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Tower of Iron Will

All who enter the Tower regain 100 sanity points.

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Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
Randall Munroe, James Foreman, K. Sekelsky, Camron Miller, John Chernega, David Michael Wharton, K.M. Lawrence, Jeffrey C. Wells, Vera Brosgol, Kit Yona, J. Jack Unrau, Jeff Stautz, Aaron Diaz, Matthew Bennardo, Yahtzee Croshaw, Douglas J. Lane, Brian Quinlan, Kate Beaton

The Planet of Non-Compliant Women

Bitch Planet Volume 1 - Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robert Wilson IV, Valentine De Landro

Bitch Planet is a graphic novel set in a seemingly near future in which the Patriarchy has taken over the world overtly rather than behind the scenes. Leaders are addressed as "Father" and non-compliant women are shipped off-world to a prison planet. DeConnick plays with the various tropes of "women in prison" exploitation films, all the while undercutting them with a message of resistance to violent oppression. The results are not subtle, but with a title like Bitch Planet the author is not trying for subtlety.

 

The plot involves the Fathers' plan to create a sports team out of women prisoners to play against professional male teams in a very violent sport which they hope will result in deaths on screen to drive up viewer engagement. The main character may have volunteered to be sent to the prison in order to rescue her sister. So a little of Prison Break, a little bit of Orange is the New Black, and a little bit of The Longest Yard with a whole lot of violence. Not for anyone easily offended by lots of nudity, profanity, and negative depictions of white males.