Review – BITCH PLANET #7
Bitch Planet #7
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Valentine Delandro
Something is about to go down. I can feel it. Even though I’m still recovering over the loss of one character, we have to deal with the guilt of another. Also, it seems like we’ve got some team switching, thanks to Whitney and our good friend “Shithead”. Don’t know if either of these will be the end of Kamau, but I feel like she’s got to watch her back. On top of that, we have big strong Penny Rolle feeling bad!? That’s disheartening. That’s not all. How about not learning your daughter is dead? I just can’t even.
If I ever forget why I love Bitch Planet, all I have to do is open up an issue. Kelly Sue Deconnick does really well with characters and how they are represented. You can never generalize one group of people because someone in that group will always stand out. I think that is a great reflection of the world and the beauty of Bitch Planet. Not only that, but DeConnick’s portrayal of characters has always had meaning. Whether they be exaggerated or not, you can’t deny how true to reality is actually is.
Valentine Delandro’s cover and art of this book is really great. The backgrounds have good details. The shadows are great, but in some places in looked reall out of place. In one page, Whitney is in a room full of bright white screens, but almost half her face is in shadow. I think the black can be eased up a bit. There seemed to be a bit of anatomical wonkiness, for lack of better words. It could have been shown in perspective, but it still looked short. However, I love the style and its sorta roughness.
I have to point out that the Bitch Craft knitting instructions are great. If only I could knit….