Monstress Book One

Monstress Book One

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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 British Fantasy Award winner,
Best Comic/Graphic Novel
2018, 2016, 2015
Entertainment Weekly's The Best Comic Books of the
Year
2018, Newsweek's Best Comic
Books of the Year
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
2018, Powell's Best Science-Fiction,
Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of the
Year

The richly imagined world of
MONSTRESS is an alternate matriarchal 1900s Asia, with an art deco-infused
steampunk aesthetic that's brimming with arcane dangers. Within it, a teenage
girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war, a task that's made all the more
difficult by her mysterious psychic link to an eldritch monster of tremendous
power-a connection that will transform them both, and place them in the
crosshairs of both human and otherworldly
powers.

Creator/writer Marjorie Liu (who made
history as the first woman to win an Eisner Award for Best Writer) and
creator/artist Sana Takeda present a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition of
their beloved breakout comic in MONSTRESS BOOK ONE. Collecting the first 18
issues of the New York Times bestselling series, this massive edition features a
striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen
sketches, script pages, and more for over 500 pages of award-winning content.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 188 x 282 x 36mm | 1,837g
  • Fullerton, United States
  • English
  • 1534312323
  • 9781534312326
  • 10,429

Review quote

"World-building on a scale rare in mainstream comics."
-The Hollywood Reporter "Filled to the brim with awesome." -Kirkus Reviews "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 "...as ambitious as George R.R. Martin or J.R.R. Tolkien..."
-The Los Angeles Review of Books "Liu's accomplishment is impressive. She's created characters who feel
larger than life, but whose motivations and values are almost always
obscure." -NPR "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
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