In Review: Bettie Page #7

Picking up from where last month left off. Bettie and her pal Lyssa are at the Cannes Film Festival and there has been a murder

Synopsis: Bettie goes to the Cannes Film Festival! Invasion of the Space Commies isn’t up for the Grand Prix, but that won’t keep our plucky heroine from chasing spies on the French Riviera!

Review: Picking up from where last month left off. Bettie and her pal Lyssa are at the Cannes Film Festival and there has been a murder and they have been split up from their boss McKnight who Bettie playfully calls Charlie.

While Lyssa goes off in search of McKnight. It falls upon Bettie to search the murder victims room for the Tunguska Star. Which is what remains of a huge unexplainable event that took place in Russia in the early 20th century. An event where there was an explosion, which was 1,000 times more powerful than a nuclear bomb.

Things, of course, do not go according to plan and the ladies have their work cut out for them when being pursued by rival agents who are also seeking out the Tunguska Star.

David Avaollone’s gift for pulp writing never seems to cease. This book is the gift that keeps on giving. I loved the little nugget regarding the Tunguska Star and the voice and smartassery of Bettie page continue to be fun to read.

Also having Lyssa brought back into the story as Bettie’s spy partner is a brilliant touch. I loved the interplay between the two character in one of the earlier issues when Lyssa was introduced. Its very much the comedy double act with Bettie being the one with the smart ass remarks and Lyssa being the straighter-laced of the two.

The artwork by Colton Worley continues to be a blast. Some of the action beats where we see Bettie leaping across the rooftops prior to getting into a fight with a rival agent is very engaging and draws you in.

Worley also captures the glamour of the French Riveria and Cannes perfectly.

Overall. Another fantastic issue. Hopefully, there are loads more to come in the future.

9.7
Bettie Page #7
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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