Synopsis: When you step through an inter-dimensional gate the results are unpredictable: sometimes you find yourself in a bikini made of coins with a sword in your hand! Reality is shattering, the gate has been opened for an invasion from the Great Old Ones…and only model spy BETTIE PAGE can save the world…
Review: Bettie is thrown into a world that Xena Warrior Princess would be perfectly at home in.
Picking the story up from where the Lockness Monster adventure left off. Bettie is in a strange world of Barbarians and Sorcerers and is on a quest to steal the second Star of Tunguska from this worlds main villain.
David Avallone has opened the doors for artist Julius Ohta to have loads of fun with the visuals. The art gives us a barbaric world, which borrows from classic fantasy such as Jason and the Argonauts and Xena Warrior Princess and plenty of other reference points.
Betties costume in this world is very much similar to what Xena would wear in her world. With the exception of the boots, which look really cool.
I loved Ohta’s skeleton warriors that we see toward the end of the issue. These put me in mind of the old Ray Harryhausen version of Jason and The Argonauts, which was a favorite film of mine as a kid.
This was a great issue that spins-off wonderfully from the mythology that David Avallone has worked so tirelessly to set up in previous issues. I loved how the issue starts with Bettie recapping absolutely everything that has happened that has led up to her being in this strange new world.
In short, Bettie is on a quest to recover 4 other starts of Tunguska, which will close off the Earth from attack from other dimensions.
I can’t wait to see how she does. And also cannot wait for next months fangtastic issue.