Bitch Planet #1 - Valentine De Landro, Kelly Sue DeConnick

Date Published: October 7, 2015

Format: Print

Source: Owned

Date Read: May 13, 2019

Read for BoB Cycle 25

 

Blurb:

Eisner Award-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) and Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) team up to bring you the premiere volume of Bitch Planet, a deliciously vicious riff on women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation.

In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?

Collects BITCH PLANET #1-5

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Review:

I had high hopes for this series. It was a disappointment. The artwork is okay, a bit sloppy in some places. The nudity isn't for shock value or to tilitate, but is very natural and there is a wide variety of different cis women bodies. But the story telling is hard to follow at times and there is a lot of setting up the world that feels like an info-dump. By the time the story gets going with the plot, the volume is over. The insert of some weird "back of a magazine" advertisement just tends to gummed up the story telling and should have been organized in the back of the volume.