Monstress Volume 4

Monstress Volume 4

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2017 British Fantasy Award, Best
Comic/Graphic Novel
2018 Eisner Award
winner, Best Writer
2018 Eisner Award winner,
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist
2018 Eisner Award
winner, Best Continuing Series
2018 Eisner Award
winner, Best Publication for Teens
2018 Eisner
Award winner, Best Cover Artist
2018 Harvey Award
winner, Book of the Year
2018 Hugo Award winner,
Best Graphic Story
2018 Hugo Award Winner, Best
Professional Artist
2018 British Fantasy Award
winner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel
2018, 2016, 2015
Entertainment Weekly's The Best Comic Books of the
2018, Newsweek's Best Comic Books of the
2018, The Washington Post's 10 Best Graphic
Novels of the Year
2018, Barnes & Noble's
Best Books of the Year
2018, YALSA's Great
Graphic Novels for Teens
2018, Thrillist's Best
Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year
Powell's Best Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of the
2019, Hugo Award

Maika and Corvin make their way
through a warped and lethal land in search of Kippa, who is faced with her own
terrible monsters. But when Maika comes face-to-face with a stranger from her
deep past, startling truths are uncovered, and at the center of it all lurks a
dangerous conspiracy that threatens the Known World. Maika is finally close to
getting all the answers she ever wanted, but at what price? With war on the
horizon-a war no one wants to stop-whose side will Maika choose? Collects
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 168 x 257 x 18mm | 372g
  • Fullerton, United States
  • English
  • 1534313362
  • 9781534313361
  • 5,277

Review quote

"Monstress is a sprawling epic fantasy that drops
readers into the middle of a magic-filled alternate history. Described as a kind
of 'matriarchal Asia,' Maika's universe is wracked by a race war and inhabited
by violent witch-nuns, vicious deities, and innocent civilians-all of which is
brought to life by Takeda's exquisite manga-style, Art Deco-inspired art."
-The Atlantic "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." -Publishers Weekly "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." -School Library
Journal "Filled to the brim with awesome."
-Kirkus Reviews "World-building on a scale rare in mainstream
comics." -The Hollywood Reporter "Liu and Takeda have created a vivid, dynamic world,
sort of a steampunk Asia of a century ago, and populated it with sharp
characters and an intricate mythology that incorporates gods, monsters and
everything in between. Female characters dominate Liu's story line - which
unfolds bit by bit like a novel through Takeda's gorgeous sequential panels-and
touches on themes of race, war, duality, friendships and the meaning of family.
In all my decades of reading comics, I've never seen anything quite like
Monstress, and even though it falls in the category of epic fantasy, it also
confirms my suspicion that sarcastic cats are secretly in charge of everything."
-The New York Times
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3,535 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 41% (1,443)
4 44% (1,559)
3 14% (478)
2 1% (47)
1 0% (8)
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