Image Announces New Bitch Planet Series Coming This June

Image Announces New Bitch Planet Series Coming This June

Image Comics announced today that this summer will see the launch of Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, an anthology series set within the world of acclaimed series Bitch Planet. A team of young up and coming creators will tackle subjects and characters ripped from the world of the hit main title created by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro. In the press release, DeConnick stated that the tonal focus of the series will be, like the…

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KCCC 2016 – Interview with Valentine De Landro of “Bitch Planet”

KCCC 2016 – Interview with Valentine De Landro of “Bitch Planet”

Valentine De Landro hails from Toronto, and since beginning his professional career, he’s quickly become a fan favorite with his work for DC, IDW, Valiant, Dark Horse and Marvel, where he first caught readers’ eye with his stint on X-Factor.  He is the co-creator, with writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, of the brilliant and non-compliant Image title Bitch Planet. I sat down with fellow Canadian Valentine De Landro to talk about the book, his influences and…

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REVIEW: Bitch Planet #8 – More Than Just A Message Book

REVIEW: Bitch Planet #8 – More Than Just A Message Book

With a book with a purpose as strong as Bitch Planet, it’s tempting to write reviews and pieces focused on its “message.” And make no mistake, “Bitch Planet #8” has all the fiery passion and non-compliance that has justly made this book a lightning rod for discussion and a brilliant example of defiant and much-needed diversity in comics, particularly when it comes to feminist thought. But my review isn’t going to be about its politics all that…

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REVIEW: Bitch Planet #3 – Aesthetic Offenses & Wanton Obesity

REVIEW: Bitch Planet #3 – Aesthetic Offenses & Wanton Obesity

If you’ve been following Bitch Planet, you probably love Penelope Rolle. Her character has been compelling since the very beginning; she’s strong, beautiful, unapologetic, and completely radical. She also brings up a lot of questions about this projected future and the society that formed both her and the “compliant” women, which is why I was so excited to get a whole issue dedicated to her. Penny’s story follows with Kelly Sue’s thematic refusal to apologize…

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REVIEW: Bitch Planet #2 – Bad Girl, Bad World

REVIEW: Bitch Planet #2 – Bad Girl, Bad World

In my opinion, “Bitch Planet #1” was one of the most overrated comic debuts we’ve seen in a while. By that I mean the literal rating it received from a number of review sites – many of which saw fit to consider the debut a “masterpiece” or “perfect” from their perspective – something they are entitled to, but something that also must be defended with evidence and reasoning in order to be taken seriously. I…

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4 Upcoming Image Comics That Should Be on Your Radar

4 Upcoming Image Comics That Should Be on Your Radar

Image Comics is having a stellar year, and with the news that the relatively recent Sex Criminals dominated sales last month I thought it was worth the time to peek up Image’s sleeves and see what else they’ve got in store. The Wicked + The Devine In the lead up to its release of the first Image Comics series we’ll deal with, writer Kieron Gillen (Three, Phonogram, Young Avengers) has conceded that “The idea of playing super-heroes as celebrity…

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Image Announces New Titles from Brubaker & Phillips, DeConnick, Fraction, Remender, Willingham, Gillen, Snyder & Jock, Spencer

Image Announces New Titles from Brubaker & Phillips, DeConnick, Fraction, Remender, Willingham, Gillen, Snyder & Jock, Spencer

Image Expo has brought forth a flood of announcements for new titles for 2014, with many of the comic book industry’s biggest names attached. Here are some of the most intriguing and exciting previews image has released: Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips The team that brought you Fatale and Criminal is back for another series in their specialty genre. This time, they bring us a noir tale set in Hollywood of the 1940s, focusing on…

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