Barbarella was one of the first digital comics I bought back in 2014, when I got my first tablet and realized that Google Play also sells books and often has better prices than Amazon available in my region. The only thing I knew about it was that it had inspired a movie starring Jane Fonda that I have never seen. So why did I buy it? Well, I have a bit of an Everest problem when it comes to books AND it was available in French, which is extremely rare, as most French language publishers do not make their digital books available for purchase outside of France.
I started reading it immediately and, even though I didn’t hate it, I couldn’t get into it. I wasn’t interested in the story (which can be a bit confusing) and the art didn’t appeal to me. I gave up and moved on. And then for some reason, this past Friday evening I found myself thinking about Barbarella. I decided to download it to my new tablet and try again, after all, 2019 is my year of “read more comics” and of second chances for graphic novels I didn’t love the first time around. This turned out to be a very good decision, I read Barbarella in one sitting and I really enjoyed it.
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