Trina Robbins

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Nick Chinn

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Last Updated on June 7, 2022, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 187

I've always enjoyed Trina Robbins' artwork and style. It is a happy medium polished overground art and on the other side of the spectrum, those trashy, poorly-drawn comix I can't stand to look at….

[Scarlett Pilgrim follows] Scarlett, a San Francisco "working girl," and an older, retired hooker named Dollface, who both get involved as pawns in some C.I.A. derring-do in a Middle-East-type foreign country, getting tangled in a political revolution. For entertainment, Scarlett finds herself in the bedsheets of every important governmental or guerrilla leader in the fictional country Bahraq.

The story line is both light-hearted while overdramatic, fastmoving, and poking fun at international politics and the C.I.A. It's a lot of fun reading.

The book climaxes with Scarlett and Dollface double-crossing the C.I.A., and ends with a letter telling Scarlett that her cousin is coming to stay with her for awhile … unfortunately the family doesn't know anything about Scarlett's occupation, a situation setting up the next Scarlett Pilgrim book. I can't wait.

Nick Chinn, "Reviews: 'Scarlett Pilgrim'," in The Heroine's Showcase (© 1978 The Comics Heroine's Fan Club), No. 14, Summer, 1978, p. 33.

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