Barbarella #1

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Kenan Yarar Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
4.1User Rating

Earth's star-crossed daughter is back! When Barbarella wanders into a war zone, the theocratic rulers of Parosia arrest and imprison her. A prison break is brewing, but now that she knows what the Parosians do to their own citizens Barbarella decides to make this fight her own...

  • 8.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Dec 4, 2017

    Overall. I'm probably in for another issue to see how it goes. Overall it is pretty true to the Barbarella character and visual goes a little further than the movie could ever go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Harrison Rawdin Dec 6, 2017

    Here's the deal:Barbarella #1 carries a slow burn that builds to a sturdy series of events that will no doubt earn itself a place on more than a few pull-lists this week. It's exactly what you're expecting it to be plus a little bit extra which, thanks to a stellar team at its back, quickly turns this Dynamite revival into a more than worthy jaunt which excites and incites us to tag along with an old school heroine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Dec 6, 2017

    I probably read more Dynamite comics than any others. Despite calling myself a DC guy. But if you want superheroes of the non-big-two variety, then Dynamite is going to have most of them. I keep coming back to Dynamite because they keep giving me cool characters that I can follow without getting stuck in a multiverse loop. I follow a couple of Dynamite's comics right now, James Bond and Shadow, and I almost always pick up anything new they put out, it's not always a hit for me, but I will check it out. I'm glad I checked out Barbarella and I'm in for issue two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 6, 2017

    Barbarella is off to a solid start here and it has potential, which is no surprise since the original work ran for a bit and had a lot of fun in that run. Giving Jean-Claude Forest's work a new life is a daunting task but one that should be really embraced. Carey's giving it a solid enough beginning here while leaving plenty to explore to be sure and I'm hoping that it gets the chance to do so because this is something that can just be fun – an area where Dynamite has succeeded well over the years with a range of older properties in giving them a new life. I'm not fully sold on Yarar's artwork overall, though that may be the color design more than anything else, but this all has a lot of promise to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 4, 2017

    A solid first entry, though a bit clunky. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Nov 24, 2017

    A sexy Sci-Fi romp that successfully honors the 55-year legacy of Jean-Claude Forest's buxom space babe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 7, 2017

    While it will not be everyone's cup of tea, the new Barbarella series is a good read. The story does a fine job of paying tribute to its source material while satirically striking at modern society and the artwork is sexual without being crude. Those who are curious about what came before would do well to check out Kelly Sue DeConnick's recent English translation of the original Barbarella. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Dec 16, 2017

    A futuristic fable with clear feminist influences, this issue is considerably more entertaining than I've just made it sound! Yarar's art is expressive and exciting, while Carey's story rattles along at a fair pace, but never confuses. Barbarella has proven herself to be a character worth resurrecting and, if this issue is anything to go by, Dynamite is equal to the task. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Dec 8, 2017

    A thoughtful and interesting debut, "Barbarella" #1 subverts expectations and turns a once dated character into a veritable female icon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Dec 8, 2017

    In conclusion, this was a fun debut issue for Carey and Yarar. I was expecting quite a bit from Carey due to his previous work, and was pleasantly surprised by Yarar’s art. I will warn though, for a comic from Dynamite, there is quite a bit of nudity in this issue that I was not expecting, so reader beware. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Dan Wickline Dec 5, 2017

    So I may dock the book for some inconsistent art and the story being a little confusing, but the fact that it tries so hard to feel like the previous books and is still taking on the social and gender issues of the day makes me like this book quite a bit. It is keeping up the tradition of good science-fiction: telling a fun story while also sharing a message that applies to the world today. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    SloboSOY Dec 8, 2017

    What was that ... Too strange for my taste, that's sure.
    I didn't find it interesting. The only fun time was when Barbarella & a fellow prisoner make love and that give the other woman envy to taste that. And not because of the sexe part, but because that's entirely out of story. For one, the priest explain than without her woumb, woman doesn't have desire anymore. So her fellow prisoner would don't know desire. And I think the other would not have been turn on (Or curious) so quickly too. Even in a normal prison I don't think all woman would make love if they watch a couple do it. Not in the same time at least.
    The ending is not interresting too.

    Cover - I take the C variant, maybe less artistic than the regular, but n more

  • 8.0
    MKW69 Dec 17, 2017

  • 3.5
    Sayrus Mar 24, 2018

  • 2.0
    KnM Feb 23, 2019

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