Friday, April 9, 2010

Wedding Special Preview

Instead of diving headfirst into a giant pile of back issues, this week I'll be doing something a little bit different: attending a wedding. Now, for fans of superhero comics, weddings mean one thing: an attack by an army of angry supervillains. Luckily, I don't think that's going to happen this weekend, but nevertheless this seemed like a good time to take a look at one of the great traditions in comics: comic book weddings.

Generally speaking these fall into three categories: Superhero weddings (perfected by Marvel, of course); oddball gimmick weddings (the intellectual property of Silver Age DC); and melodramatic romance comics (which speak for themselves). Over the next few days, then, I'll be taking a quick look at each of these with an appropriate list, beginning with tomorrow's look at the Top 5 Offbeat Wedding Covers.

So congratulations to my friends Neal and Liz, and don't worry: nothing like this cover is going to happen at their wedding.

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