What They Did to Princess Paragon

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What They Did to Princess Paragon
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What They Did to Princess Paragon, a novel by Robert Rodi
AuthorRobert Rodi
CountryUnited States
PublisherDutton Penguin
Publication date
01 May 1994
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages288 pages (1st edition)
ISBN0-525-93772-2 (hardcover edition)
813/.54 20
LC ClassPS3568.O34854 W43 1994

What They Did to Princess Paragon is a humor novel by Robert Rodi, which tells the story of what happens when a venerable comic book superheroine is retconned as a lesbian.

Plot summary[edit]

Gay comic book creator Brian Parrish is hired by Bang Comics to take over Princess Paragon, a superhero comic book that's been around since the 1940s, but whose sales are slumping badly by the 1990s. Parrish decides to reimagine Princess Paragon as a lesbian, a move which causes quite a bit of excitement and publicity for Bang, but also causes consternation among some of the fan base. One deranged fanboy in particular, Jerome T. Kornacker, is so outraged that his favorite superheroine is being "perverted," that he takes radical steps to stop the change.

Major themes[edit]

What They Did to Princess Paragon is a tongue-in-cheek look at the comic book industry, the artists who create comics, the corporations that publish and sell them, and the fans who support and consume the books. The story is also an exploration of 1990s lesbian feminist thought.

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