Following a new worldwide distribution agreement with Diamond Book Distributors, Terry Moore’s Abstract Studio is bringing back one of the most iconic queer comic books in history: Strangers in Paradise. Originally debuting in 1993 –at the height of superhero comics delirium– Moore opted to go with a more nuanced approach, by focusing on more an everyday life-type of dramedy in the form of Strangers in Paradise. The series featured best friends Francine and Katchoo, who eventually fall in love, leading to a fourteen year-run of romance, action, and Moore’s signature sense of humor.
During it’s original run, Strangers in Paradise nabbed a number of awards, including an Eisner Award, a Reuben Award, and multiple GLAAD Media Awards. Rumors have swirled for the past few years regarding a live-action film adaptation of the series, however, talks seem to have stalled. Abstract Studio also published a number of additional comic book series, including Echo, Rachael Rising, and Motor Girls.
Four volumes of the celebrated series are being re-released, with a new format and new cover art, beginning with Volume 1 set to publish in June 2023, just in time for Pride Month.