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‘Going to the Chapel:’ Advance Trade Paperback Review

The hit mini-series, Going to the Chapel, from Spencer & Locke creator David Pepose comes together in a wonderful package of humor and brevity. We’re introduced to Elizabeth, full of nerves and cold feet on her wedding day. Just as she is about to walk down (or run away) from the aisle, the wedding is crashed by the infamous bank robbers, the Bad Elvis gang. But, as the saying goes, “The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry,” and it’s up to Elizabeth to save her family, her wedding, the heist, and the robbers whom she has a sordid history with.

David Pepose and his team of storytellers (Gavin Guidry, Liz Kramer, Ariana Maher) created one of the wackiest and heartwarming stories of the year with Going to the Chapel. It’s a heartening and hilarious tale of relationships and that, sometimes, we can miss what we used to have with other people. That message is made all the clearer in this fascinating and enjoyable collected edition.

Going to the Chapel is a story that’s told at break-neck speed, and it feels as though it was meant to be read that way.  This is a story that essentially begs to be binged. In fact, the trade paperback enhances the enjoyability and value of the overall story. Instead of waiting month after month for the next issue, we can read it all as one cohesive story that has a near-perfect flow. I’d go far as to say that for anyone interested in delving into comic books and graphic novels, they should pick this collected edition to get them started.

The collected edition of Going to the Chapel combines wit, levity, existential dilemmas, and millennial humor (Twitter is the worst.) in a wonderfully paced and insightful story of how our past relationships don’t need to define us.


Creative Team: David Pepose (writer); Gavin Guidry (art); Liz Kramer (colors); Ariana Maher (letters)
Publisher: Action Lab: Danger Zone
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