Bitch Planet, Vol 2: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Taki Soma (artist), Valentine De Landro (artist)

August 24, 2017
Bitch Planet Vol 2: President Bitch, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Taki Soma, Valentine De Landro, Book Review, InToriLex
Published By: Image Comics on June 6, 2017
Format Read:  Paperback Edition (144 pages)
Genre: Feminism/ Sci-fi / Comic
Series: Book Two of Bitch Planet
Source: Purchased
Rating: FIVE STARS
Bitch Planet, Vol. 2: President Bitch
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Eisner Award-nominated writer KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) follow up on the success of EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE with the second installment of their highly acclaimed and fiercely unapologetic BITCH PLANET. A few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords results in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. But what happened on Earth that this new world order came to pass in the first place? Return to the grim corridors of Auxiliary Compliance Outpost #2, to uncover the first clues to the history of the world as we know it…and meet PRESIDENT BITCH.

VERDICT:

REVIEW:

I was overjoyed to pick up with the characters in this series. This volume explained more about how Bitch Planet came to be, although there are still pieces to that puzzle missing. We catch up with the characters on Bitch Planet who are still trying to find ways to use their participation in the upcoming Megaton games as a form of rebellion. However in this issue we learn more about the horrors of male power being revered and unchecked at the costs of young girls. There are a slew of new characters being introduced but not a lot of character development to accompany them. Despite that this was was an enjoyable volume because we finally see the seeds of revolution spreading.
This is one of my favorite ongoing comics right now because it deals with identity as being a trait of who you are, rather than something that defines your humanity. The pages of these comics touch on many different kinds of diversity. There is a important scene meant to shadow the murder of Tamir Rice that was included to highlight how deadly authority can be. The ads were included at the end of some volumes to highlight the many ways that woman conform and hide while sacrificing their happiness.

We finally got to meet President Bitch who did not disappoint, demonstrating her commitment to the cause and unwavering courage. I'm excited to see how the rebellion will be rolled out in the next volume. This was a wonderful continuation of a not so unfamiliar future, and I can't wait to read more.

Reviews in Series
Bitch Planet, Vol 1: Extraordinary Machine (Bitch Planet #1-5) by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Taki Soma (Artist), Robert Wilson (Artist)  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelly Sue DeConnick has written for Image Comics, Boom, Oni, Humanoids, Dark Horse, IDW, DC, Vertigo, and Marvel. Today, she is best known for surprise hits like Carol Danvers' rebranding as Captain Marvel and the Eisner-nominated mythological western, PRETTY DEADLY; the latter was co-created with artist Emma RĂ­os. DeConnick's most recent venture, the sci-fi kidney-punch called BITCH PLANET, co-created with Valentine De Landro, launched to rave reviews in December 2014. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Matt Fraction, and their two children.
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