Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine (Paperback)

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A grindhouse/midnight movie style satire about a prison planet for "non-compliant" women. If you're a fan of Handmaid's Tale, this is a great graphic novel companion. 


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Part Running Man, part Rollerball, Bitch Planet is the nickname for a prison planet where “noncompliant” women are sent.  A deal is struck for a formerly all-male sport to allow a team of female inmates to compete and it’s balls to the wall from there. With a badass cast of characters of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds, this graphic novel uses the grindhouse aesthetic to tackle issues of sexism, feminism, and impossible double standards placed on “well-behaved” women. Please someone make this into a movie.  - Nolan

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" of the most unique and subversive artifacts of pop culture in recent memory." -

"Seldom do comics burst onto the scene and shatter our worldview by being entirely poignant, raw, and captivating - but then, most comics aren't Bitch Panet." - Entertainment Weekly

Eisner Award-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) and Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) team up to bring you the premiere volume of Bitch Planet, a deliciously vicious riff on women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation.

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?

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781632153661
ISBN-10: 1632153661
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: October 20th, 2015
Pages: 136
Language: English
Series: Bitch Planet