A unique space fantasy heroine finds herself aligning with a classic pulp fantasy heroine in Dynamite‘s latest mash-up mini-series, Barbarella/Dejah Thoris, with its first issue arriving in comic book stores today. How exactly do you put together two characters from such different source material? A magic artifact, of course! When Barbarella and Dejah encounter a strange object in their respective worlds, what else can they do but work together to figure out why they are suddenly together, far from their familiar worlds?
Writer Leah Williams and artist Germán Gárcia set up a murder mystery where an alien scientist in Barbarella’s world is killed minutes before an expected meeting with Barbarella. In the series’ first issue, readers will find an evenly split introductory story putting these leads together. One of them isn’t too happy about it. Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ fantasy adventure heroine Dejah Thoris mixed up with the likes of the risqué Barbarella of Jean-Claude Forest 1960s comics may seem like an unlikely pairing, but why not?
Here are preview pages from the story, courtesy of Dynamite:
The story of Barbarella/Dejah Thoris will be told in four issues.
Check out Issue #1 today at Elite Comics or your local comic book store.