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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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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ISLAND #1 is Ready to Class Up Your Coffee Table

ISLAND #1 is Ready to Class Up Your Coffee Table

Apparently, Brandon Graham and I have similar ideas about how comics should be marketed these days. It’s time for us to start raising serious questions about how the means of production are affecting the possibilities of comics. Do comic stories have to fit into twenty-two pages anymore?  Would consumers be willing to pay a little bit more to not have to look at garish adds? Can something like serialized styled compilations work in America like they do in…

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Kelly Sue DeConnick Hints at Which Comics Projects MFM Is Developing for TV

Kelly Sue DeConnick Hints at Which Comics Projects MFM Is Developing for TV

When the news broke today that Sex Criminals is headed for television with universal TV, it included the note that other properties were in the works from the Matt Fraction/Kelly Sue Deconnick-owned Milkfed Criminal Masterminds entertainment company. RELATED: Sex Criminals Headed for the Small Screen When asked what other properties were on the way, DeConnick was sure to deflect, as there are certainly rights issues and long processes ahead for any prospective TV deal. In…

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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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REVIEW: “Ghost #3” Great Conclusion to First Arc

REVIEW: “Ghost #3” Great Conclusion to First Arc

Now when I picked up my copy of “Ghost #3″ I assumed it was going to continue the exploits of Patrick Swayze and his love interest with Demi Moore but alas this was not to be. As it turns out the story is about a woman named Elisa Cameron who is “caught between life and death” and is the continuation of another storyline which literally tens of people were excited to see rebooted. The third book…

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CAPE WATCH: Daredevil Celebrates His 50th Anniversary, A New Scott Snyder Batman Series Hits Shelves, And Chris Claremont Returns To The X-Men

CAPE WATCH: Daredevil Celebrates His 50th Anniversary, A New Scott Snyder Batman Series Hits Shelves, And Chris Claremont Returns To The X-Men

Welcome to Cape Watch, where we explore the most interesting and/or biggest releases of the week from the “big two” publishers. Here’s what to look forward to this week from DC and Marvel: DC Comics ________________________________________ Batgirl #30 Barbara Gordon is having an ordinary day, nothing special. But then, [gasp!] something goes wrong! Now Batgirl must fight Ragdoll to save her roommate Alysia, in this newest issue by Gail Simone (writer) and Fernando Pasarin (Artist)….

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Advance Review: “Pretty Deadly #5” Seems Final, But Wait

Advance Review: “Pretty Deadly #5” Seems Final, But Wait

As each issue is, this one is hard to get into. Even if you read the preluding “story so far” summary you still feel completely lost at the beginning. At least I do. It seems as though this story isn’t meant for installments; it’s meant be read in full, all in one sitting. That’s rough for folks like me because it’s too hard to wait. I’d rather be disoriented and be an inch closer to…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Fear and Loathing in Space, the Old West, and England

ADVANCE SCOUT: Fear and Loathing in Space, the Old West, and England

SITUATION: When it comes to looking through the massive list of exciting new series and excellent ongoings, no one does it better than the crew here at Capeless Crusader. This week I reached out to our tremendous team of staff writers for their ideas on what merited inclusion, and they turned in a great line-up that runs the gamut from terrifying science fiction horror to quirky magical team-ups. So, without further ado, here are the…

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