I’m not normally a consumer of comic books, since I’ve typically got about a thousand books on my nightstand instead, but when my pal Jimmy Callaway mentioned he had a Bettie Page comic for sale, I was intrigued.
As you can see from the cover, this “Bettie Page in Danger” comic combines vintage Bettie Page photos and modern pin-up pix (in 3D, no less!) for mature audiences only. They also include some “true and twisted striptease stories,” and come with both a set of 3D glasses (which haven’t changed at all since I was a kid; they’re still made of cardboard and cellophone) and a bonus DVD.
I was most intrigued by the DVD, when I first picked up my copy, as I couldn’t imagine what might be on it. More pix?
Nope, there’s actually another odd mash-up of vintage Bettie films and modern-day footage, telling the tale of some female prisoners and their torture at the hands of the evil Doktormentor (who, it seems, also has his own spinoff series).
According to my sources, there are currently 11 issues in this series, created by SHH! Productions. This comic is actually the fourth in the series, so I’ll admit to being a bit confused by the plot, having missed the previous three episodes. Then again, it’s Bettie Page posing in pinup shots with comic book bubbles superimposed — what more do you really need to know?
Though the puns here will leave you groaning, I enjoyed flicking through this crazy comic. I might suggest, however, that you not try reading it in public — unless you like to receive odd looks, glares and rude remarks from strangers. (My husband also insisted I brown-bag it when I popped by his workplace, since the cameras might pick it up and wonder why I was ogling nude females in a place of business.)
As my collection of books threatens to overrun my available space, I’ve decided to host a giveaway to win a copy of this very comic!
To enter, just leave a comment telling me why you’re Bettie’s #1 fan and deserve to win.
Of course you must be 18+ and live in the US or Canada to be eligible to win. And if you’re a comic book collector, don’t bother if you’re gonna holler about how it ain’t in mint condition. The book is also (obviously) risqué, so if you’re offended by tits, you’d best move on.
So since we’re talking comics, who’s your favorite female superhero, and whaddya think about that whole Thor’s now a woman situation?