jason is an employee at Abby’s bookstore. Abby hired Jason to replace the then-departed Charlotte, Abby’s sister and former employee. A film … Read more

C2E2 2013 summary

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I’ve finished attending yet another C2E2 comic-con in Chicago. Here’s a summary of my experiences at this year’s show: The line this year to get in was long as usual. For some reason, I didn’t see a ton of costumes while in line, though two guys near me were dressed as (in their words) “Batman … Read more

Anthony wins “Love and Capes” Twitter contest

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As those of you who’ve followed me on Twitter might recall, I’ve won a Twitter contest held by “Love and Capes” cartoonist Thom Zahler. The prize? A free T-shirt featuring the comic’s stars, plus a drawing of one of the characters (Mark as the Crusader)! Thanks, Mr. Zahler… Here’s a shot of each: Despite having … Read more

Minorities in comics and animation: Darkblade (“Love and Capes”)


This week’s entry comes from the world of independent comics, though still involves the superhero genre. Darkblade (real name: Paul LaCroix) is an African-American superhero who appears in Thom Zahler’s “Love and Capes,” a “romantic comedy”-styled superhero series. Darkblade first appeared in “Love and Capes” #1. Background Darkblade acts as the series’ Batman-analogue, occupying the … Read more

Comic reviews: “Love and Capes: Ever After” #4, #5

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Love and Capes: Ever After #4, #5 Written by: Thom Zahler Art by: Thom Zahler Yes, I’m a bit late reviewing this one versus the first three installments, but better late than never (yes, SPOILERS)… These two issues wrap up the miniseries (and, for now, this cast of characters) in the same enjoyable manner as … Read more

Comic review: Love and Capes: Ever After #3

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Love and Capes: Ever After #3 (of 5) Written by: Thom Zahler Art by: Thom Zahler In the third installment of this five-issue miniseries, we see Abby and Mark attend Abby’s high school reunion. Meanwhile, Amazonia, Darkblade and Charlotte all reconcile their current (and former) relationship and friendship statuses with each other. Another enjoyable issue. … Read more

Comic review: “Love and Capes: Ever After” #1 (of 5)

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Love and Capes: Ever After #1 (of 5) Written by: Thom Zahler Art by: Thom Zahler Picking up from where the original “Love and Capes” series left off is this five-issue miniseries, focusing on newlywed couple (and series stars) Mark and Abby. This particular issue focuses on two subplots: the couple going apartment-hunting and their … Read more

“Love and Capes” returns in February for a five-part miniseries

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Thom Zahler’s “superhero romantic comedy” series “Love and Capes” is returning in February (in time for Valentine’s Day) for a five-issue miniseries entitled “Love and Capes: Ever After.” The miniseries picks up where the previous comic series left off, focusing on the married life of newlywed couple Mark and Abby. Zahler was recently interviewed by … Read more