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Honey West: This Girl for Hire
Honey West: equal part Marilyn Monroe and part Mike Hammer! The first woman of private eye fiction, and the first woman character in the lead role of an action TV show, returns with all-new, swinging 60's sexy and thrilling mysteries by best-selling authors Trina Robbins and Elaine Lee!
Paperback, 174 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Moonstone Press
(first published August 13th 2013)
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This book is like a flashback to the swinging 1960s; groovy clothes, hair, and slang lingo included. Add some interesting detective stories accompanied by great art work and you have this book. Honey West is a tough, sexy and funny detective with an ocelot pet named Bruce. This book is highly recommended for people who like saucy detective with a 1960's flare.
I'm no expert on the character of Honey West, but I am familiar with detective shows and novels of that era. And I have a hard time believing that this collection portrays the Honey West that fans are familiar with. For one thing, is it necessary to give her Pamela Anderson-sized boobs? And is it believable that Honey West would go undercover as an exotic dancer? That she would jump into bed with a complete stranger (albeit a handsome movie star)? That, if forced to flee her hotel room in a sta ...more
Trina Robbins is an American comics artist and writer. She was an early and influential participant in the underground comix movement, and one of the few female artists in underground comix when she started. Her first comics were printed in the East Village Other. She later joined the staff of a feminist underground newspaper It Ain't Me, Babe, with whom she produced the first all-woman comic book ...more