Jean-Claude Forest's Barbarella is being revived as an all-new series from writer Mike Carey by Dynamite Entertainment. No artist or release date was named, but Carey describesit as a re-invention of the classic French character - done under the supervision of the character's long-time custodian, Jean-Marc Lofficier.
"In the 1960s, Jean-Claude Forest's Barbarella was a character who helped to define her era - the first emancipated heroine for a decade that questioned all rules and moral codes," said Carey. "I'm hugely excited to be involved in re-inventing this classic and iconic character for the modern age, and introducing her to many readers who weren't even alive when she first travelled the spaceways."
Alhough perhaps best known for the 1968 live-action movie starring Jane Fonda, Barbarella was created by Forest in 1962 as part of the French comic book scene. The last new story of the character was 1982's The Storm Mirror with arist Daniel Billon.
"I can't begin to express my pride in getting to be part of the first new adventures of Barbarella in decades, and I'm excited for all the comics readers who don't know of her exploits and are going to want to find the original material after reading this book," said Dynamite senior editor Matt Idelson. "The bonus of finally getting to work with Mike after years of cyberstalking him is the cherry on the sundae, and if the early going is any indication, this book is going to be amazing!"