Monstress #2

Writer: Marjorie M. Liu Artist: Sana Takeda Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 18
8.5Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Maika fights to cross the wall.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Dec 8, 2015

    Page for page, this title delivers on every level. These two creators have done and will more than likely continue to do something visionary. There are only two issues out, so there is no excuse to pass on this gem of sequential art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 2, 2016

    Monstress works to build its world more here and Marjorie Liu is essentially bringing a novel to life in this form, something that so many other books rarely feel like or are capable of. What allows it to truly work, however, is Sana Takeda's artwork. Takeda does some jaw-dropping work throughout this to really make it come to life with a richness and detail that's just stunning. Every scene, every panel, has these little details that engage and stand out with the way it makes it so lived in and authentic that you could easily imagine that she's illustrating this from a real place with real people. The flow of the book is fantastic, especially considering all the dialogue and narration, and it feels like a substantial read rather than a casual flip-through and done in five minutes or less. It's the kind of book that feels very much worth every penny and then some. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Dec 11, 2015

    The plot of Monstress is slowly being revealed and like this entity in the image above is the perhaps the best representation of how this story has been following me around"being thought of and being processed in my head. The blood and gore go hand in hand with the fantastic setting as does the wealth of unique characters and all the motivations of all of them" It's a lot of take in. It's a lot to get your head around. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 10, 2015

    Monstress certainly looks and reads like no other book on the stands. It offers a deep, fully realized realm with its own conflicts and races and mythology. And thanks to Sana takeda, it's a realm with a very distinctive style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Dec 9, 2015

    Monstress #2 is a story packed issue, it continues to build the world and as long as it's continuously delivered month to month, it's well on its way to be another Image juggernaut. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Dec 11, 2015

    'Monstress' #2 continues the ambitious world building by introducing new characters and how they fit in the tumultuous landscape. Liu and Takeda have created a dark fantasy world that exposes the divisions of race, status, class, and species that almost mirror our own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Dec 9, 2015

    In a world where a valid Republican contender (polls wise) for the president of the United States wants to prevent Muslims from entering the country based on their faith alone, Monstress #2 is an important read as Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda show the harrowing results of racism and bigotry on a once flourishing city through the lens of an urban fantasy horror story. It is also a powerful character study as Maika fights to control the wolf within while also trying to get her adorable companion Kippa (who is sadly afraid of her) to safety, and Liu and Takeda continue to expand and explore their world with the introduction of the inquisitrixes and Edenites. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Dec 14, 2015

    Liu continues to avoid information dumps and "Monstress" #2 maintains emotional urgency throughout, even though it remains a denser-than-average read. The final cliffhanger is beautiful and eerie, showcasing Takeda's talents in creating mood and suspense. The story is still hard to follow at times without re-reading, but it rewards those who do with its luxuriant detail and ambitious breadth. Read Full Review

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