Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:
Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #2
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #10
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #2
Darth Maul #5
Curse Words #6
The Wild Storm #6
Mighty Thor #21
Ms. Marvel #20
Poe Dameron #17
Lazarus: X +66 #1
I don’t want to lead anyone astray here. Bitch Planet: Triple Feature is a good comic. It’s just unbelievably dire. It deals with the same horrible misogynistic world as Bitch Planet prime, but it’s more painful due to a closer lens on just how reduced women have become in this society, paired with a lack of larger narrative or any women to really root for.
I had never considered how the focus on the “worst women” in the main book dulled the pain of just how bad it was for the women who had to try to comply back on Earth. Sure the world is a cesspool of catastrophic proportions, but the inmates aren’t taking it lying down. They’re strong and will never stop fighting. Meanwhile, this issue of Triple Feature had women who had to knuckle under to societal pressure. Issue 1 at least had some rebellious women damning themselves by being non-compliant; there were no winners this time around. Painful stuff.