Bitch Planet is over the top like the exploitation movies it borrows from, but this graphic novel is also deep, funny, portentous, and timely as hell — writing and art in one glorious terror. Recommended By Doug C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Eisner Award-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine de Landro present the premiere volume of <em>Bitch Planet</em>, their critically acclaimed and deliciously vicious sci-fi satire. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. Discussion guide included.
“An immensely refreshing read, aggressively addressing contemporary social issues through a futuristic sci-fi story with a predominantly female cast.” The Onion’s A.V. Club
“Would you be interested in a bleaker Orange is the New Black, without the lily-white lead, in space? How about a ’70s woman-in-prison exploitation flick with all the exploitation replaced by women being actual characters? Then you should probably hike down to your local comic store (or to your digital comics retailer of choice) and pick up Bitch Planet.” The Mary Sue
“A refreshing foray into the feminist exploitation genre.” The Guardian
“There's a New Sci-Fi Women-in-Prison Comic in Town: Bitch Planet.” Bitch Magazine
About the Author
Kelly Sue DeConnick got her start in the comic industry adapting Japanese and Korean comics into English. She transitioned to American comics in 2005, working for Image, IDW, Boom! Studios, Oni Press, Humanoids, Dark Horse, DC Comics, Vertigo, and Marvel. DeConnick is best known for Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble, Pretty Deadly, co-created with Emma Ríos, and Bitch Planet, co-created with Valentine De Landro.