Graphic Novel Review: Bitch Planet Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and co.

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Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction

Year Published: 2015

My Rating:★★★★☆

I loved this first volume in this new graphic novel (or comic? I’m still not sure about these labels) series. It takes place in a world where patriarchy rules all…and you may think, wait. Isn’t that the world we already live in?

Yes.

And no.

Because this graphic novel takes place in a world where patriarchy is in the EXTREME. Women who have been “disobedient” or have presented any traits that may go against the male-vision of what they consider to be a perfect woman are sent to what is called “Bitch Planet”. It is LITERALLY a whole planet dedicated to keeping the women they deem disobedient off of planet Earth.

I seriously hope that this is not the future of Earth because although it makes for an interesting read, I would not want this to happen in real life (as I’m sure every other woman wouldn’t want it happening as well).

I don’t want to go too much into the plot, but I will say that it is thought-provoking, funny, and at times, even heart-breaking. We, in an Orange is the New Black type of style, get to know individual inmates on Bitch Planet and how they will play a role in the overall story arc. We also get to see the society of this futuristic universe and how men control every aspect of it, which was pretty sickening.

Overall I really enjoyed this first volume. The art is fantastic and the story is intriguing as well. I can’t wait to read the next volume coming out at the end of this month.

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