BARBARELLA DEJAH THORIS #4

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Writer: Leah Williams
Artist: German Garcia

Dejah and Barbarella are finding out why they have been brought to this future Mars. The Wind-Walkers are a race that travel around stripping worlds of their R.U.S.T. Dr. Gitu has a plan to use the R.U.S.T to open a portal that will take the inhabitants back to the planet’s primordial beginning. It will also destroy the Wind-Walkers and save countless worlds from being destroyed. So the two agree and open a portal. They talk about their feelings some more. Gitu comes back animating the mud and gives them both some valuable possessions. Then the two kiss and leave back to their respective times.

Well the story ends and I can’t say I’m impressed. A lot of endless talking about feelings. The whole plot was one big nothing burger. I loved the art. The two heroines looked beautiful. Still this was a missed opportunity that could have seen a really fascinating story with these two. I like the characters and they worked well together. Sadly they didn’t get a writer that could deliver. So ends a very disappointing series.

BARBARELLA DEJAH THORIS #3

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Writer: Leah Williams
Artist: German Garcia

Barbarella and Dejah make it to an island on the surface. There they watch as the invaders rain down destruction on the undersea kingdom. They have a lengthy conversation about themselves and their feelings. A brief fight with some flying creatures and they go back below the surface. They travel a ways and come to a giant white egg. They enter and find themselves in a white space floating around. Then the notes from Dr. Gitu that Barbarella was carrying form into a talking image of Dr. Gitu. They find out that they are on Mars and he wants the two to not save the planet but help it die.

So this issue had a lot of the two talking about their feelings. Traveling around the bottom of the ocean and floating around some odd pocket dimension. They finally get to meet up with some program from Dr. Gitu who reveals the big shocking secret. They are on Mars. Sadly the story is just so dull with nothing happening that I really have no excitement at all of the shocking reveal. Once again I like the two characters and they interact well. Artist has the two beautifully drawn. Just really no substance to the story. Sad.

BARBARELLA DEJAH THORIS #2

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Writer: Leah Williams
Artist: German Garcia

Dejah and Barbarella find themselves trapped in a bubble under an ocean. Dejah being from a desert world panics but Barbarella keeps her cool. One of the creatures outside start chewing into the bubble. Barbarella calmly finds materials to make oxygen as Dejah slices off the head of the creature with her sword. Barbarella solves the oxygen problem but the side effect is the process makes the water they are in toxic. Barbarella consults the notes that Dr. Gitu left as a giant creature swallows the bubble and spits it out at another place.

This place has some squid that can turn into oxygen mask. Snail like creatures with spears then show up and escort the two ladies to the big giant snail king. The king in very pidgin English describes the problem they are facing. The land they occupy contains R.U.S.T a very powerful element in Barbarella’s time. Invaders are attacking and I guess the snail people need help. A laser beam from the surface then strikes the snail king as the two girls take off.

So the second issue is filled with a lot of talky conversation and exposition. Not a lot of action. Also the snail king makes Yoda sound like Sir John Gielgud. I mean his speech is just very unintelligible and Barbarella spends the time translating. I suppose the writer thought it was real hip but I just found it annoying. So far I get a very vague idea of what’s going on. For a four issue series and still not knowing where this story is going is not a good sigh. A positive note is I love the art. The two women look beautiful and I like the interaction between the two.

BARBARELLA DEJAH THORIS #1

“Conceptually Exploiting the Construct of Time”
Writer: Leah Williams
Artist: German Garcia

Dr. Gitu is an alien who is a renowned scientist. Someone is also trying to break into his lab to murder him. Gitu knows this and accepts this. Later Barbarella comes for an appointment to purchase something. She finds the doctor murdered and is sorry this happened. She does find a note addressed to her. Gitu has directions to solve his death. The directions lead to a mirror that is a portal somewhere. Barbarella fearlessly enters.

10,000 years in the past Dejah Thoris is excavating a site for scientific research. The area is devoid of minerals but they find a mirror buried in the sand. The mirror is brand new and Dejah falls into it. She finds herself in a dark place with Barbarella. Barbarella likes Dejah immediately but Dejah does not feel the same. They explore the place and find out that they are under water. Water that teems with vicious life.

So another team-up with two characters that you wouldn’t expect to meet. Not a bad idea for these two very different characters. So far well it is the first issue so we will get a lot of exposition. The story does have potential and I love the art. The two women look beautiful and have very different personalities so there can be some interesting interactions in exploring this new world they find themselves on.