by Christian Nicholson
The current political climate makes me want to scream. Sometimes I do. Then I go back to the business of selling comics to kids, which is the best reason for why we opened a comic book store. The second best reason for why we opened a comic book store was to make super boss recommendations to the public at large.
The titles on this list won’t help you escape political toxicity, but they might help you realize the Resistance is real, that writers and artists are leading the way, and what is happening right now is another chapter in a very long struggle, that began before we were born and will continue after pass. Maybe if we get this right, we won’t leave so many problems for our kids. Resist.
Bitch Planet Vol 01 Extraordinary Machine Trade Paperback
Bitch Planet takes place in a sci-fi dystopian future where autocratic technocratic misogyny is institutionalized. It reads as satire, but only just, and manages to tread the fine line between exploitation and exploitative.
The back copy reads:
“Are you too fat, too thin, too loud, too shy, too religious, too secular, too prudish, too sexual, too queer, too black, too brown, too whatever-it-is-they’ll-judge-you-for-today? You may just belong on Bitch Planet.”