“I Was Just A Face” – The Secret Diary Of Bettie Page Gets A Collection

by Hannah Means Shannon

This week, Dynamite Entertainment released the first collected volume of their Bettie Page comics, which sees the pin-up girl embarking on “classified” adventures first in New York, and as this story arc proceeds, in Hollywood.

Written by David Avallone, the collections of the first four issues of the series plus bonus content has a number of artists contributing, including Colton Worley, Joseph Michael Linsner, Craig Cermak, Esau Figueroa, Bane Duncan Wade, and Sarah Fletcher, with a cover by Linsner.

Dynamite explains:

 

She’s more modest than Ms. Blaise, but peels more than Ms. Emma. She out-vamps Vampirella, but she’s sweeter than Honey West. She put the mod in model, and the bangs in bang-bang. Now the world can know the truth: her classified adventures back in 1951 Hollywood have been declassified. Dynamite, David Avalloneand Colton Worley are proud to present The Secret Diary of Bettie Page, in handy comic book form. This volume collects Issues 1-4 of Bettie Page and an exclusive short story illustrated by Joseph Michael Linsner originally published in Playboy Magazine, with an introduction by writer David Avallone.

We’ve got a preview for you here of Bettie Page Volume 1, currently available in shops: