Bitch Planet Volume One by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro (graphic novel review).

June 25, 2022 | By | Reply More

With a title like ‘Bitch Planet’, I had to be curious, more so as it was written by a lady, Kelly Sue DeConnick. The title place is actually an auxiliary compliance outpost, an off-planet prison camp for women. A very brutal place where the guards will go on the attack just as much as the prisoners. Bear in mind this is an adult graphic novel of the six issue mini-series. Valentine De Landro’s art has a slightly cartoony look but the energy of his work will keep you reading.

There are two focuses: Kamu Kogo who is very good at combat. Penny Rolle, a real giant of a woman with attitude and violent. Activities are done to keep everyone busy. Kamu is told to pick a team to fight a team of guards, primarily to whittle down the prisoner numbers. This is an extreme prison that might leave you wondering what happens to male prisoners.

A lot of it is spoiler but has made me eager to find out what happens next which is a good indictment that this is a compelling book.

GF Willmetts

June 2022

(pub: Image Comics, 2015. 136 page graphic novel softcover. Price: I pulled my copy for about £ 6.00(UK). ISBN: 978-1-63215-366-1)

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