Updated on 16 October, 2021
Between Friends is a internationally popular comic strip written by Canadian cartoonist Sandra Bell Llany. The strip runs in over 175 newspapers in 10 countries across the globe. It is aimed at a younger audience and focuses on friendship, love, and having fun. The characters are designed to appeal to children and adults.
The central characters are Max, a widowed foster child, and his best friend, Amy, who are inseparable. They live together in a small apartment and go on a weekly adventure, in which they help each other solve problems. The strip's popularity has made Between Friends into a feature film, a television series, a number of comic books, and several video games. In between each weekly episode, there is a small comic book, usually four or five panels, that relates to the story. When the comic book is complete, you can obtain a hard copy for a very low cost. Below is a description of every single comic in between Friends.
"Friends: The Case of the Two Friends" is the third installment in the Between Friends series. The title tells us what the story will follow, as it's another fun filled adventure involving Max and Amy. This time, though, they're facing an impending school bully. Along with this new addition to their stable of friends comes some new additions to the group, too. This time, they must work together to solve a mystery that's plaguing their neighborhood.
"When Harry Met Sally" follows the third anniversary of the famous "Megan's Law" case. Harry and Megan have gotten divorced, and are back together. One day, while enjoying a night out at the mall, they get into an argument that ends with Harry hurting Megan. When they learn of her injury, they immediately think of hiring a lawyer, but they are suddenly taken by surprise when the law firm they had been thinking about hiring gets closed.
"Abe's Dog" takes place several months after "The Case of the Two Friends." This time, it follows a dog namedabe who finds his own way home after being adopted by a rich businessman. There are many comic scenes involving both Max and his faithful, and yet mischievous, loyal assistant, Bebe. It all adds up to one big heist, and when the two criminals are asked to participate in an upcoming grand theft, the stakes get higher.
"Chewy Gum" is the fourth installment in Between Friends. After getting dumped by Max, Ginger comes back home to find that her dog chew every single piece of gum she has. Not only does she have to deal with chewing problems, but she's also dealing with the fact that Ginger doesn't want to deal with her anymore. She decides to ask help from Max, but what he gives her is even more shocking.
"Snoop's Dogs" follows Snoop, a drug addict, and his battle with addiction. At one point, Snoop has taken on an entire staff to clean his house. The comic includes many hilarious scenes, like Snoop calling his stepson a "pussy," and the poo outside of Max's apartment. The storyline is very funny, but it's the way Snoop deals with his addiction that's even more amazing. He not only gets help, but gets help that totally outweighs what he needs.
"The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven" is the fifth in between friends. Just when you think it can't get any funnier, unfortunately, it does. Fifteen-year-old Jake Whitlock is the star of this comedy, and he proves just why he was chosen as Jake in between friends... because he has more than enough potential to be a topnotch comic. Jake and his best friend, Renzo, have a lot in common. They both have recently lost their best friend, a member of their family, and they're determined to get him back. While some of the dialog within the story is unnecessary, it makes the comic just that much more hilarious.