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Book Title: Strangers In Paradise, 3|
The author of the book: Terry Moore
Edition: Norma Editorial
Date of issue: 2006
ISBN 13: 9788498144918
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So this volume heavily concentrates on the crime aspect of Moore's story. Its the plot device Moore uses to keep Katchoo and Francine apart.
It's an action packed volume with crashes and violence. I'm sure in Moore's head its a better fleshed, more fully formed aspect to the story. but the motivations of the criminal element boiled down is pretty much standard James Bond villain. It's not exactly clear but its clearly internet related. I imagine, put in today's terms the criminals wanted to be some giant amalgamation of Alphabet (Google), Facebook and Amazon. If you could get into a time machine and go back to 1998, when Moore was writing, and start each of those companies, and stop at nothing to do it, to become a gazillionaire, you'd probably do it.
Francine and Katchoo spend a majority of this book apart, while Katchoo and David, due to traumatic events, grow very very close. I have found myself invested in Katchoo and Francine.
There are plenty of examples littered throughout pop culture of keeping up the dramatic tension in a will they get together or won't they. Much of it depends on the plot device used to keep them apart. Moore's plot device the criminals, isn't the worst example, and it works for as far it goes. Like I said its very standard James Bond villain. Success in keeping that dramatic tension for as long as the story requires, boils down to the writers abilities. Moore can write some terrific relationship stuff, he's not exactly Dashiell Hammett when it comes to crime. He might not even be John Grisham, who pretty much specializes in a person vs a big bad.
There are two others issues, one really isn't in Moore's control, and one is. Moore is working in black and white and he can draw about three female facial structures. He can't help the black and white. Back in 1998, doing a color book was stupidly expensive. But his limitations as an artist hinder things a little during the climatic moments of this volume. There were already about three or four blonde athletic women in this story, they all face off at the end. The lack of differences in their appearance or facial structures make it insane to keep track of what the hell is going on. Add to that the two dark haired characters also faced off, which was slightly easier to follow.
We are left at the end of this volume to believe the criminal element of the story is pretty much over, and the only thing between Francine and Katchoo is interpersonal stuff. Look people are in the way of Francine and Katchoo. I'm good with that, because that's Moore's strong suit. He can write the hell out of that.
This volume was probably 2.5 stars for me really, but there are a handful of very strong, memorable scenes that really bump it up to three stars for me.
(I didn't read this in a day, like I've lied to GR. I don't note the days I start books. I put this down for days on end. I can't even guess how long it took me.)
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Read information about the authorFollowing the examples of independent comic creators such as Dave Sim and Jeff Smith, he decided to publish Strangers in Paradise himself through his own Houston-based "Abstract Studios" imprint, and has frequently mentioned a desire to do a syndicated cartoon strip in the authors notes at the back of the Strangers in Paradise collection books. He has also mentioned his greatest career influence is Peanuts' Charles Schulz. Some of Moore's strip work can additionally be found in his Paradise, Too! publications.
His work has won him recognition in the comics industry, including receiving the Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story in 1996 for Strangers in Paradise #1-8, which was collected in the trade paperback "I Dream of You".
It was announced on June 15th, 2007 that Moore would be taking over for Sean McKeever as writer of Marvel Comics's Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane series starting with a new issue #1. On July 27th, Marvel announced that Moore would also take over for Joss Whedon as writer of Marvel's Runaways.
On November 19th, 2007 Terry Moore announced in his blog that his new self-published series would be named Echo and its first issue would appear on March 5th, 2008.
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