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And Barbarella is never punished for this, which somehow still feels refreshing. I know the book came first but I liked some things that were added in the movie, like the exaltation transference pills, and some things that were changed in the movie, like Durand Durand being a mad scientist instead of an ally of Barbarella and Dildano becoming a more comic character.

For other uses, see Barbarella. Thanks for telling us about the problem. She Barbarella, with her long hair and sonorous name, her baby face and disdain for needless clothes, finds herself on the planet Lythion, where she has made a forced landing while traveling alone through outer space in her rocket.

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The movie was playful frippery, and was based on a playful frippery — the Barbarella comic strip was a slightly saucy science fiction tale about an occasionally hapless Earth girl who veered between sex at the drop of a hat and helping to overcome tyrannical regimes on alien planets — Barbarella and Flesh not Flash Gordon would have gotten along well, methinks.


Nowadays it just seems quaint. It’s known as the first “adult” comic book due to sexual content. The comic shows us a little more of the world, but the movie definitely uses the most compelling parts of the comic.

Captain, you better pull out! All in all, it’s a pretty, fun classic, and while the characters and stories are rather bare-bones, the artwork and humor make up for it. While the dialogue deserves derision, Jean-Claude Forest’s artwork shines.

Moral panics soon broke out in many countries, prompted by fears about the future, embodied in children and childhood in general, and about rising juvenile delinquency, hardly surprising considering the societal and familial damage caused by the conflict. Like the movie, there’s lots of sex, and the abruptness with which it starts and ends is played for laughs a feeling I get at the beginning and end of each chapter, too. This is simply a fun read with fun illustrations.

The artwork is simple but good and the story is somewhat disjointed – most likely a product of being a serial.

A caption later on continues this pattern, shifting from the first quote to the second emphasis mine: Nevertheless it received rave reviews and from a modest initial print-run, it would go on to sellcopies. Open Preview See a Problem? Sure, she loses her clothes a lot, but the gaze applied to her by Forest never feels particularly lascivious.


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There’s no overarching plot. I understand in recent years a Barbarella Psychadella! It’s also huge, so either carry a big bag when you check it out, or be prepared to carry nothing else. Barbarella remains highly influential, and through it Jean-Claude Forest’s legacy lives on. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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It is interesting to see how the character began. The large hardcover version published in by Humanoids, Inc.


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