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Graphic Novel Review: Bitch Planet Vol 1: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Bitch Planet Vol 1: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Taki Soma (ill.)
Series: Bitch Planet Vol 1

Graphic Novel ∴ Adult ∴ SciFi > Dystopia ∴ Feminism
Published October 7th 2015 by Image Comics
Paperback ∴ 156 pages

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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?

What a weird, naked, crush-my-skull-with-your-thighs ride. Unfortunately, I don’t have a whole lot to say about it at the moment, but I’m definitely excited to continue the series. I have to make a point to take it home and read it because it’s too nsfw at times, and I know I’m missing major things when skimming the shower scenes.

I think the biggest problem I had was the random name-dropping. Characters would refer to other characters but never really say who they were and I felt really lost. I’m hoping that clears up in the next volume.

Still, I really liked the premise of the story and especially the one scene where the fat woman (whose name I forgot, and to be honest, I don’t remember anyone’s name… maybe that’s my problem) is kicking ass in the background while plot was happening. She was really going ham and I liked it.

∴ 4 stars ∴

Find the rest of the series:
Volume 2 ∴ Triple Feature Vol 1

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