Liu, Marjorie Monstress 1: Awakening

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Monstress 1: Awakening

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2018 Eisner Award winner, BestWriter
2018 Eisner Award winner, BestPainter/Multimedia Artist
2018 EisnerAward winner, Best Continuing Series
2018Eisner Award winner, Best Publication forTeens
2018 Eisner Award winner, Best CoverArtist
2018 Harvey Award winner, Book ofthe Year
2018 Hugo Award winner, BestGraphic Story
2018 British Fantasy Awardwinner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel
2018,2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly's The Best Comic Books of theYear
2018, Newsweek's Best ComicBooks of the Year
2018, The WashingtonPost's 10 Best Graphic Novels of theYear
2018, Barnes & Noble's Best Booksof the Year
2018, YALSA's Great GraphicNovels for Teens
2018, Thrillist'sBest Comics & Graphic Novels of theYear
2018, Powell's Best Science-Fiction,Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of theYear

Set in an alternate matriarchal1900'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 thetrauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster oftremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them thetarget of both human and otherworldlypowers.

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.

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“If you want big, beautiful, terrifying, violent magic, Monstress is your next favorite comic.” -Cosmopolitan



"Takeda’s visuals recall realistic, gritty manga such as Lone Wolf and Cub, with magic and monsters to rival those of Hayao Miyazaki’s films.” —Publishers Weekly


“Filled to the brim with awesome.” —Kirkus Reviews


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.



Kirkus Review: When you're writing a review, 'speechless' can be a bit of a hindrance. So, I'm gonna work on that, find my words, and try to tell you about this book.

I fully admit, as I have a few times before, that the cover for Monstress is what drew me in and convinced me to purchase the book. The art deco background elements are so incredibly detailed and rich, reminding me a bit of my recent trip to Kansas city for WorldCon, where the downtown area is filled with art deco designs and buildings. There are hints in that background image - or maybe they're flavors? - of ancient mythology, perhaps Egyptian with the golden eye staring back at you - or something quite darker? And then there's the figure of Maika Halfwolf looking over her shoulder in a very manga-inspired character style yet covered in those same art deco elements climbing up her white robe or dress.

I was doomed. Doomed to be unable to walk away from this book. Clever cover artist.

A couple posts ago, I talked about White Sands from Brandon Sanderson; an epic fantasy with a wide-sweeping scale. Monstress is no less epic in breadth and wonder, and, if it were published as a novel, would be the kind that doubles as a step-stool or spider-squasher. In a word: huge.

In Monstress, Majorie Liu has created something truly worthy of the word 'epic'. Following in the wake of a war between humans and Arcanics, we follow the one-armed Maika Halfwolf, a teenager filled with an anger she can't control nor truly fathom. She is on a quest to learn the truth about her past, her mother's life, and the final moments of the war between the races when a weapon of mass destruction went off killing everyone for fifty miles, forcing a ceasefire and a bit of a cold war. She allows herself to be taken captive and sold as a slave to the Cumea, a sort of scientific guild who experiment on Arcanic's like Maika. Not all Arcanics look 'normal' as Maika does, many share traits or forms with animals - fox tails, fur, etc.

Maika has a power she doesn't understand and cannot control. It seems to only appear when she's in mortal danger, and she counts on it now to save her before the Cumea can use her the way they have so many other Arcanics.

This is a dark world and full of danger, intrigue, and machinations. Maika discovers the past is not exactly as she remembered or understood it to be. Some see her as a monster, others as something to be used, and just about everyone wants to destroy her.

There's so much going on in this book, and much of it compressed into the first thirty or so pages as we're introduced to this world and its inhabitants. I admit having to go back and forth a bit to keep up with it all. Liu has developed a complicated and engaging world and filled it with a diverse cast of characters. The Arcanics come in all shapes and sizes and appear to be inspired by the mythologies of the world, including China and Japan. The Cumea - who are also called witches throughout the book - appear to draw their inspiration from archetypal evildoers from not just mythology, but also pop culture, manga, and anime. They have that over-the-top evil quality I'd expect from those sources. All in all, it meshes well the various cultures and styles - East and West - into a cohesive story that hooked me from the start.

The art - a lot of times the cover art doesn't necessarily represent the interior pages. Much to my delight, co-creator and artist Sana Takeda maintains the quality of the art from cover to cover. Page after page reflect the same style, detail, and density as that gorgeous cover.

Liu also uses the story to shed a light on racism, war, and gender roles - all in a fantastic way that pushes the reader to question assumptions and the status quo.

This is the kind of book you read and reread because there's always some new bit to discover hidden in the art or the dialogue. Highly recommend.--Patrick Hester



SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL - Gr 9 Up-In the aftermath of a terrible war, tension still exists between the humans and the animal-hybrids, Arcanics. Surviving Arcanics are sold as slaves by the Federation of Man and even experimented on by the Cumaea, powerful human witch-nuns who mine the precious life-giving Lilium produced from the bodies of captured Arcanics. Maika Halfwolf, a 17-year-old Arcanic, survived the war but at a devastating cost. Looking for revenge, she allows herself to be sold as a slave to infiltrate the Cumaean stronghold in Zamora. Once there, she uses her newly developed, terrible power to escape, free the captured Arcanics, and brutally attack the witch-nuns. She also steals a fragment of an ancient and powerful mask and murders a Cumaean elder who knows secrets from Maika's past. On the run from the Cumaea, the humans, and her own people, Maika must rely on herself and very few allies if she is to discover the secret of why her mother was murdered and, more important, who she is and what awful power she possesses. Collecting the first five issues of the popular comic, this is a beautifully written and complex book. Intricate and detailed, with a definite manga influence, Takeda's artwork creates a lush and dangerous world for Liu's equally dangerous characters. The work is infused with feminist themes; almost all of the characters are strong-and deadly-women. VERDICT Intended for mature audiences owing to the violence and nudity and filled with rage and barely contained fury, this is a book that will be wildly embraced by all fans of graphic literature.-Erik Knapp, Davis Library, Plano, TX

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Marjorie M. Liu is an attorney and New York Times bestselling author of paranormal romances and urban fantasy. In the world of comic books, she is also the writer of NYX: No Way Home, Black Widow, X-23, and Dark Wolverine. She lives in the American Midwest and Beijing, China.

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Descrizione libro Image Comics, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condizione: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 2018 Eisner Award winner, BestWriter2018 Eisner Award winner, BestPainter/Multimedia Artist2018 EisnerAward winner, Best Continuing Series2018Eisner Award winner, Best Publication forTeens2018 Eisner Award winner, Best CoverArtist2018 Harvey Award winner, Book ofthe Year2018 Hugo Award winner, BestGraphic Story2018 British Fantasy Awardwinner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel2018,2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly's The Best Comic Books of theYear2018, Newsweek's Best ComicBooks of the Year2018, The WashingtonPost's 10 Best Graphic Novels of theYear2018, Barnes & Noble's Best Booksof the Year2018, YALSA's Great GraphicNovels for Teens2018, Thrillist'sBest Comics & Graphic Novels of theYear2018, Powell's Best Science-Fiction,Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of theYearSet in an alternate matriarchal1900'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 thetrauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster oftremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them thetarget of both human and otherworldlypowers.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. Codice articolo AAZ9781632157096

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