Dolorès wants to be a true battle-hardened Amazon, to which end she is prepared to undergo all the pain, competition and humiliation which that involves. Between them the ubiquitous Alan Mac Clyde and some of Carlo’s most extreme punishment machines are just the ticket. Some of the costumes are wonderful.

Like so many publications from the Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne Réunies, the details of the text hardly matter; it’s the illustrations that kept their readers coming back for more.