Created by: Terry Moore

The Good

Superheroes are great, but it’s nice to change up the pace sometimes. I didn’t know anything about Strangers In Paradise going in, so I wasn’t prepared for all the talk of threesomes and sexual promiscuity, but this comic does an excellent job of incorporating those details. Two women discussing their experimenting over the years is enthralling, I don’t care who you are. The conversations bring a real life element to the characters in a way I was certainly not expecting.

The Bad

This is a comic that’s essentially nothing but dialogue, which I know is a turnoff to a lot of readers. Visually, I typically have a prejudice against black & white comics. I can understand why they’re made, but I can’t get over the bland vibe I get while reading them. If I didn’t want colors or art that jumps off the page then I’d read a novel, not a comic.

The Veredict

Despite my disdain for black & white comics, Strangers In Paradise is able to overcome that prejudice simply by being original and showing a bond between characters that makes them feel real, almost like the comic is based, or at least inspired by, a true story. If you’re looking for a series that incorporates real life interactions instead of action and violence, then this is right up your alley. It’s not just a smut comic, but one that’s not afraid to explore the same feelings and motivations that are common in movies and TV, yet rarely ever used in your standard comic.afraid to explore feelings and motivations that are common in movies and TV, but rarely ever used in your standard comic.

SCORE: 6.0

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