Monstress

Well, yesterday was a big day.

I took the stage at Image Expo to discuss my new creator-owned title, MONSTRESS, which I’m working on with Sana Takeda (who is brilliant and kicking ass).  I gave an extensive interview at Newsarama, so check that out — but in short, it’s a privilege and honor to be creating this book with her at Image, where we can finally stretch our wings.  We’ve also got Rus Wooton on letters and design, and editing is being handled by Jennifer Smith, my former assistant editor at Marvel.

I’ll be writing more about Monstress, but in the meantime, here’s a full rundown of all the art we showed at the release — and it’ll give you a hint of what’s in store for readers this summer.

“Monstress is about an outsider, a young woman who belongs nowhere; it is about young women who fight, who tame, who are consumed—and who become monsters in their own right,” said Liu. “I wanted to tell a story that encompasses all these things, and more. A story about women, young and old, picking up the pieces after surviving the horrors of war—and finding a home for themselves in a world that has otherwise exploited them. Set in an alternate history to our own, where immense Cloverfield-like monstrosities have conquered half the planet, and spanning the steppes of a shattered Asia, to the destroyed heart of a fallen Europe, Monstress is an epic adventure of frontiers and empires, and the rise of a young woman warrior, whose power may either doom or redeem the planet.”

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20 thoughts on “Monstress

  1. Oh wow…the premise sounds powerful and amazing, and love the art…wishing you and Ms. Takeda all the best in this new venture. I can’t wait to read this!

  2. Hi Marjorie, does Monstress have a release date yet?

    I am looking forward to it.

  3. A new adventure! Can’t wait, looks fantastic. But also need more of Ms. Maxine and the Boys. Love them.

  4. jus finished vol1 and it was wonderful. waiting for vol2 . the art work the storyline and character concepts just wonderful. Funny I never heard of it and randomly came across a online article about best comics marvel or dc wished they made and that was right this was amazing.

  5. I loved the first volume but when is the second one coming out? I know you have the smaller ones out? I just want to read more!

    1. Thank you! The second volume won’t be out until next year, probably around June! Individual issues will be released beginning on October 12th, though.

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