Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Kenan Yarar
Cover: Butcher Billy
Publisher: Dynamite Comics
Barbarella #7 starts with Barbarella and Vossiman learning that they’re on earth during an earlier period in history and there is something causing a “spatio-temporal disturbance” and they need to find out what is causing it and fast because this disturbance is messing with timelines. I haven’t read the previous issues so I couldn’t tell you how they got there but we’ll push forth with the review. I also don’t want to give too many details about the story so that is the baseline.
The art by Kenan Yarar is great and almost playful which is what a character like Barbarella needs. The colors are awesome too, they are done by Mohan and bring a brightness to the book that reminds me of the 1960’s sci-fi movies. The story was fine but just not my cup of tea I guess, I like humorous and teasing dialogue but I wasn’t drawn into the story. I wasn’t too sure what to expect from a comic book based on Barbarella, I remember watching the movie when I was a teenager but my memories are vague on what it was actually about, only that it was sexy and strange. This book is humorous and doesn’t take itself too seriously and this is a good thing, playful is best with this character’s world.
So overall I cant give this comic book a high grade, I couldn’t recommend it or tell anybody to buy it just for the art. Don’t get me wrong it’s not that Mike Carey is a bad writer, the script flowed but it just didn’t hook me in. Barbarella fans would know better than me if this was a good representation of the character and world, let me know what you guys think of this issue and the run overall.