Bettie Page #1

Writer: David Avallone Artist: Colton Worley Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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She's more modest than Ms. Blaise, but peels more than Ms. Emma. She out-vamps Vampirella, but she's sweeter than Honey West. She put the mod in model, and the bangs in bang-bang. Now the world can know the truth:  her classified adventures back in 1951 Hollywood have been declassified.  Dynamite, David Avallone and Colton Worley are proud to present The Secret Diary of Bettie Page, in handy comic book form.

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Jul 18, 2017

    Overall, this is an enjoyable read that is illustrated beautifully. The few flaws herein can and should be corrected in future installments. This will only serve to increase the value of such a noble work as Mr. Avallone and Worley continue to shed light on this time in Ms. Page's life. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jul 18, 2017

    Having Bettie Page be a secret agents is a master stroke and it works really well as a concept. I really enjoyed this first issue, which tells a somewhat self contained story to introduce the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Jul 19, 2017

    This comic was so much fun to read. Any new information about Bettie Page is welcome to me. So if you like old school Hollywood, strong women, and weird tales this comic is for you. The story unfolds beautifully. Oh, and the language is very fun in here as well. Using slang terms from the 50s really helps place you in the right timeline. I cant wait to see what Bettie does next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 27, 2017

    I'm sure that those far more familiar with the real person and her work will come at this different than I will but I rather enjoyed this book. It's light and fun, it moves fast but provide some good meat to it with the narration and dialogue, and it also looks fantastic. While Avallone sets the basics up it's Worley that delivers with beautiful visuals as he captures Bettie in all the right ways and details and especially camera angles. It's a book that's very easy to re-read and soak up the visuals and all the details and just some of the expressions that she has combined with the dialogue of the time that just makes you grin. I have no idea what to expect with this book in total but I'm on for the journey. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 20, 2017

    Reading through this book, I can't help but be reminded of the Jane comic strip by Norman Pett. For those not in the know, Jane was a morale boosting character, popular during the Second World War, who had a tendency to lose her clothes. Both characters tend to get themselves inadvertently caught up in traps through misadventure, although the former manages to do it at the same time as losing her clothes. This then leads to the confusion that I feel about this book. With such a prominent character the focus of the book, coupled with everyone's opinion of the “Queen of Bondage” there will quite a few fans of Bettie that may well be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jul 20, 2017

    Assuming you know who Bettie Page is, or if you're familiar with her previous comic book series, then you may realize that the latest iteration of her comic doesn't quite do her justice. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Jul 20, 2017

    Final Verdict: 6.5 – "Bettie Page" may not rise above the issues inherent in creating a fictional story starring a real-life pin-up model, but there's enough here to keep it entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 19, 2017

    It certainly wasn't as bad as I could imagine and hell, it's worth a read if you have any curiosity at all about it. Long term, it's hard to say it has legs. It would be interesting to see if it does, but I can see this series quickly dissolving into a set formula in which Bettie is put into unbelievable situations only to be saved like a damsel as she is in this issue. Not that I'm reviewing this issue based on that, but those are my thoughts and mind set going forward with this series. None the less, it was an entertaining read and fans of Bettie Page are likely to be pleased with how she's handled" minus the ending. Read Full Review

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