Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) teams up special guest artist Taki Soma (Sinergy) next month for a special stand-alone issue in the ongoing bitingly satirical series Bitch Planet. The issue will see Meiko Maki’s past uncovered how she went from promising engineer to killer—and the ace up her sleeve.
“I’ve wanted to work with Taki since we met, and Val and I were so pleased when she agreed to take on Bitch Planet,” said DeConnick. “Her art style matches Meiko’s personality, I think. There’s a vulnerability to it, an honesty, buffered with a sense of humor—which I think is critical for this title. And that’s not an easy thing to balance. Val makes it look effortless, but it’s not. Taki was able to step into our world and meld beautifully, and at the same time, entirely be herself.”
The issue also comes with a content advisory, which reads: “The following is a flashback issue, covering the events that lead to Meiko Maki’s incarceration. It contains plot elements and images relating to sexual assault. The creators encourage you to evaluate your comfort level before deciding to proceed. Bitch Planet’s main narrative will resume next month with Issue 7. The series recap therein will not recount the assault.”
Bitch Planet #6 is out on January 6th.