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Inthe New York publisher Fiction House diversified from pulp magazines into comic books, and in spun-off their science fiction title Planet Stories into Planet Comics.

It’s an equally useful and compelling way to “take care of” the bad guys and deal dlaude conflict, especially for the seemingly random, unmotivated situations Barbarella finds herself foresg. Humanoids produced only 1, copies of what could be one heck of a conversation piece displayed daringly on any coffee table.

Anyway, Barbarella doesn’t make much sense because the rules of the universe aren’t explained very well. One Book Called Ulysses. It’s good for novelity’s sake, but it’s probably not worth the hype.

The new adaptation is further infused with sex, in other words, and it reads more obviously as a sex comedy.

Where No Comic Had Gone Before: Celebrating Jean-Claude Forest And ‘Barbarella’

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Forest works with an enjoyably untidy line that still captures, with clarity, his modernist spaceships and exotic alien terrains. Or is it a burlesque spin on sci-fi? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is interesting to see how the character began.


Like the movie, there’s lots of sex, and the abruptness with which it starts and ends is played for laughs a feeling I get at the beginning and end of each chapter, too. A freakin good book. By far, one of the weirdest books I’ve read. The book caused a scandal and became known as the first “adult” pornographic comic-book, though its eroticism was slight and the American erotic comic-books known as ” Tijuana bibles ” had long predated it.

But it was not always like this. There have been attempts for years to get a new Barbarella movie or TV show off the ground, and it seems inevitable that such a thing will happen eventually.

Silly stuff, and always was, but an amusing read. Other books in the series. I read the translated edition by Kelly Sue DeConnick. Barbarella’s mission in the film is to find a scientist named Durand Durand pronounced “Duran Duran”.

WordPress Hashcash needs javascript to work, but your browser has javascript disabled. Jun 05, Stephen Kelley barbareella it it was ok Shelves: It’s not even lingering, and Forest’s sketchy art style, combined with the two-color art, doesn’t always make it obvious just how naked anyone is.

The French ban on Barbarella was never lifted and for subsequent re-editions Forest would revise his artwork, making it more, or less, tame to suit the times. Barbarella foresy a fictional heroine in a French science fiction comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest. This volume is gorgeous. See Barbarella do her thing:: On top of jeaan the stories barely make any sense when taken from a “strip” format to a graphic novel format.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. FDG WebInc. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Maybe you haven’t even seen the clwude.

I understand in recent years a newer edition with a revised translation and containing the continuing chapters not included here has been released. Why did you save her [Slupe]? Barbrella couches the sexual aspects of the Barbarella stories within a thoroughgoing cheekiness, and in fact he was ambivalent about how readers received his comics.

In America, anxious to avoid legislation, the majority of publishers banded together in to finance their own regulator, the Comics Code Authority, which enforced rigorous, infantilizing limits on content.

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Barbarella was a truly liberating creation, not only for her creator, Jean-Claude Forest but also for French and international comics as a whole. I don’t know when it was I first saw the movie but I found myself highly entertained by the crazy costumes, psychedelic colors and groovy soundtrack.

It led me to come up with Barbarella. Various of the seeds of the movie are here, though, including Pygar, Duran Durand who was conflated with barbareola Master Locksmith for the filmand even The Excessive Machine.

So, overall, the comic book isn’t bad but I’d say I liked the movie more. The drawings are alright.