Comics I’ve Copped: Indie Women Characters to Watch
Hello FanBros! I hope you’re enjoying this Women’s History month. I have been raining misandry upon the lessers and reading some comics. Outside of Marvel and DC, there are a variety of indie woman-driven comics to choose from. Three comics caught my eye at my recent comic store run, and they did not disappoint. See my reviews below! **Minor spoilers ahead**
Bitch Planet, Issue #1, Image Comics
It’s like Orange is the New Black, but if Piper got killed. Which is exactly what happened in issue one, when the trojan horse middle-class white lady protagonist gets her throat slit. Awesome. Bitch Planet is the nickname for a satellite prison run by men who make Pornstache look like Santa Claus, where the women are sentenced due to their non-compliance. Non-compliance seems to be any behavior or appearance that wouldn’t fit in a Stepford wives movie. Aside from the male guards a holographic pink model gives instruction to the female inmates. This model is creepy. Like if the love child of Barbie and Dolores Umbridge worked in Oz. There’s murder, conspiracy and a cornucopia of body, ethnic, and age diversity. Bitch Planet is written by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) and Valentine De Landro (X-Files). Be non-compliant and support this series.
Curb Stomp, Issue #1 of 4, BOOM Studios
Two words, girl gang. Living in Old Beach is tough, but the Fever, led by Machete Betty, protect it and one another. These five diverse women each have their own baggage, kickass nickname and weapon of choice. They try to keep their turf from the hands of rival gang the Wrath but instead get tangled in a murder, inciting a gang war. Meanwhile a shady businessman with political connections considers gentrifying the area. The series is only four issues long but definitely worth it, especially with Devaki Neogi’s hypnotizing saturated art. Go get it.
HaloGen, Issue #1 of 4, Archaia of BOOM Studios
A god is dead. We know this because its body is floating in space. Det’houva, a mysterious god appeared in the galaxy five years ago and the cult that prophesied it committed mass suicide, with a fingerprint-less knife. An agent named Rell is tasked by HaloGen to retrieve the body, but of course she isn’t the only one out to get it. Rell herself is gaining attention. With a holographic halo that she is able to project from her body, Det’houva is not the only mystery on Cityship Q. If you are interested in an ass-kicking Black female android (robot? cyborg?) pick up HaloGen.