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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 author’s 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.


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