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Jean-Claude Forest’s Barbarella:

The large hardcover version published in by Humanoids, Inc. Various of the seeds of the movie are here, though, including Pygar, Duran Durand who was conflated with the Master Locksmith for the filmand even The Excessive Machine.

September 25, An edited version of this Foresf originally appeared as the Foreword to the Humanoids Inc. It’s worth lugging it home, though, and not just because it’s got a lovely blue satin bookmark. Your wounds weren’t too serious. Or is it a burlesque spin on sci-fi? Jan 28, Milky Mixer rated it liked it.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Barbarella’s mission in the film is to find a scientist named Durand Durand pronounced “Duran Duran”.

Dialogue like the following as Barbarella’s and Dildano’s ship encounters a massive jellyfish? Barbarellathe creation that would make Forest internationally famous, originated in as a comic strip in the French periodical V Magazine. Retrieved from ” https: Great stories and images very well published. For other uses, see Barbarella. Claaude not exactly a legend in American comics circles. An edited version of this Article originally appeared as the Foreword to the Humanoids Inc.



Barbarella by Jean-Claude Forest

This Barbarella goes rather abruptly at times from one adventure to another on one planet. She’s confident, competent and lives for new adventures. Preview — Barbarella by Jean-Claude Forest. Oct 29, at 1: 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.

WordPress Hashcash needs javascript to work, but your browser has javascript disabled. Jane Fonda is the spitting image of the illustrated Barbarella, which is neat. Unsourced material may barbarela challenged and removed. A freakin good book.


This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat So if you want the full Barbarella, maybe try that one? Mar 02, Consito Ramirez rated it it was ok.

Anyway, Barbarella doesn’t make much sense because th The film starring Jane Fonda is one of my favorite movies of all-time.

Producer Dino De Laurentiis and director Roger Vadim adapted it into a film that was released inguaranteeing Forest’s creation’s immortality. Captain, you better pull out! Newsletter Mailing list sign-up: Its lovely artwork – lots of stylized shots of the alien world, and each chapter using only black and one jewel-ton Barbarella is one of my favorite movies.


The book caused a scandal and became known as the first “adult” pornographic comic-book, though its eroticism was slight and the American erotic comic-books known as ” Tijuana bibles ” had long predated it.

The artwork is simple but good and the story is somewhat disjointed – most likely a product of being a serial. Whether a modern adaptation can capture the free spirit of Forest’s Barbarella is another question, but some don’t think that Vadim and Fonda succeeded either. 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.

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Under the law, the book was banned from being put on public display. To ask other readers questions about Barbarellaplease sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A character named Dildano who captains a phallus-shaped spaceship? The most sexual thing about Barbarella is her willingness to have sex. An English translation barbzrella Richard Seaver reached readers only a few years after the initial French printings, first serialized in Evergreen Review and then collected in a single volume.