WRITER: MARJORIE LIU
ARTIST: SANA TAKEDA
On the Isle of Bones, Maika finally learned a key detail about her mysterious past: her mother, Moriko, deliberately conceived Maika with the last living descendant of the Shaman-Empress so that Maika could inherit the Shaman-Empress’s power — and the Monstrum that now lives beneath her skin.
But the price of that information was high. After barely escaping the island with her life, Maika was nearly apprehended by authorities from the maritime city of Thyria. Angry and famished, Maika’s Monstrum, Zinn, struck back, devouring every living soul aboard the Thyrian ship.
In the aftermath, Maika’s allies, a smuggling crew working for the Brothers Imura, took Maika on board, though they feared the certain wrath of the Thyrian Blood Queens. Overwhelmed by guilt, regret, and despair, Maika made the rash decision to touch her fragment of an ancient and powerful mask to her face — and set off a ripple effect of mystical activation that could change everything.
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“MONSTRESS #13 is a comic that has emerged from a slumber with an even greater sense of urgency…” – Newsarama
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