Bitch Planet #5

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Valentine Delandro Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The Bitches enter the arena for their very first deathsport match. From 2014 Best Writer Eisner nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE De LANDRO (X-Factor) with colorist CRIS PETER (CASANOVA) and letterer CLAYTON COWLES (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE).

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Sep 14, 2015

    Though it has taken the creative team a while to get to issue #5, "Bitch Planet" quickly proves it is worth the wait. This is a book for mature readers, but the team uses that label to actually discuss important themes, allowing the genre work to inform the personal stories they want to tell and not vice versa. I strongly encourage readers to become Non-Compliant and pick up this issue, which realizes the potential of the series and comics in ways other books do not. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Jamie Rice Sep 9, 2015

    You need to read this. I can't stress it enough. Not only is this one of the best feminist comics I've ever read, it's also just a really really enjoyable book. The plot moves quickly and exists without being noticeable. The art is perfect for what this comic is about, and the characters will break your heart. Steel yourself for heartbreak, as the cover says, because BITCH PLANET is coming to rip us all to shreds. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Sep 11, 2015

    Bitch Planet #5 might just be the best issue of the story arc thus far but the next issue is certain to be one hell of issue (and continues the idea of every third issue being devoted to a character's back story). Bitch Planet might not be for everyone but it certainly should be and this issue proves the fact that it can stand up on its storytelling just as much as any other title out there can. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Sep 10, 2015

    Any other book which only published every two or three months would be in for some criticism. But this book is just too good: the end product is so polished and well-written that you can't be too mad. If there's anything to criticize, it's that I still don't fully understand how this game is played: it seems like people just beat the piss out of each other, and a ball moves to the other end of the court. Then again, that's basically my understanding of football. Cheers, Bitch Planet. Can't wait to see what "President Bitch" has in store for us. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    IGN - Levi Hunt Sep 10, 2015

    Bitch Planet is ruthless. Not just the jail or the characters who surround it, but the actual book itself. The art of Bitch Planet is ruthless - the action of the book is fast and furious and unrelenting, the sport of Megaton is rendered with both dynamic skill and cruel violence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Sep 14, 2015

    Metacontext fills nearly every panel of this issue, so you might think Bitch Planet #5 would be at risk of being buried by the weight of its feminist message. You would be wrong. The challenges and injustice that Kamau, Penny and the rest of the NCs face only serve to make us root for them more. Will they prevail? Will they survive? One thing is certain, it won't be without one hell of a fight. Through immense density of character, story and style, it is starkly evident that the creators put an insane amount of thought, care and intention into this issue. In doing so, they made Bitch Planet #5 overwhelmingly provocative, engrossing and sad, and it is deserving of the same level of thought and care from the reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Sep 14, 2015

    Personally, the death of the major character in Bitch Planet #5 doesnt hit as hard as I think it is supposed to because I dont feel like I knew that character especially well. Its surprising and somewhat sad, but I think her death may have had a bigger impact on readers if we had spent more time getting to know her. This is the danger of sprawling stories, and DeConnick has added a lot to the first arc. Bitch Planet is a good series that I like reading, but it has the potential to be much, much more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 12, 2015

    DeConnick seems to have a larger, far more interesting story planned for Bitch Planet. But considering the delays, there's no telling if she's ever going to get to the larger plot. Or if we'll still be interested when she gets there. Read Full Review

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