Big Issues: In a year of anti-trans backlash, Bitch Planet celebrates the noncompliant

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s Bitch Planet #8. Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) with art by Valentine De Landro (X-Factor, Shadowman: End Times) and colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick (The Black Hood, DC Comics Bombshells), this issue delivers a series of major events that push the story into compelling new territory. (Note: This review reveals major plot points.)

The comic gods are smiling on Kelly Sue DeConnick fans this week, which features new issues of both of DeConnick’s outstanding Image series, Bitch Planet and Pretty Deadly. The latter is a stunning, poignant conclusion to an arc that we wrote about in this February’s Big Issues, and DeConnick and the rest of her team stick the landing of a very challenging story in Pretty Deadly #10. Bitch Planet #8 is challenging in a different way …

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