- Full Description
The original 1960s space heroine from France, who was portrayed on screen by a sexy young Jane Fonda, returns in all new adventures. When Barbarella wanders into a war zone, the theocratic rulers of Parosia arrest and imprison her. A prison break is brewing, but now that she knows what the Parosians do to their own citizens Barbarella decides to make this fight her own. This collects the first four issues of her new title, along with 22 different, full page-size variant covers.
A host of great variant covers by Paul Pope, Jim Balent, Jean-Claude Forest, Roberto Castro, Kenan Yarar, Robert Hack, Joe Jusko, Joseph Michael Linsner and far more. Issue #1 had TEN variant covers, and #2-4 each had four! Each is reproduced full page, and many are very striking--which is why we also handled this in the original comic as variant cover sets.
The French original Barbarella and the bestselling English translation broke new ground in the comics world, with a sexy heroine who embraced her sexuality--be it with humans or well-endowed robots. Then came along the film which became an icon of its day and kicked off Jane Fonda's career.
Review, excerpted from online:
"So with an extremely hazy memory of the 60’s film and zero knowledge of the original source material I went into Dynamite’s Barbarella #1 extremely fresh. Did it help? I will say that I enjoyed myself and the story quite a bit. I’m not sure how it deviates from the source material...but I personally enjoyed it a ton. I really liked the artwork by Kenan Yarar here and I think that was a big help. Yarar has a modern Moebius-like quality to his artwork that I loved from the moment I saw it."
"The plot: Barbarella finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time as her spaceship is captured by these super religious jerk types. They immediately find Barbarella guilty of having a vagina. Yup. No sex organs for these people. She is sentenced to prison and the removal of her vagina. No joke...Barbarella doesn’t need to get too used to her surroundings as she swore to break out, regain her vagina, and take on the Space Republicans. It being Barbarella, what else would you expect?"
“The plot is pretty damn sexual but so was the movie – even for a sixties film. ...Carey did a great job with this first issue as I immediately cared about this character who is at the mercy of these...space jerks.”
Reviewed by: Ryan McLelland - 2guys1review.com
- Additional Information
Item Code BAR01 Publisher Dynamite Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781524107529 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 128pg Color Full Color