Barbarella #2

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Kenan Yarar Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Our spacefaring heroine may have been enlisted by Earth's underground, but that doesn't mean she trusts her new allies. On the run in an alien city, hunting for a doomsday device that might end a war, Barbarella has to choose a side and stick to it. But it might not be the one you expect...

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Jan 10, 2018

    In a way, I am glad that Barbarella has been away from the world of comics for so long. The three decade break in her adventures allows her to be introduced to a new generation almost free from preconceptions. She gets to define herself as she pleases almost despite the adventures she is on. In many ways, that is Barbarella at her core. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Feb 11, 2018

    As with the previous issue, this has been something of a delight to read. Barbarella is a great character, a heroic woman with a very clear moral compass and a very appealing resourcefulness. What's most impressive about this issue, though, is how Carey and Yerar very skilfully tell this story, fleshing out a bizarre (yet weirdly familiar) world while providing plenty of incident and intrigue without any discernible dragging of pace whatsoever. This comic might not be for everyone, but if you like your sci-fi adventurous, quirky and bold, this should be right up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 10, 2018

    Kenan Yarar has a pretty good issue here where he gets to stretch a bit more with things, such as the droid and the chase across the converted spaceport. I also really liked the opening action sequence with how that played out as it all felt very cinematic. Carey's story isn't trying to be subtle with what he's doing here but that's also realistic in that societies that lean heavy and hard in any particular direction will come across as an extreme. There's a lot of fun to be had here and Carey conveys a lot of material and character motivation along the way, though I wish we still had a bit more about the big picture of what this galaxy is like and what Barbarella inhabits in order to get a better picture of it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.3 - Harrison Rawdin Jan 10, 2018

    Barbarella #2 is full of good from cover to cover. The creative team understand the character they're continuing, so much so that we see her strengths clearly defined even as the narrative dips into murky waters. In other words there's no doubt that this is a journey worth taking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Jan 11, 2018

    At first, I thought this series might have been all fluff, relying mostly on name recognition over substance, but Carey and Yarar are slowly changing my mind in that regard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Dec 29, 2017

    Continuing to honor the legacy of Jean-Claude Forest's buxom space babe, the newest issue of Barbarella is sure to keep you guessing right from the get-go. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Jan 10, 2018

    Not too much imagination to the storyline but Barbarella is rather intriguing. Read Full Review

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