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Recommended. By Bruce Jones. Art by Esteban Maroto. Prison Warden Faye has been assigned what should be an easy mission, transporting a group of criminals in suspended animation, but after her ship is struck by a meteor and crashes, the plague-stricken prisoners escape and Faye must head out and capture them in this original graphic novel. A Barbarella-like story with superlative fine-line art, good girl work galore, nudity and sex and lots of alien creatures. New introduction by Maroto. Mature Readers.

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Prison Warden Faye has been assigned what should be an easy mission, transporting a group of criminals in suspended animation, but after her ship is struck by a meteor and crashes, the plague-stricken prisoners escape and Faye must head out and capture them in this original graphic novel. A Barbarella-like story with superlative fine-line art, good girl work galore, nudity and sex and lots of alien creatures. New introduction by Maroto.

We're a bit confused if this was entirely published in 1984, where it was first intended, or if it appeared in another Warren magazine. Maroto's introduction doesn't clear that up, but he does have good words to say about writer Bruce Jones, who as an artist really understood how to create interesting stories. And he talks about working with Roy Thomas on Red Sonja, where he was asked to cut back her costume to show more skin in a change from the Barry Windsor-Smith version. And his rethinking her outfit has stuck with the strip since then.

This also has some fun surreal touches, which may remind you of the work of Alex NiƱo. And at times I also see glimpses of Jeff Jones' style here. It's very much like Barbarella brought up to the 90s. It features the same European style of unabashed nudity and sex, but with a far better story and better characterization than in the strip that started it all, from 30 years earlier. And better art, since this is the fine Maroto who contributed so much good work to the Warren magazines after starting his career strictly in Spanish and French comic albums and periodicals.

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Item Code PRSH
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781684051595
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 104pg
Color b&w
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