Jean-Claude Forest's Barbarella

board3Jean-Claude Forest created the character of Barbarella as an on-going series in the French V-Magazine in the spring of 1962, and in 1964, Eric Losfeld  published the strips as a stand-alone book, under the title Barbarella. The book caused a bit of alarm and became known as the first “adult” comic-book, and although somewhat erotic, it was far from what we would call porn.
comicAlthough reprinted several times, the 1968 Barbarella film is the most well-known version of the character.

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