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Review by C.J. Bunce

After an earlier, year-long reboot series, a holiday special, and a great mash-up with Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Dejah Thoris, space vixen Barbarella gets a new monthly series at Dynamite Entertainment beginning this month.  Following writers Mike Carey, Jean-Marc Lofficier, and Leah Williams, the future of the cult sci-fi icon in the new series Barbarella is in the hands of Portuguese-American sci-fi writer Sarah Hoyt in her first comic book series with artwork supplied by Madibek Musabekov.  The big news comic book collectors will want to be aware of is a variant cover by Brian Bolland, his first for Dynamite.  Despite the prior, more adult-themed incarnations of Barbarella, the monthly series is targeted at teen+ audiences, and the racy bits are only suggestive.  But that doesn’t stop Musabekov from creating some daring–and goofy–futurist artwork, and a host of cover artists stepping up to give sci-fi fans something for everyone.

Check out covers for the first three issues of the new Barbarella series below.

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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:

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