Comic Review: Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
Reviews / December 23, 2015

Monstress is absolutely stunning comic with a dark story and artwork that is simply gorgeous. I really can’t stress enough how much I loved all the imagery. I will readily admit to being a¬†complete novice when it comes to comics, having read pretty much just Saga and Locke and Key, but even as a novice I feel secure in saying that this is one comic that you just can’t miss. Even if you are not into comics, it is worth picking up, maybe discover a love for a different style of story telling. ¬†And, as an added bonus (because quite frankly I would want to read this just for the art), the story is definitely quite intriguing as well. Maika may look human, but there is more to her than originally meets the eye. We are introduced to her as she is being auctioned off as a monster, the auctioneer touting her unique human appearance. The only flaw they mention her missing half an arm. So, we have a beautiful protagonist with a disability, labeled as a monster and a mysterious background! Definitely peaked my interest. In this first issue, we are introduced to a fantastic world that is portrayed…