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Comic Spotlight: Bettie Page Dynamite Covers Collection
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Bettie Page Dynamite Covers Collection
Art by Joseph Michael Linsner, Jim Balent, Scott Chantler, Colton Worley, Greg Hildebrandt, and Terry & Rachel Dodson
Cover Art by Terry & Rachel Dodson
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: April 3, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

I have been a lifelong fan of Bettie Page and must admit that the zany adventure comics that Dynamite has been producing with her as the leading lady have entertained me to no end.

More than just a pretty face, Bettie has saved the world several times over. Her uncommon wit and ability to handle herself have made these new comics ongoing favorites of mine. It is because of that love that I wanted to alert you to the Bettie Page Dynamite Covers Collection.

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Comic Book Spotlight: Bettie Page #1
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Bettie Page #1
Written by David Avallone
Art by Colton Worley
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Covers by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson, Joseph Michael Linsner, Scott Chantler, Colton Worley
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: July 19, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

What do you get when cross the girl next door with a little bit of risqué photography? Why Bettie Page, of course! Add in a tad of espionage and you get Bettie Page #1! This comic book series from Dynamite Entertainment is based quite loosely on one of the greatest pin-up models of all time. And while she is renowned for her fearless attitude on and off camera, this explores her “secret diaries” that have been kept from the public until now.

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Comic Review: The Spider #15
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The Spider #15
Written by David Liss
Illustrated by Ivan Rodriguez
Colored by Vinicius Andrade
Lettered by Simon Bowland
Covers by Colton Worley
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: October 23, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

The law is not only after the masked vigilante known as the Spider, but The Spider #15 opens with the Spider’s alter-ego, Richard Wentworth, a wanted man!

Furious about his situation, Richard sinks even deeper into his vigilante persona. As the Spider targets members of the Red Hand gang, he also transforms his one-man-struggle from a battle for justice, into a half-drunken journey of revenge.

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Comic Review: The Spider #2
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The Spider #2
Written by David Liss
Art by Colton Worley
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by John Cassaday, Ron Lesser & Francesco Francavilla
The Spider created by Harry Steeger
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: June 6, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Going into The Spider #2 I was concerned about Dynamite’s decision to put a pulp hero in a modern day setting. After all, today’s audiences are NOT used to their heroes being non super-powered. And how would the mystery of the character play out in today’s world? With phones that can do literally almost anything except cook your meals, computers that can identify someone by a camera on a stoplight, and all the high tech gadgetry that goes along with that, is a guy with a hat and a gun really that big of a deal?

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Comic Review: The Spider #1
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The Spider #1
Written by David Liss
Art by Colton Worley
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lesser, Alex Ross & John Cassaday
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: May 2, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

In 1933, pulp writer Harry Steeger created The Spider to compete with The Shadow. The Spider, while never attaining quite the level of popularity as The Shadow, took on a life of his own in pop culture and became pretty popular in the world of Pulp Heroes.

Now, almost 80 years later, the Spider is back in The Spider #1 (published by Dynamite Entertainment, the same company that’s publishing The Shadow. Can irony BE any more ironic?)!!!

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