Strangers in Paradise, vol. 18: Love & Lies

Writer(s): Terry Moore
Artist(s): Terry Moore
Publisher: Abstract Studio
ISBN: 978-1892597342
Price: $14.95
Page count: 120
Year Released: 2006
Status: in print
Original Source: Strangers in Paradise (vol. 3) 77-82
Other Collected Edition(s): Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book, vol. 6
Genres: humor; romance/relationships
Recommended for Fans Of:
Possible Objectionable Material: coarse language; adult situations
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Also in This Series: preceded by Strangers in Paradise, vol. 17: Tattoo; followed by Strangers in Paradise, vol. 19: Ever After

Plot Summary
In this penultimate volume to the Strangers in Paradise series, David's dire medical condition is brought to the attention of Katchoo and Casey, who jointly decide they want to have David's baby. Though of course they're not alone in this desire, as Tambi returns to Houston for a second try. But this time she's using a different tactic, and that tactic's name is Annie Graham, Hollywood starlet. Meanwhile, David and Casey lock Francine and Katchoo in a room together and refuse to let them out until they make up--but will it work? Finally, Francine discovers a cell phone she's never seen before in one of Brad's coats. It has only one number programmed into it, and it's not Francine's.

My Own 2 Cents
Finally, Moore settles down to business and begins wrapping up his story in earnest. The best thing about this volume is that Moore finds drama in situations he has not previously explored in SiP, and this provides his readers with a fresh appreciation for the characters we have been following for so long.