Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
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Monstress Volume 1: Awakening

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Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in arichly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells thestory of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and whoshares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, aconnection that will transform them both and make them the target of both humanand otherworldly powers.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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 163 x 257 x 18mm | 454g
  • Image Comics
  • Fullerton, United States
  • English
  • 1632157098
  • 9781632157096
  • 1,053

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"This is stuff that demands to be explained and dares you to turn the page." -The Rainbow Hub "Filled to the brim with awesome." -Kirkus Reviews NPR -- Gaudy beauty and extravagant horror twine around each other, as elegant as their subjects' sinuous hair and garments, in the remarkable comic Monstress. Liu's accomplishment is impressive. She's created characters who feel larger than life, but whose motivations and values are almost always obscure. "Something entirely different" -Hypable HOLLYWOOD REPORTER --"world-building on a scale rare in mainstream comics" VOX.COM -- "feels like a battle cry."show more

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