In Review: Bettie Page: Unbound #3

The Crisis on Infinite Betties goes interplanetary romance when Bettie’s next dimensional leap finds her wearing the tiara, and carrying the sword, of a Princess of Mars!

Synopsis: The Crisis on Infinite Betties goes interplanetary romance when Bettie’s next dimensional leap finds her wearing the tiara and carrying the sword, of a Princess of Mars! The Great Old Ones are shattering reality itself, and only the Beauty with the Bangs can keep their grubby tentacles off our mulitiverse!

Review: Bettie Page visits Mars in her quest to obtain the fourth Key, but things get complicated when she meets Captain Jake Gibson.

The Story

Having obtained three of the keys. Bettie is now after the fourth and travels to Mars in order to get it. While there she encounters the Puru and meets their elder who relieves her of the keys. At this point, Jake Gibson and The Xenonian Fleet stage a rescue and initially, Bettie is rather taken with the dashing Captain. She persuades the Captain to help her retrieve the three keys, a request that he honors.

But Bettie still needs to find the fourth Key, which is very close by.

The Artwork

Julius Ohta provides some great pages in this issue and gets straight down to business with a page that sees Bettie riding one of the dragonfly beasts.

The sail barge ships look absolutely great and the sequences where Bettie is working alongside Captain Jake Gibson are very well done and provide a great contrast to later pages where Bettie and Jake have a sword-fighting duel, which is very dramatically drawn.

Overall

David Avallone provides us with a fun issue, which sort of turns the heroic figure of Jake Gibson on its head. The dialogue where Jake is talking somewhat gleefully about a great weapon that will wipe out an entire race is brilliantly written and has a huge impact.

The dialogue between Bettie and Jake throughout the issue is so good that I could almost hear Jakes southern drawl in my head when I was reading. Had I been reading it out loud I’d most likely have attempted it and failed miserably because am terrible with accents.

Overall. A great issue, which leaves us with a cliffhanger that will have fans counting the days for the next issue to come out.

9.8
Bettie Page: Unbound #3
  • Covers
    10
  • Story
    9.7
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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