Bitch Planet #6

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Taki Soma Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 11
9.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

"Extraordinary Machine" uncovers the past of the Bitches' secret weapon Meiko Maki, how she went from promising engineer to killer-and the ace up her sleeve. From KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) with guest pencils by TAKI SOMA (Takio, The Victories).

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Sam Graven Jan 6, 2016

    Im buying this comic so I can give it to my unborn daughter in ten or twelve years. I want her to read it and embrace it. I want her not to conform. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopOptiq - Erin Perry Jan 6, 2016

    Issue #6 fills in the backstory of how Meiko ended up incarcerated at the A.C.O. Although we might have gotten this story prior to her death to give more context, the reverberations backward are even more emotionally devastating. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Jan 10, 2016

    And so ends another fantastic characterdriven issue of Bitch Planet with guest artist Taki Soma and newcomernew colorist, Kelly Fitzpatrick onboard. I stay smitten with Bitch Planet. If it furthers the “feminist agenda” just know that I keep buying it, reviewing it and taking glorious selfies with my copies. Till next issue! May the bitch be with you! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Jan 6, 2016

    It's rare for a book to be able to hit so many emotions all at once, especially when the set-up guarantees that this will be sad. Yet there are moments of joy and defiance and above all, hope. Meiko might have ultimately been a victim of this system, but she gave them hell the whole way. Her parents might not have been able to keep her safe, but they did raise children who could pose a sort of existential threat to misogynist hierarchy. Isn't that important? The struggle must go on. Indeed, it looks as though it will in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 7, 2016

    This is a hard tale, one made harder by the message it delivers and the blanks it fills. But it's also a chapter very much reminiscent of the character it follows - strong, unyielding, and defiant to the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 7, 2016

    If you haven't been reading this masterful book, you need to get on it, stat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jan 7, 2016

    Bitch Planet may at first glance seem like sex/blaxploitationbook. But take another look. From the cover alone you get the tagline “Are You Woman Enough to Survive” which goes someway to both setting the overall feel of the book as well as hints of the idea of the tortures women are put through, in this case whilst in prison, although this metaphor can be stretched into the real world. Bitch Planet is an engrossing read, filled with characters that the reader can sympathise with; good people who happen to have had bad situations or bad choices come back to test their ability to survive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jan 11, 2016

    "Bitch Planet" #6 is another excellent installment in an awesomely angry series. Meiko's post-mortem celebrates her defiance and hints at how her rebellious spirit might carry on. I'm as eager to get back to the women of the A.C.O. as any reader, but DeConnick and Soma won me over with this flashback issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Jan 8, 2016

    A great detour from the main story, with some interesting details on the mythology of "Bitch Planet." Even with a stand-in artist, the book does not miss a beat. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Jan 7, 2016

    I'm ready to get back to the big narrative of Bitch Planet. I want to see the war play out and hope against hope that the team of convicted women get a chance at freedom and a fruitful future. The secondary stories are nice (maybe even necessary) flourishes, but the ultra-compelling underdog fight of Megaton is still forefront in my mind. The flood of blood is only beginning, andI'm confident that we will all geta little soaked and stained by the end of it all. The anticipation is getting the better of me. Good thingI'm learningto appreciatethe taste of blood. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    BGCP - Jonny Stone Jan 11, 2016

    #6 may not pack a punch like previous outings, but Bitch Planet as always provides great characterisation, stellar artwork and hard-hitting ideas Read Full Review

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