Bettie Page returns to Dynamite in November with a new series by David Avallone and Julius Ohta. This time around, it’s 1952 and Bettie is in London on loan to British Intelligence. It seems that the just crowned Queen Elizabeth II has vanished and MI-6 thinks UFOs could be involved. Bettie ends up impersonating the Queen and… what could possibly go wrong?
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Dynamite Entertainment announces the original Queen of the Pin-ups returns this fall as writer David Avallone and artist Julius Ohta deliver, with thrilling pin-up style, the latest series to celebrate the legendary and infamous Bettie Page.
Bettie’s back in action with an adventure story that will keep readers guessing. The brand-new Queen of England has vanished, and MI6 believes UFOs were involved. Bettie is loaned out to British Intelligence to help investigate. By misadventure, she also ends up impersonating Elizabeth the Second…and hijinks ensue. It’s “The Prince and the Pauper”, or rather, “The Princess and the Pin-Up.”
“Writing the first Bettie Page series was pure joy, and I’m thrilled to be reunited with her for this great new series. I had more stories to tell with Bettie, and now I get to tell them,” said writer David Avallone. “Bettie will be visiting 1952 London and helping out another heroic, spunky brunette in her late twenties who’s in over her head… Queen Elizabeth the Second. Plus MI6 and UFOs and other acronyms. It’s going to be a lot of fun!”
“The first Bettie series was both a critical and fan favorite hit! David’s schedule was filling up, and we wanted to keep his voice on the series! We wanted to wait for David’s schedule to free up before telling new stories. We’re excited to keep the legacy of one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable performers alive in the pages of our comics,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “I can’t wait to see what David delivers in this new series, and the art complements his scripts so well!”
Bettie Page has long been a staple in comics, dating back to her debut in the 1980’s when Dave Stevens based the Rocketeer’s girlfriend “Betty” on the iconic leading lady. Dynamite Entertainment’s ignited Bettie Page’s return to comics in 2017 with writer David Avallone’s first series, the self-titled, Bettie Page.
The first issue of Bettie Page delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of John Royle (G.I.Joe), Scott Chantler (Two Generals), David Williams (Justice League of America), Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes) and a photo cover respectively. Additionally, a blank Authentix cover will be available for fans wishing to commission their favorite artist to sketch Bettie Page. An Atlas Edition will also be available for fans wishing to have their issue signed by writer David Avallone!
Bettie Page #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ September 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Bettie Page with their local comic book retailers. Bettie Page will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.