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 #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: “Shadowman: End Times #1” Shadowman’s Origins Might Bring His End Times

REVIEW: “Shadowman: End Times #1” Shadowman’s Origins Might Bring His End Times

Shadowman has always been unique to the Valiant Universe in the sense that while he is in their world, he is not of it. While Toyo Harada’s Harbinger foundation conflicts with Bloodshot in Harbinger Wars, or XO Manowar & Eternal Warrior in Unity, Shadowman is always down in New Orleans with more than enough conflict of his own. Even in the original Valiant Comics Unity from the early ’90s, Shadowman enters the foray by swimming…

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Preview: “Shadowman: End Times #1”

Preview: “Shadowman: End Times #1”

Valiant Comics has announced a new miniseries in the Shadowman franchise, Shadowman: End Times. The three-issue miniseries will focus on the latest Shadowman, Jack Boniface, and his struggles with voodoo loas, the return of his father, Josiah, and the deadly Master Darque. Written by Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) with art by Valentine De Landro (who, readers may remember, will be creating Bitch Planet for Image this year along with Kelly Sue DeConnick), “Shadowman: End Times #1”…

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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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