Bring on the sexploitation plots of the 60’s and 70’s in Kelly Sue’s latest book, Bitch Planet #1.
I love almost all of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s work, from Ghost to Captain Marvel she’s always impressive, but I like to compare her also to Maude Lebowski with her work being strongly vaginal. Bitch Planet #1 does have some feminist undertones and it’s definitely a base of its story, but it’s also its greatest strength.
Bitch Planet #1 is essentially an incarceration planet where women are sent by men for their wrong doing, much of which is looked as oppression since all the guards on “Bitch Planet” are also men. In this though is where you see the women’s strength, they aren’t weak, and they aren’t just prisoners, this is where Bitch Planet #1 succeeds, and it’s mostly thanks to Kelly Sue’s great character building and story telling.
In Bitch Planet #1, come for the boobs, stay for the action. It’s a great choice of grindhouse exploitation mixed with Pam Grier like power. And yes, Pam Grier power is like 11 on the volume knob.