Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, 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.
Written by Marjorie Liu, of the Dark Wolverine series, NYX: No Way Home, X-23, and Black Widow: The Name of the Rose and illustrated by Sana Takeda who has also illustrated issues of X-23, Ms. Marvel, and Soulfire, MONSTRESS has won numerous awards including the 2017 British Fantasy Award for Best Comic/Graphic Novel, the 2018 Harvey Awards Book of the Year, the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, and five Eisner Awards in 2018.
If this sounds like something you'd like to read, you can get your copy of the book from the store or online with a 15% discount through the end of February. Remember, you can have it shipped directly to you or come pick it up in store!
Reviews & Interviews
An Interview with Monstress Author: Marjorie Liu -- The Atlantic
Awakening the "Monstress" Within -- LA Review of Books
Marjorie Liu On Comics, Romance, and the Joy of Writing -- The Wheeler Centre
You've Heard 'Monstress' Is Great, But Just How Great Is It? -- NPR
Book Review: Monstress Vol. 1 Awakening -- The Furious Gazelle
Review: Monstress Vol 1 Awakening -- Comicbook Wire
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