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. Collects MONSTRESS #1-6...
|Title||:||Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening (Monstress #1)|
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Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening (Monstress #1) Reviews
Sometimes I can have a hard time getting into fantasy comics because they have a short page count to introduce you to big worlds, and that was definitely the case here. My interest was so lukewarm with this one that I do not plan to continue this series. The story and characters are NOT bad by any means, this story in this format just didn't work for me personally. I'd love to see it as a movie or something though!
What I liked:
-The main character is fierce and I want to know more about ...more
Okay I'm only going to put a few pictures because you can all scroll through the other reviewers and see more pictures. I don't like reviewing graphic novels because I never know exactly what to say.
This novel is about Maika Halfwolf and she has been trying to find her way for some time. She lost her mother and friends to a war. She lost one of her arms, but she has some kind of powers and she has a symbol on her chest that may or may not be the cause of this . . .
This novel is very dark but I ...more
Reading this for the second time makes me wish that this was more of a book. I need to know more about this world and the characters in it.
It's driving me nuts not knowing more.
I NEED MORE.
I loved the hell out of this.
I highly recommend this graphic novel. The illustrations are gorgeous and the story line was well done.
This is a good volume 1 with a cool, BA heroine (view spoiler)[(slash villain?) (hide spoiler)] and some of the art, especially the issue covers and full-page panels, is pretty beautiful.
At first the story seems like your typical epic fantasy, race wars, magic, Chosen One. It ends up a lot stranger and creepier than that, which is a good thing. The heroine/monstress, Maika Halfwolf is super cool and not a typical heroine. Other interesting characters include cute little fox-girl Kip ...more
What a vibrant, rich and fully-realized world. I've completely new to reading graphic novels, but if I can find more like this I'm going to become very invested, very quickly. Full review to come tomorrow!
This is a graphic novel with elements of fantasy, feminism, violence, and diversity.
The main character is a teenager named Maika searching for a past she doesn't remember. On her path she finds people, some are friends, some are enemies and she doesn't know who to trust. Maika is also struggling with a powerful and mysterious "thing" inside of her which threatens to take control.
The art is beautiful and very detailed, just look at the image below, it's one of my favorites in the book.
In the sto ...more
With great graphics, interesting but somewhat confusing story, and lots of grrrrl power, Monstress packs a big punch. The story is kind of similar to Amulet and the monsters and such reminded me of Saga a bit while the cannibalism was sort of like The Walking Dead. I really enjoyed this volume and look forward to where they will tale the story in Vol 2.
Monstress is not a graphic you can casually flip through with your phone while enjoying your morning toilet experience, but you need to pay attention, and perhaps flip back and forth more than once to keep yourself focused on what is actually going on.
This flipping is not unusual when you are facing a fantasy story that has an extremely rich world building. There is a lot of mythology and history you need to savor in order to be fully pulled inside a world that has strong fantasy elements, but a ...more