Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Stylish, Violent, and Gorgeously Illustrated Steampunk Revenge Story

Source: Publisher Website
Monstress #1 by Marjorie Liu. Illus by Sana Takeda (Image Comics, 2015, 72pp.)
“Here’s something the poets say: there’s more hunger in the world than love.”
 In the steampunk city of Zamora, a stalemate simmers between two warring sides. Talking twin-tailed cats wander the streets, and university witches teach labs where animal-children hybrids are the focus of grotesque experiments. Against this backdrop, Maika Halfwolf, a damaged, one-arm survivor, seeks revenge on the witches who betrayed and murdered her mother...that is, if she can only avoid being consumed by her own monstrous power. Issue #1, with its gorgeous Art Nouveau illustrations and intricate world-building detail, proves to be a stunning first installment in this new graphic novel series. However, language, violent content, and innuendo limit its audience to mature readers only.

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