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

June 25, 2022 | By | Reply More

In contrast to the first volume, ‘Bitch Planet: President Bitch’ seems to expand away from the inmates rather than build on what was already there and considering, other than an anthology exploring the reality, ended here with no real conclusion. Whether that was because author Kelly Sue DeConnick ran out of ideas or had other comicbooks to write, I’ll leave you to decide. A story is a story, determined by the reality created for the characters.

It’s hinted that there are three facilities on this planet with one of the others for transgender. There’s also a cabinet of men running things overall, but nothing really sinks in compared to the first volume. Artist Valentine De Landro is ever more basic here and, and the art would have been improved with some finer inking.

Still, its 7 years since it was released, so I doubt if my comments are likely to have much impact after so long a time, making this book more a curio with an unusual title than something really exploring the idea.

GF Willmetts

June 2022

(pub: Image Comics, 2017. 144 page graphic novel softcover. Price: I pulled my copy for about £11.00(UK). ISBN: 978-1-63215-717-1)

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