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
  • 289

Review quote

"The best way to understand the complicated mythos of
Monstress is to dive in headfirst and let it wash over you...On top of that, you
don't need to know much to appreciate the breathtaking beauty of Takeda's art.
No other comic looks like Monstress. Takeda's painting creates a world where
dreamlike and horrific fantasy creatures exist side-by-side with incredibly
complex steampunk technology." -Entertainment
Weekly "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 "Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda take eastern and western
comics storytelling traditions and styles, and create something wholly their own
and remarkable: a beautifully told story of magic and fear, inhumanity and
exploitation, of what it means to be human and the monsters we all carry inside
us. Also, some of the best cats in comics. A delight." -Neil
Gaiman "Monstress mixes steampunk and fantasy in the best
way." -Complex "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 "Liu's accomplishment is impressive. She's created
characters who feel larger than life, but whose motivations and values are
almost always obscure." -NPR
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Rating details

335 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 42% (140)
4 39% (132)
3 17% (57)
2 1% (5)
1 0% (1)
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