Dynamite Entertainment will release new Barbarella comics this fall to coincide with the 55th anniversary of the sci-fi heroine.
Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Girl With All the Gifts) will write the series, which will be supervised by Jean-Marc Lofficier, longtime custodian of the Barbarella brand. Dynamite, which acquired the license for the character in October 2016, will be the first American publisher to release new Barbarella comics.
Created in 1962 by Jean Claude Forest, the character transcended pop culture during the height of the sexual revolution. Famously portrayed on the big screen by Jane Fonda in 1968, Barbarella’s last appearance in comics was in the pages of Heavy Metal.
“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,” Carey said in a statement. “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 traveled the spaceways.”
Barbarella will be available in stores and digitally this fall.
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