Monstress #21

Writer: Marjorie M. Liu Artist: Sana Takeda Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
9.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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It's a turning point in Maika's life when she comes face-to-face with a stranger from her deep past.

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Mar 20, 2019

    Monstress' latest issue is a jolt to the story, presenting new mysteries and new momentum that will leave you wanting much, much more to dive into by the time the issue ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 20, 2019

    One of the best issues of Monstress yet, this is the type of comic that at once reminds why you fell in love with this series while also stoking excitement for events that are to come. Just fantastic work all around. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Jeremiah Johnston Mar 20, 2019

    MONSTRESS #21 is the first issue of the new arc with a focus. At the center of intrigue is Maika. Even if the issue mostly uses that time to share more information, the underlying tension that shows just how cornered Maika and Tuya are is refreshing. Sana Takeda shines again, with this issue being a great example of her visual storytelling, landscape and background work, and character designs. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Mar 21, 2019

    So far, the Monstress universe has been fairly female-dominated, so I was honestly a little surprised to see that Maika's paternal line come into play in such a profound capacity. Only a little, however. From what we know of Moriko Halfwolf, I personally feel that it would have been unlikely for Maika's father to be anyone who was in any way particularly mild-mannered. We've got a whole new layer of plot to be working with now, and there are so many already in motion I'm starting to wonder if it might be advisable to make myself some sort of organizational chart to help keep track. While this does occasionally make things difficult on the who's-who front, it's not so much of a problem that it takes too much away from following the story line. There's usually enough of a reminder provided in the surrounding dialogue to clue you back in to how everyone fits into this fantastical world. Read Full Review

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