Saturday, December 13, 2014

Heavenly Body of the Week: Bitch Planet

A few days ago (December 10th, 2014, to be exact) a new comic book emerged from the fine folks over at Image Comics. That comic is called Bitch Planet. It is written by the great Kelly Sue DeConnick (seen below, posing behind her pink hand grenade) and drawn by Valentine De Landro. This comic book takes place on a prison planet, officially named the Auxiliary Compliance Outpost, but commonly known as Bitch Planet. The story takes place in a world (or worlds) where women are sent off to said Bitch Planet for not being, um..compliant. Yup.  Image describes the series as Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. Fair enough.

Bitch Planet is definitely a comic book that will be making my Best of the Year list, but I expect to hold that off until my Best of 2015 list, as there has only been a single issue released so far this year. But Kelly Sue need not worry, for she will still be making the list for this year - as will her darling hubby, Mr. DeConnick. Anyhoo, I am looking forward to issue #2 come January. Until then, let's keep reaching for the stars. I just would recommend reaching for Bitch Planet. The comic, yes, but the actual planet...probably not a good idea.

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That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.


  1. hahahaaa-there would be no more girls on this planet! I love the front covers-reminds me of the 50's and 60's especially the Girls, Girls, Girls (Elvis song and movie came into my head)

  2. Yup. The covers are styled after the b-picture/Grindhouse movement.