Bitch Planet #4

Bitch Planet #4

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Valentine Delandro Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

A secret prisoner may be the ringer Kam's girls need if they hope to survive the coming deathmatch. Series co-creator VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) rejoins KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) on art.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes May 1, 2015

    Go check out Bitch Planet. It is one of the best books out there, offering all sorts of commentary across a variety of societies issues and features strong characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jonny Stone May 1, 2015

    Astute, funny and beautifully illustrated, you will be hard pushed to find a better contemporary comic than Bitch Planet Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Magen Cubed May 3, 2015

    Some criticize Bitch Planet for relying on schlock movie tradition to get its point across, but this reading fails to see the subtleties at work. DeConnick and De Lando are mindful of their language and imagery, and are careful to construct sequences that poke fun at patriarchal norms but also undermine them in potent ways. Bitch Planet #4 is an incredible example of thoughtful visual storytelling and socially conscious design choices used to a books advantage, and a truly rewarding read on every level. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 2, 2015

    It's been more than two months since the last issue of Bitch Planet, and the wait has not been so bad. I definitely haven't forgotten about the book, and the story is still quite strong. In fact, this might be the best issue of the series so far, and not just because we finally get an explanation for the rules of Megaton, the brutal sport that carries this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Tupper May 3, 2015

    This issue is another great example in this series of the exploitation film being reimagined as a social justice-oriented comic. Kelly Sue, Valentine, and Cris do an amazing job capturing the violence and sexuality of the exploitation genre while repackaging it as an entertaining propaganda piece promoting gender equality. This is an excellent series so far. The first arc should end with the inmate's first match and it should be interesting to see what twists may occur that they haven't seen coming. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush May 17, 2015

    Bitch Planet #4 is a good rebound from the previous issue, which was a little predictable and clichd. With the issue devoted heavily to Kogos machinations and the overall narrative, it feels tighter and more directed. I hope upcoming issues stay on this course for at least a little while, giving readers a good idea of the big picture of Bitch Planet and the roles that all of the characters are going to play. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Aj Davidson May 5, 2015

    While I have been really getting into Bitch Planet, and this issue had some cool moments, this one is more set-up this time. Kogo has not changed too much from issue #1 despite her lead role. We see a nice character moment with her comrades Meiko and Penny, but not much more new story or art wise. The pieces are falling into place and I am looking forward to some pay-off in the next few months. Read Full Review

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