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Title:
Monstress
ISBN:
9781632157096

9780606390682

9781534300415

9780606400565

9781534306912

9781534313361
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2016]-
Physical Description:
volumes : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents:
V. 1. Awakening (Collecting Monstress issues 1-6) -- V. 2. The blood (Collecting Monstress issues 7-12) -- V. 3. Haven (Collecting Monstress issues #13-18) -- V. 4. The chosen (Collecting Monstress issues 19-24)
Summary:
"Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers,"--Amazon.com.
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2018 Eisner Award winner, BestWriter
2018 Eisner Award winner, BestPainter/Multimedia Artist
2018 EisnerAward winner, Best Continuing Series
2018Eisner Award winner, Best Publication forTeens
2018 Eisner Award winner, Best CoverArtist
2018 Harvey Award winner, Book ofthe Year
2018 Hugo Award winner, BestGraphic Story
2018 British Fantasy Awardwinner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel
2018,2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly's The Best Comic Books of theYear
2018, Newsweek's Best ComicBooks of the Year
2018, The WashingtonPost's 10 Best Graphic Novels of theYear
2018, Barnes & Noble's Best Booksof the Year
2018, YALSA's Great GraphicNovels for Teens
2018, Thrillist's Best Comics & Graphic Novels of theYear
2018, Powell's Best Science-Fiction,Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of theYear

Set in an alternate matriarchal1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk,MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive thetrauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster oftremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them thetarget of both human and otherworldlypowers.

About theCreators:

New York Times bestselling andaward-winning writer Marjorie Liu is best known for her fiction and comic books.She teaches comic book writing at MIT, and leads a class on Popular Fiction atthe Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop. Ms. Liu's extensive work includes thebestselling "Astonishing X-Men" for Marvel Comics, which featured the gaywedding of X-Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD MediaAward for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendercommunity. Prior to writing full-time, Liu was a lawyer. She currently residesin Boston.

Sana Takeda is an illustrator andcomic book artist who was born in Niigata, and now resides in Tokyo, Japan. Atage 20 she started out as a 3D CGI designer for SEGA, a Japanese video gamecompany, and became a freelance artist when she was 25. She is still an artist,and has worked on titles such as "X-23" and "Ms. Marvel" for Marvel Comics, andis an illustrator for trading card games in Japan.


Author Notes

Marjorie Liu is an American novelist, poet, comic book writer. She is a graduate of Lawrence University and the University of Wisconsin law school. She is the author of the Dirk & Steele series, Hunter Kiss series. Her stand-alone novels are A Taste of Crimson: Crimson City, Book 2, and Xmen: Dark Mirror. She has written eight novellas, and five short stories. She has written over fourteen comic books, the latest is Montress Volume 2: The Blood.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-In the aftermath of a terrible war, tension still exists between the humans and the animal-hybrids, Arcanics. Surviving Arcanics are sold as slaves by the Federation of Man and even experimented on by the Cumaea, powerful human witch-nuns who mine the precious life-giving Lilium produced from the bodies of captured Arcanics. Maika Halfwolf, a 17-year-old Arcanic, survived the war but at a devastating cost. Looking for revenge, she allows herself to be sold as a slave to infiltrate the Cumaean stronghold in Zamora. Once there, she uses her newly developed, terrible power to escape, free the captured Arcanics, and brutally attack the witch-nuns. She also steals a fragment of an ancient and powerful mask and murders a Cumaean elder who knows secrets from Maika's past. On the run from the Cumaea, the humans, and her own people, Maika must rely on herself and very few allies if she is to discover the secret of why her mother was murdered and, more important, who she is and what awful power she possesses. Collecting the first five issues of the popular comic, this is a beautifully written and complex book. Intricate and detailed, with a definite manga influence, Takeda's artwork creates a lush and dangerous world for Liu's equally dangerous characters. The work is infused with feminist themes; almost all of the characters are strong-and deadly-women. VERDICT Intended for mature audiences owing to the violence and nudity and filled with rage and barely contained fury, this is a book that will be wildly embraced by all fans of graphic literature.-Erik Knapp, Davis Library, Plano, TX © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Lush, disturbing artwork by Takeda (Ms. Marvel) creates an atmosphere of chaos, oppression, magic, and dread in this fantasy tale. Writer Liu (Astonishing X-Men) spins an interesting if confusing yarn about a war between humans and animal-like Arcanics, centering around a young "chosen one"-type Arcanic, Maika Halfwolf. Human witches imprison and chop up the bodies of their Arcanic enemies in secret to eat their life force, an act that includes the dismemberment of Arcanic children. Maika breaks free from her fate, only to find that she's possessed by a demon hiding within her arm. Takeda's visuals recall realistic, gritty manga such as Lone Wolf and Cub, with magic and monsters to rival those of Hayao Miyazaki's films. The bleak worldbuilding will satisfy fans of grim but humanist SF and fantasy. The labyrinthine drawings enchant, but the convoluted storytelling and extreme violence may drive away more casual readers. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.