Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine (Paperback)

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The first I heard about the graphic novel Bitch Planet was hearing that women were getting tattoos referencing it... which isn't so unusual. What was unusual is that they were getting these tattoos even before the second issue came out. The comic is set in a future where the world is run by a literal patriarchy, and women can be labeled "Non Compliant" and shipped to a prison moon called Bitch Planet for crimes such as refusing to conform to beauty standards, cheating on their husbands, being lesbians, or engaging in the very vaguely defined "gender terrorism." The satire is sharp, the message is strongly feminist and body-positive, and the book does not shy away from controversial subjects. Also, there's a lot of nudity (though it's gloriously un-sexualized, and the women have realistic and varied body types, which is unusual for a comic). This is a highly entertaining, B-movie style primer to modern feminist issues, and truly one-of-a-kind. Plus, share it with someone else and you'll be guaranteed to have something to talk about the next time you see them.

— Kate

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

"Seldom do comics burst onto the scene and shatter our worldview by being entirely poignant, raw, and captivating - but then, most comics aren't Bitch Panet." - Entertainment Weekly

Eisner Award-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) and Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) team up to bring you the premiere volume of Bitch Planet, a deliciously vicious riff on women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation.

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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Product Details
ISBN: 9781632153661
ISBN-10: 1632153661
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: October 20th, 2015
Pages: 136
Language: English
Series: Bitch Planet Tp