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Jan 19, Jeanine rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This article is about the comic book.

Jean-Claude Forest’s Barbarella | PAUL GRAVETT

Actually, there are quite a few differences between the comic book and the film. Jul 31, William Ramsey rated it it was amazing. Captain, you better pull out! I thought those color shifts did a good job of splitting up the reading, and it would have been nice to see a higher res sort of version of that. Juvenile crime rates reinforced their arguments, showing that 31, minors had been convicted inthree times the number in This doesn’t diminish my enjoyment of the movie, of course.

The new adaptation is further infused with sex, in other words, and it reads more obviously as a sex comedy.


Barbarella is one of my favorite movies. Like the movie, there’s lots barbaarella sex, and the abruptness with which it starts and ends is played for laughs a feeling I get at jan beginning and end of each chapter, too. If you first encountered Barbarella through the psychedelically colorful film, as most do, the simplicity of Forest’s art can feel a little jarring. It’s more of a collection of stories about Barbarella’s adventures on the planet Lythion.

Jean-Claude Forest’s Barbarella:

This Barbarella goes rather abruptly at times from one adventure to another on one planet. Feb 02, L. An edited version of this Article originally appeared as the Foreword to the Humanoids Inc.

The newer exchange not only includes an additional innuendo, it also positions Barbarella as a less deferential character. And I admit, I honestly like the movie more – though it was fun to read the original comics and find all the bits they pulled for the film.

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Sure, she loses her clothes a lot, but the gaze applied to her by Forest never feels particularly lascivious. For one example of many, the previous English-language version features the following exchange: He’s not exactly a legend in American comics circles.

Forest found greater freedoms elsewhere in the science fiction magazine Fictionlaunched in as the French edition of the American Magazine of Fiction and Brbarella Fiction. Although there was no official quota requiring French content, the publishers chose not to use the original American covers and commissioned Forest to produce new French covers, in which beautiful women frequently featured.


No trivia or quizzes yet. The film starring Jane Fonda is one of my favorite movies of all-time.

The book takes the form of four or five chapters, each detailing a series of somewhat connected events and generally telling a self-contained story. We’ve made contact with the membrane!

Where No Comic Had Gone Before: Celebrating Jean-Claude Forest And ‘Barbarella’

Barbarella Barbarella 1 by Jean-Claude Forest. But it’s the colors that left me breathless here. Nov 02, Lisa rated it liked it.

A caption later on continues this pattern, shifting from the first barbafella to the second emphasis mine: For one example of many, the previous English-language version features the following exchange:.

But you’ve seen colorful posters of Jane Fonda looking flawless in a variety of impeccably styled costumes that put a sci-fi spin on burlesque.