Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Comics Review: "BARBARELLA Volume 2 #7" is Another Fine Issue


STORY: Sarah Hoyt
ART: Madibek Musabekov
COLORS: Ivan Nunes
LETTERS: Carlos M. Mangual
EDITOR: Matt Idelson
COVER: Carla Cohen
VARIANT COVER ARTISTS: Derrick Chew; Butch Guice, Carla Cohen; Celina Kirchner; Mike Krome; Ken Haeser; Madibek Musabekov; Jimmy Broxton; Lucio Parrillo; Rachel Hollon (cosplay)
32pp, Color, $3.99 U.S. (February 2022)

Rated Teen+

Barbarella is based on the creator created by Jean-Claude Forest

“The Land Before Time's Running Out!”

Barbarella is a female, French, science fiction comic book hero.  Created by the late French comic book writer-artist, Jean-Claude Forest (1930-98), Barbarella first appeared in a comics serial for the French publication, V Magazine, in the spring of 1962.

In 2017, Dynamite Entertainment began publishing original English language Barbarella comic books.  The latest series is Barbarella Volume 2.  It is written by Sarah Hoyt; drawn by Madibek Musabekov and Tommaso Bianchi; colored by Ivan Nunes; and lettered by Carlos M. Mangual.  In this new series, Barbarella and her pals, Vix, and Taln (the blind “angel” and A.I. friend.), travel through space in service of the Brotherhood, combating tyranny.

As Barbarella Volume 2 #7 (“The Land Before Time's Running Out!”) opens, Barbarella has trashed another ship in her quest to find “The Lady of Qruyx” a.k.a. “The Lady.”  Barbarella awakens to find herself and Vix caged like animals on the planet, Blibaico.  Unfortunately, what lies outside her cage in the larger world is more dangerous.  Barbarella has a plan and luckily … George the Glofen.

THE LOWDOWN:  In July 2021, Dynamite Entertainment's marketing department began providing me with PDF review copies of some of their titles.  One of them is Barbarella Volume 2 #7, which is the sixth issue of the title that I have read.

Series artist Madibek Musabekov returns to join writer Sarah Hoyt for a fun issue of dinosaurs and new friends and enemies.  Hoyt does an excellent job on guest character, Ced Tivings Loronto, an alien who studies alien history and archaeology.  As usual, I had fun reading Barbarella by this creative team.  It really is an inventive and imaginative space opera comic book.

The creative team makes every issue feel fresh and new.  I have to admit that I am surprised that it is so good.  So give it a try, dear readers.  This comic book should be a big hit

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Fans of Barbarella will want to try Barbarella Volume 2.


Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"


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