Art Deco and steampunk collide in this brutal fantasy series set in an alternative-world Asia. It follows its young heroine, an outcast named Maika Halfwolf, as she searches for the source of her violent powers. Dark in both style and substance, Monstress isn't for the faint of heart but recommended for those looking for an intense new graphic series.
— From Melanie
2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Writer2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Painter/Multimedia Artist2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Continuing Series2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Publication for Teens2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Cover Artist2018 Harvey Award winner, Book of the Year2018 Hugo Award winner, Best Graphic Story2018 British Fantasy Award winner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel2018, 2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly's The Best Comic Books of the Year2018, Newsweek's Best Comic Books of the Year2018, The Washington Post's 10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year2018, Barnes & Noble's Best Books of the Year2018, YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens2018, Thrillist's Best Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year2018, Powell's Best Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of the Year
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 Creators:
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.