La reine cravache; ou la batteuse d’hommes (The Whip Queen, or the Thrasher of Men) is one of the earliest Alan Mac Clyde/Carlo collaborations, featuring Lola, Queen of the Whips, her sidekick Rafaela, and the renowned Whip Fair. Apart from finding male and female victims for their various tortures, there is hardly any plot to this potboiler vehicle for Carlo’s graphic imagination.

Whips are one thing – bows and arrows, spears and cast iron constraints quite another. Do not try this at home.