Monstress #3

Writer: Marjorie M. Liu Artist: Sana Takeda Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 17
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Maika must confront the deadly secrets that live inside her.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jan 31, 2016

    This series continues to elevate the genre and medium. There are a select amount of books being published today that merit time to be set aside to be read and appreciated. If the word of mouth or critical acclaim isnt enough to spark interest in this comic, then those comic readers are probably a lost cause sadly.This title can't be recommended enough. Big things are on the horizon for Monstress. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jan 28, 2016

    'Monstress' is an epic fantasy in every sense of the genre. It's thick with mythology and complexity. It's a story that's still developing and illustrated with more audacity than we deserve. Issue three revealed some important details while making your heart race. Liu and Takeda are simply magnificent.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Jan 27, 2016

    A quick and beautiful read, Monstress #3 is fast paced and action-packed, only stopping to remind you how terrible everything in this world is and they've just scratched the surface. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 9, 2016

    Monstress continues to be a dense read but it's a combination of both the writing and the artwork. There's a lot of detail to what Liu is putting into her scripts with the dialogue but also in the design of the world, which gives Takeda a whole lot to work with and expand upon. It's such a visual treat to dig into each of the panels " made easier with the zoom capability with the digital edition " and just admire all the work that goes into it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Feb 14, 2016

    Monstress also continues to be terrifying in the imagery " blood, glore and all the ancient deities that populate the world. In the writing, we're learning some of the motivations and seeing the cruelties behind many of the characters on the pages and it's not pretty. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Madison Jan 27, 2016

    Monstress #3 breaks the use of flashbacks, however, and sticks to an entirely linear structure. It doesnt cover much in terms of timeline, but pulls finer details into a more cohesive and fuller story. As usual, the comic works for its Mature rating, but if readers can stomach the blood, Monstress is absolutely worth the read. Monstress will return after a short break in mid-March with #4. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jan 28, 2016

    The storytelling, pace, and indelible visuals make this one of Image's most unique reads. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jan 29, 2016

    What Monstress elicits a primal emotional reaction that most comics strive for and fail to accomplish.This tale is dominated by women who are brave and resourceful. However, they are not afraid to show fear, doubt or love. They are allowed to be humans an not stoic strong female archetypes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Rebecca Booth Jan 26, 2016

    Overall the beautifully illustrated book conjures a comprehensive and complex world and mythology that demands the full attention of the reader. Despite the density of the story, it is very apparent that we have only touched the surface of what is shaping to become an epic fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Wednesday Comics - Marvin Salguero Feb 15, 2016

    Monstress is still progressing with a unique tale about this civil war between the Cumea, our sorceresses, and the Arcanics. Takeda seems to be getting better each issue with her great anime painted style. I'm excited to learn more about Maika and the monster she's trapped inside her. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Feb 1, 2016

    A beautiful but brutal comic that rewards engagement. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Jan 27, 2016

    All things considered, Monstress#3 isn't half bad anddefinitely has potential because of its conflicted protagonist, dark visuals, and ever expanding world. Read Full Review

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