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Dynamite Bringing Barbarella To The American Market

Written by Tim Midura on Monday, July 17 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Dynamite Bringing Barbarella To The American Market

Your grandfather is going to be stoked.


Source: Press Release

Dynamite and British writer Mike Carey are bringing the French comic Barbarella to the American market this fall. Jean-Marc Lofficier, longtime custodian of the Barbarella brand, which must be a European thing, will supervise the project.

"In the 1960s, Jean-Claude Forest's Barbarella was a character who helped to define her era - the first emancipated heroine for a decade that questioned all rules and moral codes," says Mike Carey. "I'm hugely excited to be involved in re-inventing this classic and iconic character for the modern age, and introducing her to many readers who weren't even alive when she first travelled the spaceways."

Created by Jean Claude Forest in 1962, Barbarella was introduced at the heart of the Sexual Revolution, and is forever ingrained in pop culture after Jane Fonda's unforgettable portrayal in the 1968 film. She was a key figure in the fertile battleground of French comic books and the struggle for sexual freedom in the medium, and has not appeared in a new series since her last appearance in the legendary science fiction publication, Heavy Metal.







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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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