Synopsis: Between cultists, creeps, spies, mind-control rays, flying saucers and the LAPD, Bettie has had just about enough of everyone’s crap. Watch out, Hollywood. Now you’ve made her mad. David Avallone and Colton Worley continue to help Bettie work through her issues, in The Secret Diary of BETTIE PAGE, Chapter Three.
Review: David Avallone continues his journey through the secret diaries of Betty Page and this third issue provides more thrills and spills.
After having narrowly escaped the film set on which everyone went berserk as a result of some technology. Betty is arrested by the police and taken in for questioning. Of course, her story does not convince any of the old school coppers, but she does make a valuable ally in Officer Druke who helps her slip away.
Much of the action doesn’t get going until Betty and Druke start to do a little investigating of their own. Eventually, the trail leads them to a Jazz club where Betty hooks up with two of her old roommates and meets an additional one. The issue culminates with Bettie being led into the belly of the beast.
The artwork from Colton Worley in this issue is lots of fun. I especially enjoyed the panel where Betty is escorted off in handcuffs on page two and the fight sequence between Betty, Druke and the two bent coppers on page eleven. But the most fun is had in the Jazz club where Whorly gets to play with a smoky ambient sort of atmosphere.
I also have to take my hat off to the letterer in this issue. I could pretty much read most the lyrics to Les Pauls famous Jazz standard ‘How High The Moon’ being played by the band. So much so that I actually found myself humming the melody while reading the book.
With the cliffhanger ending being far more exciting this issue. I can’t wait to find out how Betty and Druke escape.