Boss and Bodacious

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Zine
Title: Boss and Bodacious
Publisher: Neon Rainbow Press
Editor(s): Cinda Gillilan & Jody Norman
Date(s): 1998-1999
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Medium: print, fanzine
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Genre: gen
Fandom: Riptide
Language: English
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Boss and Bodacious is a gen Riptide anthology. It has a sister zine called The Boss and Bodacious Special Gen Collection.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Boss and Bodacious 1 was published in April 1998 and is 165 pages long.

  • Ice Bag (by Sheri Young) A missing scene from "Where the Girls Are." In the heat of the situation, Nick missed the fact that Cody's been hurt. When he finally does he's struck with a case of the "guilts." (7)
  • Take Care (by Brigitte Wehling) A missing scene from "A Matter of Policy." Cody figures Nick owes him, and he's going to make him pay, and pay, and pay . . . Or at least he's going to make Nick think he's going to pay. (3)
  • Survival (by Krystina Lee) The three detectives and a paramedic friend head out for an island picnic that turns into a fight for survival when sabotage forces a crashlanding. Then the hitmen show up. It's a good thing that paramedic was along for the ride! (32)
  • In Spite of It All (by Sheri Young) Nick gets some family news and covers it up with a trip to Disneyland, but the truth still sneaks out. Grief is an emotion that's better shared. (19)
  • Blood Ties (by Londa Pfeffer) An accident, a kidnapping, and a race against time to save a young boy's life. But there's a complication, the boy is Nick's son. (26)
  • Work Farm (by Cinda Gillilan) The three detectives are set-up and jailed. But that's just the beginning of an elaborate hit on the three men. Too bad Nick was first in line. Reprinted in Black Ops #4. (44)
  • Plus a crossword by Ford and art by Hoovermann and Shiloh.

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Boss and Bodacious 2 was published in 1999 and is 165 pages long.

  • Should Acquaintance Be Forgot (by Sioned Dannan) A hit and run attack on Nick leaves the detective unsure who he is or what he does for a living. Into the void steps a man with a grudge. Cody and Murray have to face their friend, but Nick has no memory about who they are, or why he shouldn't kill them. Reprinted in Black Ops #5. (53)
  • Even in the Darkest Night (by Sheri Young) While testing the next generation of choppers for the Army, Nick crashlands. His life slowly ebbing away, Cody's voice is his only lifeline, but can they find him fast enough? (25)
  • Recover Your Soul (by Sheri Young) Nick was just trying to be helpful when he picked up a package for Cody, then the damned thing blows up and scrambles the detective's memories! Cody finds his wayward partner, but he's not the man he knew before. Believing that Nick was the target, the detectives allow the hunter to quietly stalks his real prey -- Cody Allen. (55) (winner of a 2000 FanQ)
  • Baxter Bernard, R.I.P. (by Cinda Gillilan) A tag to "Baxter and the Boz." Bax is dead, but he has one last favor to ask the guys. The only question is, can they do what he asks? Reprinted from Anything Goes #5. (12)
  • With Deepest Appreciation and Gratitude (by Cinda Gillilan) An old friend returns to King Harbor to ask Nick, Cody and Murray to take a trip with her -- to Washington D.C. and the emotional unveiling of the Women's Vietnam Memorial. Reprinted from The Eyes Have It! #8. (10)

Issue 3

cover of issue #3
another version of the cover of issue #3

Boss and Bodacious 3 was published in 2001 and is 180 pages long.

  • A Wall Against the Wind (by Sheila Paulson) With a guest appearance by Shadow Chasers. Murray wants Nick and Cody to accompany him to a conference, but the guys have no interest in gremlins and goblins and ghost - oh my! So, Murray goes by himself. But when he's attacked and left for dead, Nick and Cody have to do some serious soul searching, as well as find Murray's attacker before they strike again. (19)
  • This, I Know (by Sheri Young & Deb Gholson) A post-"The Smiles We Left Behind" story. Cody is still stinging over Janet's second rejection, and nothing Nick and Murray do seems to help. When Murray finally asks Nick what he did the last time this happened, they hit on a plan to pull Cody from his funk. Time, place and circumstances give the three men a chance to explore their friendship and the nature of love. (25) (winner of a 2002 FanQ)
  • Changing Realities (by Jody Norman) Murray is out of sorts about a conference and a reunion of sorts - lunch with three friends he'd gone to school with. He's just not sure he's made much of his life. But the tables are turned when all four are abducted by mercenaries working for an old nemesis. And he plans to sell off their collective talents to the highest bidder. While Nick and Cody race to find their friend before it's too late, Murray must draw on everything he's learned as a member of the Riptide Detective Agency to keep them all alive. (50)
  • Of Fathers and Sons (by Londa Pfeffer) Nick is just getting used to his son knowing that he's his father when Nicky ends up in the hospital for a simple operation that turns out to be anything but. (13)
  • Here's to the Good Guys (by P.J.D.R. Ford) A crossover with The Greatest American Hero. A case brings Nick, Cody and Murray into the desert where they unexpectedly cross paths with Ralph and Bill. Then Bill's kidnapped, the suit is stolen and Ralph has nowhere to turn but to the men whose lives he saved. Then it gets really complicated! (52)