Bitch Planet. Book one, Extraordinary machine

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Summary
"... one of themost unique and subversive artifacts of pop culture in recent memory." - Salon.com

"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

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.

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?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the not-too-distant future, America is ruled by paternalistic capitalism, and women are held to impossibly high standards. That might sound awfully familiar, but DeConnick and De Landro take it to extremes. Noncompliants women who don't meet a wide variety of standards are sent off-world to the Auxiliary Compliance Outpost, or, as it is colloquially known, Bitch Planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, businessmen, who go by the icky title of father, try to drum up ratings for a compulsory TV event, a sport called Megaton. What could be more alluring than adding some lady inmates to the mix? Though this sounds like it could get exploitative, DeConnick and De Landro never miss an opportunity to shine a light on sexism, revealing tender backstories for the characters and showcasing the ugly language of the men in power. De Landro expertly uses color to heighten the mood noxious greens and yellows subtly highlight moments of sexist rhetoric, while the prisoners are rendered in warmer, more realistic tones. Hard-hitting and funny, this smart, thought-provoking comic pulls no punches.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In one of the most stunning works of satire this medium has seen in recent memory, DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) and De Landro (X-Factor) craft a modern riff on pulp sci-fi exploitation novels that's equal parts brutality and thoughtfulness. In a nightmarish future, "noncompliant" women are rounded up for minor infractions (or none at all) and sent to a prison planet. One inmate, Kamau Kogo, catches the attention of the Fathers and is put in charge of a doomed sports team designed to be annihilated in the name of compliance. Using her wits and raw strength, Kamau must turn adversity into an asset if she is to bring change to her world. DeConnick pulls no punches, crafting a relentless narrative that is hauntingly reminiscent of the misogyny facing women around the globe today; De Landro expertly supplies gritty inks, in-your-face colors, and a host of diverse character designs that underscore the book's intersectional feminist message. The result is a must-read unlike anything else being published in comics. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Bitch Planet
#1 - Extraordinary machine
Subjects Women prisoners -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Penal colonies -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Satire.
Science fiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Berkeley, CA :[2015]
Other Titles Extraordinary machine
Contributors DeConnick, Kelly Sue, author.
De Landro, Valentine, artist.
Wilson, Robert, IV, artist.
Image Comics, publisher.
Audience Rated M, mature.
Language English
Notes "Originally published in single magazine form as Bitch Planet #1-5"--Colophon.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781632153661
1632153661
9781632156174
1632156172
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