Bitch Planet/ posted in: Reading Bitch Planet 1 on August 4th 2015
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction
Published by Diamond Comic Distributors
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Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro 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?
Are you a compliant woman? Do you do everything the men in your life want you to do? Are you skinny and attractive?
If not you might be sent to the Auxilary Compliance Outpost – otherwise known as Bitch Planet.
This volume covers the first 5 issues of Bitch Planet. A new group of women have been sent to the planet, including a former athlete named Kamau Kogo. On Earth there is a very important sporting competition called the Duemila or Megaton. The producers want to put together an all-female team from Bitch Planet for the entertainment of the male spectators. They chose Kamau to lead it. The women agree to do it, not like they really have a choice, because they have a plan to take down the event from the inside.
I particularly like the end of each issue. There is a page of advertisements that make fun of the ads that you see in the back of comics.
The story is ongoing so I’m interested to see what happens when the next volume comes out.