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Monday 12 April 2021

Hexagon Comics -Guardian of the Republic & Barbarella - Collector's Edition

Jean-Marc Lofficier & José Luis Ruiz Pérez; cover by José Luis Ruiz Pérez

Barbarella created by, (c) & tm Jean-Claude Forest.

7x10 squarebound comic, 
48 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1-61227-831-5. 
US$12.95  UK £10.99

In the future, a series of bloody murders take place on a holiday planet built around the
theme of Christmas. Barbarella and a ressurrected Guardian of the Republic are asked to 
unmask the murderer...

Source Material: Guardian of the Republic Xmas Special 2018

To be blunt this book was like the good old Marvel comics of the 1970s when things happened that you never expected. Did I expect that the Guardian of the Republic was going to find a home in the future? HOW does he find a home in the future? Its a greal twist...but it does involve Barbarella.  Yes, the Barbarella!

It is a fun adventure and José Luis Ruiz Pérez's artwork fits the bill here. I mean, great art combined with a murder mystery a "resurrected" hero and the sexiest adventurer of the sci fi world ("You are very handsome, Maxine. I'm sure we'll ghet along famously") how could you go wrong? This is what comics should be and offer more than reboots or dark misery. Byan Wetstein's colour work is incredible in this.


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