Monstress

Monstress

Volume One, Awakening

Book - 2016
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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.



Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, Inc., c2016
ISBN: 9781632157096
Branch Call Number: GX LIU
Characteristics: [192] p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Awakening

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RobertELPL Aug 10, 2017

A gorgeously illustrated first volume in a new series. It begins in the aftermath of a huge event, so you always having this creeping sensation that you're missing information. But once you get more into the book details present themselves and you can't wait for a new piece to the puzzle. To me, it makes for good world-building. Also available on Hoopla.

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ArianaRayne
Jun 18, 2017

Beautiful artwork and good storytelling

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ALR14
Mar 05, 2017

Very cool blend of an alternate historical Asia, matriarchal societies, war, fantasy, diverse characters, beautiful art, and a really rich and complicated story. I'll admit I was lost at times, which did hinder my enjoyment of the storyline, but this was definitely a solid read, especially for a first volume.

sarahfelkar Feb 01, 2017

A gorgeous and complex graphic novel. There are great and complex characters in a novel fantasy setting. I found myself immersed in the story and surprised when the volume ended! Note: the content is quite graphic and it does contain violence.

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RobertELPL Nov 17, 2016

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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