Bitch Planet /

by DeConnick, Kelly Sue [author.]; De Landro, Valentine [artist.]; Wilson, Robert, IV [artist.]; Peter, Cris [colorist.]; Cowles, Clayton [letterer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, [2015]-<[2017]>Description: volumes <1-2> : color illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781632153661; 1632153661; 9781632157171; 1632157179; 9780606378147; 0606378146.Subject(s): Women prisoners -- Comic books, strips, etc | Penal colonies -- Comic books, strips, etc | Science fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc
Contents:
v. 1 Extraordinary machine -- v.2 President bitch. -- v.3 Tripple feature book 1 --
Summary: 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?
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"... one of themost unique and subversive artifacts of pop culture in recent memory." - Salon.com <br> <br> "Seldom do comics burstonto the scene and shatter our worldview by being entirely poignant, raw, andcaptivating - but then, most comics aren't Bitch Panet ." - Entertainment Weekly <br> <br> EisnerAward-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick ( Pretty Deadly , CaptainMarvel ) and Valentine De Landro ( X-Factor ) team up to bring you thepremiere volume of Bitch Planet , a deliciously vicious riff onwomen-in-prison sci-fi exploitation. <br> <br> Ina future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman'sfailure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to themeanest 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, andthe deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to theirmaker? <br> <br>

Chiefly illustrations.

Statement of responsibility from book 1.

Originally published in magazine form as Bitch Planet

"Content Advisory: The following is a flashback issue, covering the events that led to Meiko Maki's incarceration. It contains plot elements and images relating to sexual assault." - Book 2, page 5 of cover.

v. 1 Extraordinary machine -- v.2 President bitch. -- v.3 Tripple feature book 1 --

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?

Rated: M, mature.

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Library Journal Review

Paying tongue-in-cheek homage to lurid exploitation films, DeConnick (Pretty Deadly) introduces a Hunger Games element into a totalitarian world-state based on male supremacy. Officially the Auxiliary Compliance Outpost, Bitch Planet is an off-world penal colony for women convicted of "non-compliance"-criminal and/or aesthetic. Shortly after newbies Kamau and Penny arrive, the state adds a team of women inmates to the popular and deadly Megaton world games. Kamau and her cohorts are promised freedom if they win-but is that the truth? The women prisoners are depicted as vivid, diverse, imperfect, strong, and often naked as they squabble, strategize, fight, and occasionally make sexual overtures to loved ones or to manipulate males in charge. The men are mostly corrupt oppressors but can be relatives, suckers, or potential allies. DeLandro's (X-Factor) classic, semirealistic color art includes subtle visual jokes, flashbacks with a grainy feel, and bogus 1950s-style ads. VERDICT This adult drama offers heavy plot traction as well as food for thought, with twisting plot, superb characterizations, and excellent writing. Fans of Orange Is the New Black will enjoy this edgier, futuristic approach.-MC © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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