Good Guy Comic is a romantic Web Comic written by Brian Martinez. The story was published on November 17, 2014 and is a fictionalized depiction of the authors romantic experiences.
The main character is a young man named Guy who recounts about his love life to the reader as they sit together in a coffee shop.
It can be found here.
Good Guy Comic contains examples of:
- A Date with Rosie Palms: Implied. When Diana is in her bedroom, she gives a coy glance at her hairbrush before picking it up. When her sister knocks on her door announcing supper Diana tells her she'll be out in a minute.
- Animesque: Eye designs and hair colors are a big give away.
- Bare Your Midriff: Sara wears a very short top.
- Betty and Veronica: Diane and Sara are a perfect example. Diane is modest and friendly. Sara is flirtatious and dominant.
- The Cavalry: During Guy's fantasy, he battles goblins that represent his insecurities. When they overwhelm him, Jay comes to his rescue.
- Fantasy Sequence: Guy has a couple of these.
- A trip to the mall becomes a knight's quest to a castle.
- His imaginary marriage to Sara.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: Sara, Guy's first kiss, bakes him a cake in his fantasy.
- First Kiss: The last half of issue #2 and the beginning of issue #3 deal with this.
- Gamer Chick: Diana's sister is seen with a game controller in her hand.
- Genki Girl: Issu #2 introduces a girl named Bambi who is very enthusiastic and perky.
- Gratuitous Ninja: Guy imagines his friend Jay as a heroic ninja who helps him in battle.
- Happily Married: The morning after Guy's fist kiss with Sara, he imagines having a future with her.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Guy and his buddy Jay knew each other since childhood and would even call each other cousins.
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: One of Guy's greatest personal demons is his lust, which is represented by an evil goblin.
- Horny Devil: A random girl is shown feeding on a guy who is interested in her and disposing of his corpse.
- Housewife: Sara becomes one in Guy's vision of their future.
- I Have the High Ground: Jay gets this during Guy's daydream.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Guy imagines himself as one.
- Lady and Knight: The cover art depicts Guy protecting his crush from a fire-breathing dragon.
- Male Gaze: The Romantic Comic From a Male Perspective.
- Narrator: The first page of issue #1 has this feature.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Sara is an dominant and sexually aggressive woman. Guy is a timid and sexually submissive man.
- Phenotype Stereotype: Guy is depicted as having tan skin in colored artwork. Justified by the fact that this comic is autobiographical and creator may very well look like this.
- Puppy Love: Guy had this for a girl in his class who was moving away. He cried over it.
- Satellite Love Interest: Subverted and lampshaded. We get to see from Diana's point-of-view.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Guy and his friend Jay have this dynamic. Jay is confident and aggressive while Guy is insecure and gentle.
- Shout-Out: One scene features the silhouette of the creature from Aliens.
- Sweat Drop: Guy gets one of these after his friends announce that he's coming with them to homecoming.
- Valley Girl: Guy has an anonymous classmate who talks like one.
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: While the comic is supposed to be based on the creator's experiences, it's safe to say that there are some artistic embellishments.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Guy's hair is purple and a girl named Katie has pink hair.