In Review: Bettie Page Vol. 2 #1

The brand-new Queen of England has mysteriously vanished, and British Intelligence needs a helping hand from the world’s greatest model spy!

Synopsis: The brand-new Queen of England has mysteriously vanished, and British Intelligence needs a helping hand from the world’s greatest model spy! Can Bettie the First find Elizabeth the Second before the news gets out and panics all of Great Britain? Are UFOs involved?

Review: David Avallone returns with a new series of adventures for the glamorous model, actress, and spy Bettie Page. But what happens when you send Hollywood Royalty on a mission to rescue British Royalty?

The Story

This issue starts off with Bettie having a wild dream about her adventures with Gene Kelly the actor best known for ‘Singing In The Rain’ and other classic musicals of the 50s. But her dream is disturbed by a phone call.

Sent to England Bettie is told by Winston Churchill and other top brass that the newly crowned Queen has been taken by UFOs. Churchill orders Bettie to find him a miracle and thus the adventure begins.

David Avallone delivers another fun adventure with Bettie Page and the dialogue is quick paced and loaded with funny jokes. I thought a good job was done with Winston Churchill’s dialogue. So much so that I could almost hear it in my head when reading the book.

The Artwork

Julius Ohta’s art in this first issue is pretty damn good.

I particularly enjoyed what he did with the UFO-chasing the Rolls Royce toward the close of the issue and his interpretation of Winston Churchill was pretty good insofar as you knew who it was right away.

Overall

A solid opening issue, which sets the ball rolling on another bunch of adventures for Bettie Page. I’m looking forward to seeing where David Avallone will take this in future issues. I really enjoyed how we got a brief callback to the Halloween issue, which was released last month and I really appreciated how fast we got into the adventure. I look forward to seeing what Bettie thinks of the English dessert known as Spotted Dick. If indeed she has time for such trivial pursuits.

9.3
Bettie Page Vol. 2 #1
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.4
  • Artwork
    9.1
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.2

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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