Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Dark Horse announces official Husbands book tour beginning on March 27!

MARCH 20, MILWAUKIE, OR—Following up on the incredible response to last fall’s digital comics series, Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to announce that Husbands will be hitting the road in conjunction with the collection’s release on March 27, as first reported on AfterElton.

Written by Husbands creators Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Upon a Time) and Brad Bell (VH1’s Pop Up Video) with an introduction from literary legend Neil Gaiman, Dark Horse’s Husbands is a comic-book continuation of the sitcom phenom that tells the story of accidental gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks. In this witty new graphic novel, the couple receive a mystical wedding gift that launches them on an epic adventure—a tongue-in-cheek journey through iconic genre realms—filled with obstacles that threaten to tear them apart: a superhero showdown, a fairy-tale fantasy, a Holmesian mystery, an epic galactic battle, a madcap high-school romp, and a saucy secret-spy thrill ride.

Now, Espenson and Bell will hit the road, making their way through ten cities around the country throughout the spring to coincide with this highly anticipated release!

“We always knew that a newlywed sitcom for the age of marriage equality was an idea that deserved to exist as a show. And we’re so thrilled to see it turned into this gorgeous book as well. The humor, the beautiful artwork from all these talented artists, all the special touches that went into it—all of that makes this something really special,” says Jane Espenson.

ET Online/The Insider praises Husbands by calling it “one of the smartest, most unique and powerful pieces of entertainment this year.”

Husbands, the complete collection, arrives on March 27, 2013, and is available for preorder now through Amazon, Barnes & Noble,, and of course at your local comic shop!

The official Husbands book tour kicks off on March 27 at the upcoming WonderCon 2013! Complete itinerary is below.

Husbands Tour Dates—Jane Espenson and Brad Bell


Friday, March 29–Sunday, March 31
Panels & Signings
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Avenue

Anaheim, California 92802

Barnes & Noble, The Grove at Farmers Market
Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m.
Q&A / Signing with Jane Espenson, Brad Bell, and Sean Hemeon
189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30
Los Angeles, California 90036


Columbia University Bookstore
Monday, April 8, 6 p.m.
Q&A / Signing with Jane Espenson and Brad Bell
2920 Broadway
Lerner Hall
New York, New York 10027

Midtown Comics
Tuesday, April 9, 5 p.m.
Q&A / Signing with Jane Espenson and Brad Bell
64 Fulton Street (corner of Gold Street)
New York, New York 10038
800-411-3341 or 212-302-8192

Meltdown Comics
Sunday, April 14, 4–7 p.m.
Husbands Nerdist Writers Panel / Signing / Screening with Jane Espenson and Brad Bell
7522 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90046

C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo)
Friday, April 26–Sunday, April 28
Panels & Signings
West Building at McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616

DePaul University Bookstore
Monday, April 29, 6 p.m.
Discussion / Signing with Jane Espenson and Brad Bell
1 E. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604

University Book Store
Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Discussion / Signing with Jane Espenson and Brad Bell
University Temple United Methodist Church
1415 NE 43rd Street
Seattle, Washington 98105


Powell’s City of Books on Burnside
Monday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Q&A / Signing with Husbands cocreators Jane Espenson and Brad Bell and graphic novel artists Ron Chan, Ben Dewey, and Natalie Nourigat
1005 W. Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
Cosponsored by Q Center 

MCM London Comic Con
Friday, May 24–Sunday, May 26
Panels & Signings
ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre
1 Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London E16 1XL, United Kingdom


ATX Television Festival
Thursday, June 6–Sunday, June 9
Panels & Signings
Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental
701 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701


Comic-Con International: San Diego
Thursday, July 18–Sunday, July 21
Panels & Signings
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101

Check the Dark Horse blog regularly for updates as cities are added to the tour! 

Please contact each venue to confirm event guidelines. Events are subject to change. 

Events such as WonderCon, C2E2, MCM London Comic Con, and Comic-Con International: San Diego are held at convention centers and require purchase of a badge to gain entry to the show. Badges may be limited, and securing a badge does not guarantee admission to all events at the show.

Photo by Matt Sayles Photography/GettyImages

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