Main Plot Points:
- In the knuckle-dusting style of classic pulp adventure comes Athena Voltaire, the beautiful globetrotting aviatrix who takes on Nazis, zombies, and unspeakable occult creatures!
- This whopping tome rescripts and remasters Athena’s adventures from the long-running, Eisner-nominated comic by Steve Bryant.
What We Thought:
- Fun, clean romp through 1930s history, with a healthy dose of the paranormal. It’s easy to imagine Athena Voltaire knocking back drinks with Indiana Jones in some out-of-the-way dive bar, exchanging war stories.
- And what stories those would be! Athena faces all manner of monsters with aplomb, delving into various world mythologies which Steve Bryant handles in a really cool way.
- The art is pretty, if not spectacular. The pacing is a little off and takes a bit of the dramatic tension out of the action sequences, but dialog mostly makes up for it.
- Loved the extra stuff here, especially the pinups. Gorgeous collection for any fan of globe-trotting adventure, and for fans of Athena Voltaire especially!
What It Includes:
- 5 complete Athena Voltaire stories, including over fifty pages of brand-new material
- Introduction by Tim Seeley
- Afterword and acknowledgments by Steve Bryant
- 13 page gallery including pinups, sketches and alternate covers.
- Steve Bryant (with the help of a long list of collaborators.)
Recommended If You Like:
- Indiana Jones
- Agent Carter
- Tomb Raider