Image Comics recently announced Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, a new anthology series featuring stories within the satirical world of the critically-acclaimed Bitch Planet series.
Expanding upon the very original work of writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Valentine DeLandro, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature brings together talent from across the comics industry.
Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1 will feature “Windows,” by Cheryl Lynn Eaton and Maria Fröhlich; “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.
“For me, the most fascinating thing about working on the anthology has been that very few of the initial pitches that came in were satirical,” said DeConnick. “Most were heavy (tonally) and very straight-forward, which made me reconsider our approach to the main title—because these young people were pitching based on what they perceived our tone to be. We got there—some of them are so on point that I’m jealous!—but the fact that we had to develop to get to satire tells me that we haven’t been hitting our mark on the main title and that we will need to push harder going forward.
“Satire is difficult,” DeConnick continued. “And it’s particularly tough to sustain long-form. So that’s at the forefront of my mind right now. I love this book. I wish we’d done it sooner.”
“I’ve been enjoying the energy that our new collaborators have been bringing to our anthologies,” said De Landro. “It’s cool seeing new creators and friends getting together and adding some terrifying and heart-wrenching perspectives to BITCH PLANET.”
“As a fiction writer, this is my first time working in comics,” said The Invisible Woman writer Conley Lyons. “Writing 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.”
“I’m honored and excited to be able to play in this wonderful sandbox that Kelly Sue, Valentine and the Milkfed team has created,” said The Invisible Woman artist Craig Yeung. “Conley 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!”
Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1 hits stores Wednesday, June 14.