Jean-Claude Forest’s timeless Erotic Sci-Fi series recounting the spatial adventures of the the firece warrior Barbarella now collected in a brand new English-language adaptation by Kelly-Sue DeConnick.
Barbarella’s spaceship breaks down, she finds herself trapped on the planet Lythion. There, she has a series of adventurous, and bawdy, encounters with a variety of strange beings, from robots to angels.
Featuring a brand new, contemporary English-language adaptation by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Marvel’s "Captain Marvel," "Avengers Assemble," Dark Horse’s "Ghost," Image’s "Pretty Deadly")
Jean-Claude Forest was a true innovator of the comics scene of the 1960s and the 1970s, mainly because of the classic 'Barbarella' series. He made his debut at the publishing house Élan, where he drew comics like 'Le Vaisseau Hanté', 'Hyppolite et les Diamants de Pésetas-City'. He then worked for the magazines O.K., Caméra 34 and Vaillant. For the latter, he created the 'Copyright/Copyrit' series. he joined the S.P.E. ('Société Parisienne d'Édition) in 1952, where he took over the 'Charlot' character and began series like 'Mike Hagarth'. Throughout the 1950s, he was an illustrator for numerous magazines and pocket books.
Publisher: Humanoids, Inc. (October 29, 2020)
Length: 160 pages
“The feisty French comic book siren Barbarella, who made her debut in 1962, was ahead of her time—but also of it.”
– The New York Times
“[T]he comics version of Barbarella resonates as an early example of the fully empowered female comics protagonist.”
– Publishers Weekly
“It’s as close as English-language readers will get to the 'humor and the expression of liberty' that Forest desired.”
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