Bettie Page Returns to Comics as an Undercover Operative in the 1950s
Dynamite Entertainment has announced that the iconic Pinup Queen Bettie Page, who lit the pop culture world on fire more than sixty years ago, is returning in comic book form courtesy of writer David Avallone and artist Colton Worley. With the debut issue set for release in July, Bettie Page #1 will bring the heat to fans this summer.
In this latest telling, Ms. Page is more modest than Ms. Blaise, but peels more than Ms. Emma. She out-vamps Vampirella, but she’s sweeter than Honey West. She puts the mod in model, and the bangs in bang-bang. Now the world can know the truth: her classified adventures back in 1951 Hollywood have officially been declassified.
Ms. Page has long been a staple in the comics, dating back to her debut in the 1980’s when Dave Stevens based the Rocketeer’s girlfriend “Betty” on the iconic leading lady. Subsequently, Ms. Page was seen in the anthology series from Black Cat Comics, a limited pinup series, and lastly in Dark Horse’s Bettie Page Comics written and illustrated by Jim Silke.
The debut issue of Bettie Page features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Terry Dodson, interior artist Colton Worley, Joseph Michael Linsner, and Scott Chantler. Limited variant editions in “Black & White” and “Virgin Art” formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds. Fans will also be excited by the limited-edition “Black Bag” edition, reminiscent of the pinup star’s era.
Bettie Page #1 is slated for release in July.