Strangers in Paradise, vol. 5: Immortal Enemies

Writer(s): Terry Moore
Artist(s): Terry Moore
Publisher: Abstract Studio
ISBN: 978-1892597045
Price: $14.95
Page count: 152
Year Released: 1997
Status: in print
Original Source: Strangers in Paradise (vol. 3) 6-12
Other Collected Edition(s): Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book, vol. 2
Genres: humor; mystery/crime; romance/relationships; suspense/thriller
Recommended for Fans Of:
Possible Objectionable Material: violence
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Also in This Series: preceded by Strangers in Paradise, vol. 4: Love Me Tender; followed by Strangers in Paradise, vol. 6: High School

Plot Summary
Immortal Enemies is a return to the Mafia-driven storyline from volume 2. The love triangle that connects Francine, Katchoo, and David gets more complicated, which eventually forces David to return to his sister in Los Angeles. But when it becomes clear that Francine's coworker, Rachel (who has disappeared), is one of Mrs. Parker's girls, Katchoo heads out to L.A. to bring David home. Instead, she gets drawn back into Mrs. Parker's most recent ploy for control over the nation's highest office. But Francine (unwilling to let her best friend go) enlists the help of Detective Walsh and a D.C. reporter to help draw Katchoo back to safety. The result is another exciting climax that brings the Mrs. Parker saga to a satisfying close. Sort of.

My Own 2 Cents
Truth be told, the climax to this volume is not as satisfying as the climax to volume 2, but it does have its moments. As always, it's the relationship between our three lead characters that makes the cloak-and-dagger stuff enjoyable, and even compelling at times.