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And Barbarella is never punished for this, which somehow still feels refreshing. 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. You just have to go with the flow, errr the plot. I admit, I’ve seen that movie more times than I can count. Retrieved 17 April Tess Grover rated it liked it Oct 13, Tim Collins rated it it was ok Jun 15, 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.

The first few adventures are kind of too simplistic but by the time the drawings turn yellow the book gets more interesting the drawings are black, white, and shades of a different color in each chapter. The newer exchange not only includes an additional innuendo, it also positions Barbarella as a less deferential character.

Lists with This Book. And interestingly, Forest served as a design consultant on the Barbarella film, so he had a hand in the striking visuals that are such a big part of making it a classic. Your comment will be queued in Akismet! Many later characters owe a debt to Barbarella, and not just the obvious ones like Vampirella. It’s also huge, so either carry a big bag when you check it out, or be prepared to carry nothing else.


The adventures are cheeky, kind of like a “Perils of Pauline” serial, in space, if Pauline were a sexually liberated woman with zero fucks to give metaphorically, my dears – metaphorically.

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If you found this website helpful, please support it by making a donation: Maybe you haven’t read the comic. After reading the comic, I realize it’s pretty similar in tone and aesthetic to its source material, and lifts heavily from this volume to create its plot. These are only minor changes if you ignore the ways in which readers take them together. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. 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.

But whereas Captain Kirk might throw a double-fisted punch, or Spock might use a mind-meld or a Vulcan nerve pinch, Barbarella has sex. No trivia or quizzes yet. Great stories and images very well published.


She’s confident, competent and lives for new adventures. His resourceful, curly-haired Connie Kurridge appeared under various names in France and in various genres including escapades in outer space. The large hardcover version published in by Humanoids, Inc.

Whatever their influence, these precursors were very different from the science fiction heroine which Jean-Claude Forest devised in for Georges H. This is simply a fun read with fun illustrations. A caption later on continues this pattern, shifting from the first quote to the second emphasis mine:.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Anyway, Barbarella doesn’t make much sense because th The film starring Jane Fonda is one of my favorite movies of all-time. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. While the dialogue deserves derision, Jean-Claude Forest’s hean shines.

Dec 07, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: Bythe film adaptation starring Jane Fonda was in theaters. Moral panics soon broke out in many countries, prompted by fears about the future, embodied in children and childhood in general, and about rising juvenile delinquency, hardly surprising considering the societal and familial damage caused by the conflict.

The comic book, on which the film is based, makes a slightly more sense and is entertaining enough. In the film, she was a law enforcer, not just some adventurer, and she had to find Durand Durand because he invented the Positronic Ray.

Jean-Claude Forest regarded his creation as the futuristic extrapolation of the modern, free-love-practicing, empowered woman. Although there was no official quota requiring French content, the publishers chose not to use the original American covers and commissioned Forest to produce new French covers, in which beautiful women frequently featured.

An angel has no memory Or is it a burlesque spin on sci-fi?