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Monstress Volume 1: Awakening - Marjorie M. Liu
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... show more
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.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781632157096 (1632157098)
ASIN: 1632157098
Publisher: Image Comics
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Tea, Rain, Book
Tea, Rain, Book rated it
2.0 Review: Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
This is the story of Maika Halfwolf, a seventeen year old orphan that sets out to either save the continent or at least her people. There are a lot of politics involved among the four species, and they are all either vying for power and genocide of the "other" or trying to survive during and after a...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
5.0 Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu (Writer) and Sana Takeda (Artist)
So many people have been talking and raving about Monstress. I've heard so many good things about this comic that I immediately placed an order at my library so I could read it ASAP! ...only to wait for months and still not have them contact me to let me know when the comic will be in... only to fin...
Midu Reads
Midu Reads rated it
0.0 February 2017-- A Wrap Up
Old Faves in New Flavors The Hobbit Graphic Novel The novel stayed true to the book. However, I wasn't too impressed with the artwork. It could have been more attractive. Given that I've just finished reading Monstress, it is no surprise that everything else looks almost dull in comparison! ...
I'm Reading Comeeks
I'm Reading Comeeks rated it
3.0 Vampire Hunter D meets Claymore
Beautiful illustrations depict monstrous scenes. This comic drops readers right into the action, in a world torn by a war between humans and the Arcanic, creatures of various folklore, kitsune, vampires, cyclopian creatures and many others, some more human looking than others. Maika Halfwolf is int...
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
4.0 [Book Review] Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
By it's actual description, Monstress takes place in an alternate 1900s. For whatever reason it read to me as a high fantasy, post-apocalyptic fairy tale pulling on Asian folklore. I'll blame the alt-past vs far future on the gorgeously evolved alt-history and fantastical technology. It could eas...
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