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SHE CAN STEAL THE HEART OF EVERY GIRL...EXCEPT THE ONE WHO STOLE HER BIKE!
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Leo's the hottest senior at Princess Andromeda Academy, and her adoring fangirls have one goal: to beat her in a road race so she’ll go out with them. Unfortunately, the only thing Leo loves more than breaking hearts is her faithful old motorcycle, Bethany. But the arrival of mysterious new girl Vega upends her daily routine forever.

Now it’s graduation season, and with her beloved motorcycle gone, Leo finds herself facing a lonely summer at an all-time low...until mysterious beauty Vega comes crashing back into her life. The two strike a deal that puts Leo’s bike - and dignity - on the line. Will Leo rise to the occasion, or lose Bethany forever? What’s Vega’s deal, anyway? And what's this burning feeling in both of their hearts???

Roadqueen started as a one-shot comic by Mira Ong Chua released digitally in 2016, originally titled Roadqueen: Girlfriend of the World. In 2018 Chua announced a sequel to Roadqueen, and after a very successful Kickstarter campaign, the book was released digitally in December of that year. In the full comic, the original one-shot was retooled into a prologue chapter to the main story, which takes place about a year later.

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In March 2019, Seven Seas Entertainment announced their acquisition of Roadqueen's digital and print license. The Seven Seas edition was released on October 8, 2019.


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  • Beta Couple: Boots and Cassiopeia, who have been together for ages and serve as a foil to Leo and Vega's more tumultuous relationship.
  • Biker Babe: Leo, though she's obviously lacking on the "biker" front after the events of Girlfriend Of The World. Vega counts too after she gets her hands on Bethany.
  • Butch Lesbian: Leo, naturally.
  • Costume-Test Montage: Day 3 quickly turns into this, with both Leo and Vega having fun and getting into modeling clothes for each other- until Leo, predictably, screws up.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Both Vega and Boots, in contrast to their dark-haired love interests.
  • Fake Relationship: The plot of the book revolves around Vega agreeing to return Bethany to Leo if she can prove she can be a "decent lesbian," in Vega's words, by "fake-dating" her for a week.
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  • Ferris Wheel Date Moment: Day 5 involves Leo and Vega going to an amusement park and of course involves a scene of them on a ferris wheel together. Notably, it marks the shift from Leo simply trying to be a gold-star girlfriend "for Bethany" to noticing Vega's quiet mood and reaching out to her.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: It turns out Leo completely forgot her and Boots' fateful meeting that sparked the start of the weekly races with the other Princess Andromeda girls. In a more serious example, it turns out the entire events of the comic happen because of Leo and Vega's first meeting (which Leo, once again, completely forgot).
  • Gamer Girl: Leo. She frequents the arcade, owns at least one console, and is apparently a fan of "D*rk S**ls."
    • The profile for Boots lists "free-to-play games" as her "special skill."
  • Informed Attribute: Cassiopeia's profile lists her special skill as "can fall asleep anywhere.''
  • Ironic Echo: "Oh shit! That was you?!" Leo says it first while cracking up upon realizing Boots was the girl who first confessed to her in freshman year. The next time she says it, in response to recognizing yet another girl she forgot, she's a lot more serious.
  • Stellar Name: All four main characters have stellar themed names: Leo, Cassiopeia, and even Boots are all named after constellations, while Vega is named for the brightest star in Lyra. There's also the fact that they attend Princess Andromeda Academy in Girlfriend Of The World.
  • Sweetheart Sipping: During the montage of past summers, Boots and Cassie can be seen doing this in one panel (with Leo sipping a drink alone in the background).
  • Title Drop: Parodied near the end of Girlfriend of the World:
    Boots: So Vega's like everyone's girlfriend, huh?!
    Cassiopeia: Uh, sure.
    Boots: Perhaps even a Girlfriend of the World?!
    Cassiopeia: Why are you saying it in that voice...?
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