MATA HARI #1-4 (Emma Beeby / Ariela Kristantina)


(Le Doc) #1

EXCLUSIVE: Mata Hari #1
STORY BY
Emma Beeby
ART BY
Ariela Kristantina
COLORS BY
Pat Masioni
COVER BY
Ariela Kristantina
PUBLISHER
Dark Horse Comics
2018-02-21

Dancer. Courtesan. Spy. Executed by a French firing squad in 1917.

100 years on from her death, questions are still raised about her conviction.

Now, the lesser-known, often tragic story of the woman who claimed she was born a princess, and died a figure of public hatred, with no one to claim her body is told by break-out talent writer EMMA BEEBY (Judge Dredd), artist ARIELA KRISTANTINA (Insexts), and colorist PAT MASIONI drawing on biographies and released MI5 files.

In this first part of a five-issue mini-series, we meet Mata Hari in prison at the end of her life as she writes her memoir — part romantic tale of a Javanese princess who performed “sacred” nude dances for Europe’s elite, and part real-life saga of a disgraced wife and mother, who has everything she loves taken from her.

But, as she sits trial for treason and espionage, we hear another tale, of a flamboyant Dutch woman who became “the most dangerous spy France has ever captured” – a double agent who whored herself for secrets, lived a life of scandal and loved only money.

Leading us to ask…who was the real Mata Hari?

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(Le Doc) #2

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Mata Hari #2

In the late 19th century, a woman was defined by the men in her life. From her bankrupt father to a lecherous headmaster, Margaretha Zelle was never destined to enter high society. This notorious woman who found fame and fortune as an exotic dancer is now imprisoned as a spy, being questioned by a French military interrogator, a man determined to get her confession. But battling the wills of the men who would try to control her is nothing new to the woman who became Mata Hari . . .

  • Mature readers.
    Creators

Writer:
Emma Beeby
Artist:
Ariela Kristantina
Colorist:
Pat Masioni
Editor:
Karen Berger
Cover Artist:
Ariela Kristantina

Genre: Crime, Graphic Literature

Publication Date:
March 21, 2018
Format:
FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price:
$3.99

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(artemus dada) #3

J’avais lu le premier numéro qui, au demeurant, ne fait pas ce qu’un premier numéro doit impérativement faire, donner envie de lire le suivant. J’y suis venu sur le nom de Beeby, qui fait du plutôt du bon boulot chez 2000AD ; mais là, avec un héroïne légendaire telle que celle-ci, la scénariste préfère la jouer mezza voce. Très dommage !


(Le Doc) #4

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Mata Hari #3

From Lady MacLeod to Lady Godiva. Mata Hari looks back at the death and despair that ravaged her life as a wife and young mother in the Dutch East Indies. After a few short years, she leaves it all behind, changes her name, and heads to Paris, joining the Cirque. Mata Hari is born, and the world hasnt seen anything like her before.

  • For mature readers.
    Creators

Writer:
Emma Beeby
Artist:
Ariela Kristantina
Colorist:
Pat Masioni
Editor:
Karen Berger
Cover Artist:
Ariela Kristantina

Genre: Crime, Graphic Literature

Publication Date:
April 18, 2018
Format:
FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price:
$3.99

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Source : www.comicscontinuum.com


(Le Doc) #5

Mata Hari #4

Writer: Emma Beeby
Artist: Ariela Kristantina
Colorist: Pat Masioni
Editor: Karen Berger
Cover Artist: Ariela Kristantina
From Lady MacLeod to Lady Godiva. Mata Hari looks back at the death and despair that ravaged her life as a wife and young mother in the Dutch East Indies. After a few short years, she leaves it all behind, changes her name, and heads to Paris, joining the Cirque. Mata Hari is born, and the world hasnt seen anything like her before.

  • For mature readers.
    FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
    $3.99

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