Monstress #6

Writer: Marjorie M. Liu Artist: Sana Takeda Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 25, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 10
9.1Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Maika and her friends face betrayal and death, and only the monster inside-and her growing relationship with it-can save them.

MONSTRESS will return in August.

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata May 29, 2016

    Liu and Takeda end this arc on a definite high note. I've been engaged, waiting impatiently for the release of each issue, and enthralled in the world of MONSTRESS. While the creative team has left us with more questions than answers, and I think that is one of the reasons why I'm beyond excited to see where the book goes next. How will Maika continue to grow? What will be revealed about her past? And can Kippa get any more adorable? Pick up this series if you want to read the medium of comics at its best, and if you love cats. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Peter Ngaou May 24, 2016

    Monstress #6 does what very few comics can by building a world where adorable, innocent creatures exist with horrific monsters that ravage and murder. It's staggeringly beautiful art is matched by its well crafted story. It is a breath of fresh, if not menacing, air. The first arc of Monstress is an absolute must read for anyone interested in a complex, diverse story filled with bold characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Madison Butler May 25, 2016

    The story is an incredibly huge undertaking, and Liu and Takeda keep readers guessing as to where it will go next. If it hasn'talreadyclaimed a spot on your pull list,Monstress is absolutely deserving of it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga May 25, 2016

    There are still questions left, but Monstress #6 has delivered to drop a strong first arc that will definitely keep me coming back fro more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain May 26, 2016

    This issue lacks nothing and remains a treat visually – illustrated by Takeda as only she knows how. (And lettered and designed by Rus Wooton.) While I am sad to for this series to have its hiatus (Trade Paperback coming in July!) I do applaud Team Monstress for a job well done for such a consistent and jarringly profound series that's been welcome in my comics pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 26, 2016

    Monstress continues to be a book that I really want to soak up on a monthly basis but also find myself frustrated by it because I want to just bing on it in a big way. Like, reading a novel kind of way. Liu and Takeda hit some really big points here that serves to close out the opening arc and it adds lots of details and a change in the dynamic between some of the characters. New reveals are made and it feels like there's progress afoot, even if it's not entirely discernible at the moment. This is a series that merits re-reading multiple times as new installments come out and reading arcs in full in order to get ready for what's next to come. Great stuff and very recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Levi Hunt May 26, 2016

    The revelations and character turnarounds are satisfying and perfectly timed. Even better, the art continues to be top-notch. Sana Takeda has an approach and style that's almost entirely unique in Western comic books, it's so easy to get entranced by the winding, grand scale design choices. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards May 25, 2016

    Monstress #6 is a great finale for the first arc, especially for the fans that are able to keep up with its extensive politics and lore. If you have difficulty with that though, it does feel harder to get invested in when you don't feel connected to the characters or understand the motivations that well. Otherwise, there's a lot right to this comic when it comes to its main character, story, and artwork. Hopefully, the comic keeps up the momentum and excitement when it returns in August. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Anderson May 29, 2016

    Marjorie Liu has been clever to reveal a lot to us in this issue, without answering all of those questions we have been wanting to know. The finale to this first story arc is one that really delivered and I am definitely looking forward to venturing back into this interesting world, filled with mysteries and unresolved conflicts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia May 30, 2016

    Captivating and cryptic. Read Full Review

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