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Pin-Up Icon Bettie Page Returns To Comics

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Pin-Up Icon Bettie Page Returns To Comics

Bettie Page is returning to comics. As part of their New York Comic Con announcements, Dynamite Entertainment has revealed that they will publish comics based on the iconic ’50s pin-up model Bettie Page.

While specific details regarding Dynamite’s Bettie Page publishing initiative are still forthcoming, the publisher points out that this will mark Page’s first appearance in comics in over 20 years. The last time she appeared in a comic was in Dark Horse’s “Bettie Page Comics” in 1996. Dynamite’s press release notes that many comic characters have been inspired by Page’s iconic style, including Betty in Dave Stevens’ “Rocketeer.”

“Bettie Page set the world on fire in the 1950s, and her influence still burns throughout American culture today!” said Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci in a press release. “Think about the vintage fashion craze, those instantly recognizable and ever-popular bangs, the pinup queen tattoos that are so playfully taboo! In our own industry, Bettie’s striking look and wild spirit has taken shape in the pages of Rocketeer, in Watchmen, in the artwork of Joe Shuster, in the Batman villainess Poison Ivy, in DC Bombshells. We’re proud to contribute to the enduring legacy of one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable performers, and can’t wait to deliver new four-color adventures to her loyal fans.”

More information about Dynamite’s Bettie Page publishing program — which will also include licensed merchandise — will be revealed in the coming months.

Official Press Release

BETTIE PAGE RETURNS TO COMICS FROM DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT!

The Legendary Queen of Pinups will Grace the Printed Page for the First Time in 20 Years!

October 5, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: The coming year will see the return of another female icon, one whose jet black bangs haven’t graced the pages of comics in far too long: Bettie Page! This marks only the second time in history that Ms. Page has appeared in officially licensed comic books, following the short-lived series Bettie Page Comics in 1996-97.

The Pinup Queen has certainly long been a staple in the comic book world, dating back to the 1980’s when Dave Stevens based the Rocketeer’s girlfriend “Betty” off of the iconic leading lady. Subsequently, Ms. Page was seen in the anthology series from Black Cat Comics, a limited pinup series, and lastly in Dark Horse’s Bettie Page Comics written and illustrated by Jim Silke.

“Bettie Page set the world on fire in the 1950s, and her influence still burns throughout American culture today!” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “Think about the vintage fashion craze, those instantly recognizable and ever-popular bangs, the pinup queen tattoos that are so playfully taboo! In our own industry, Bettie’s striking look and wild spirit has taken shape in the pages of Rocketeer, in Watchmen, in the artwork of Joe Shuster, in the Batmanvillainess Poison Ivy, in DC Bombshells. We’re proud to contribute to the enduring legacy of one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable performers, and can’t wait to deliver new four-color adventures to her loyal fans.”

Dynamite Entertainment will continue to roll out news on their upcoming Bettie Page publishing program, as well as additional licensed merchandise categories, in the coming months.

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