Monstress Volume 1: Awakening

Monstress Volume 1: Awakening

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Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a
richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, 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 and make them the target of both human
and otherworldly powers.

About the

New York Times bestselling and
award-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 at
the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop. Ms. Liu's extensive work includes the
bestselling "Astonishing X-Men" for Marvel Comics, which featured the gay
wedding of X-Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD Media
Award for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
community. Prior to writing full-time, Liu was a lawyer. She currently resides
in Boston.

Sana Takeda is an illustrator and
comic book artist who was born in Niigata, and now resides in Tokyo, Japan. At
age 20 she started out as a 3D CGI designer for SEGA, a Japanese video game
company, 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, and
is an illustrator for trading card games in Japan.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 163 x 257 x 18mm | 454g
  • Fullerton, United States
  • English
  • 1632157098
  • 9781632157096
  • 6,173

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Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam
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"If you want big, beautiful, terrifying, violent magic, Monstress is
your next favorite comic." -Cosmopolitan 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. HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
--"world-building on a scale rare in
mainstream comics" VOX.COM -- "feels like a battle
cry." "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
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24,865 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 38% (9,529)
4 35% (8,797)
3 17% (4,242)
2 5% (1,325)
1 4% (972)
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