NEW BITCH PLANET SERIES COMING THIS JUNE
Featuring stories set in the world of BITCH PLANET from
PORTLAND, OR, 04/13/2017 â€” Image Comics is thrilled to announce BITCH PLANET: TRIPLE FEATURE, a new anthology series featuring satirical stories born from the pages of BITCH PLANET and brought to you by talent from across the comics industry.
Ripped directly from the world of BITCH PLANET, a crack team of creators spin three teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridiculeâ€”plus essays, a letter column, and more!
BITCH PLANET: TRIPLE FEATURE #1 includes Windows, by Cheryl Lynn Eaton and Maria FrÃ¶hlich; Without and Within, by Andrew Aydin and Joanna Estep; and The Invisible Woman, written by Conley Lyons with art by Craig Yeung; all with lettering by Clayton Cowles.
100% Grade-A satire. Accept no substitutes.
â€œFor me, the most fascinating thing about working on the anthology has been that very few of the initial pitches that came in were satirical,â€ said DeConnick. â€œMost were heavy (tonally) and very straight-forward, which made me reconsider our approach to the main titleâ€”because these young people were pitching based on what they perceived our tone to be. We got thereâ€”some of them are so on point that Iâ€™m jealous!â€”but the fact that we had to develop to get to satire tells me that we havenâ€™t been hitting our mark on the main title and that we will need to push harder going forward.
â€œSatire is difficult,â€ DeConnick continued. â€œAnd itâ€™s particularly tough to sustain long-form. So thatâ€™s at the forefront of my mind right now. I love this book. I wish weâ€™d done it sooner.â€
â€œI’ve been enjoying the energy that our new collaborators have been bringing to our anthologies,â€ said De Landro. â€œIt’s cool seeing new creators and friends getting together and adding some terrifying and heart-wrenching perspectives to BITCH PLANET.â€
â€œAs a fiction writer, this is my first time working in comics,â€ said The Invisible Woman writer Conley Lyons. â€œWriting for the BITCH PLANET universe is thrilling, especially since I get to team up with such a hands-on, experienced crew. Kelly Sue, Val, Craig, and the Milkfed team have been so welcoming. I can’t wait to show off our hard work.â€
â€œI’m honored and excited to be able to play in this wonderful sandbox that Kelly Sue, Valentine and the Milkfed team has created,â€ said The Invisible Woman artist Craig Yeung. â€œConley has crafted and brought to life a wonderful character in this short that I hope the fans will come to enjoy and love as well!â€
BITCH PLANET: TRIPLE FEATURE #1 (Diamond code: APR170731) hits stores Wednesday, June 14. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 22nd.
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