A truly wonderful novel. An unabashed look at beautiful geekdom that is the comic book world, with an open arms embrace of gay and lesbian characters who both defy and define conventional stereotypes of the g/l community.
Brian Parrish, a brash gay cartoonist, is charged with updating the image of Princess Paragon, a creaky heroine whose market share is expressed in decimals. His solution: Change her hairdo, streamline her spandex, and haul her out of the closet. It's a blockbuster idea sure to make Brian famous and attract a whole new readership. But for one devoted fan, it's an abomination.
What happens next is a scheme that involves an African-American feminist lesbian editor, a malaprop-spouting mother, and a lover who's absent without leave.
Abounding in high camp, low farce, and ferocious wit, this scathingly funny novel establishes Robert Rodi as one of the most blistering and brilliant satirists of his day.
I REALLY enjoyed this book. A biting satire on comic book fandom.