Strangers in Paradise, vol. 3: It's a Good Life

Writer(s): Terry Moore
Artist(s): Terry Moore
Publisher: Abstract Studio
ISBN: 978-1892597021
Price: $8.95
Page count: 152
Year Released: 1998
Status: in print
Original Source: Strangers in Paradise (vol. 2) 10-13
Other Collected Edition(s): Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book, vol. 1
Genres: humor; romance/relationships
Recommended for Fans Of:
Possible Objectionable Material: adult situations; coarse language; violence
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Also in This Series: preceded by Strangers in Paradise, vol. 2: I Dream of You; followed by Strangers in Paradise, vol. 4: Love Me Tender

Plot Summary
After the frantic pace of the previous volume, this volume serves as a sort of emotional coda to the events in I Dream of You. Here we learn that Freddie Femur is still in love (or at the very least obsessed) with Francine, despite being engaged to the beautiful but "kinda dim" Casey. And Francine wonders about the true nature of her relationship with Katchoo. Her pondering leads her to Hawaii to confront Freddie on his wedding day, and Katchoo and David must race to stop her. This volume also provides more backstory on David's past, including a flashback that shows how Katchoo and Emma disappeared the night that $850,000 of Mrs. Parker's money went missing.

My Own 2 Cents
Apart from the wonderful, realistic relationship dialogue that adorns every volume of SiP, the comedic highlight of this volume is Freddie and Casey's "romantic" wedding that takes place beneath a frigid Hawaiian waterfall.