Title: Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine
Author: Kelly Sue DeConnick; Valentine De Landro
Publisher: Image 2015
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel; Women Authors
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?
Very interesting storyline. I had heard good things about this series, but hadn't really sought it out. Thankfully the library just had it sitting there on the shelf. I dove in not expecting a very insightful commentary on patriarchy. Definitely grabbed my attention from cel one. It reminds me of Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Very similar in the society's approach to the roles of women. I must read more!