Dynamite Announces Betty Boop Publishing Deal

Dynamite Entertainment has announced a publishing deal with Fleischer Studios and King Features Syndicate that would bring Betty Boop, the first female animated screen star, to comics for the first time in over twenty years.

First introduced in 1930, Betty Boop was created by Max Fleischer for his Talkartoons series, the first “talkies” of animation, which Max’s company, Fleischer Studios, produced for Paramount. Mae Questel provided Betty’s distinctive voice. By 1932, Betty — considered to be the first and only female animated screen star — had taken the country by storm. Betty starred in more than 100 cartoons, 90 of which are included in the official Betty Boop series, which ended in 1939. Since then, Betty has appeared in dozens of hit movies, television specials, and commercials. She was the first cartoon character to be profiled by A&E’s Biography series.