Monstress #7

Writer: Marjorie M. Liu Artist: Sana Takeda Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back! Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past... and discover a new, terrible, threat.

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Madison Butler Oct 13, 2016

    The colors emphasize the detail and set the mood. Monstress is often serious in tone and deals with dark themes, but the comic itself is rarely visually dark. Dynamic, layered colors build up and add to the magic of the series. The amount of thought put into the colors and detail make Monstress an especially gorgeous fantasy epic that will stand the test of time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Oct 14, 2016

    The writing is heavy but not so thick you have to wade through it, the plot moves and doesn't care if you can't catch up because there's some beautiful art to swim about in while you do. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 26, 2017

    This issue works good as a quasi-launching point with its smaller focus on Maika and those around her without going deep into the woods with other characters elsewhere and that helped to make it feel a lot more cohesive. Liu's craft is pretty damn strong here and the pairing with Takeda just makes it utterly brilliant to watch unfold. It's so easy to get lost within the details of the pages and forget the story because of what she does here. I can't recommend it enough, though I'll continue to say that this is a series you want in trades for the most part. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Oct 13, 2016

    I had almost forgotten about Sana Takeda's fabulous artwork. Monstress is beautiful from the front cover to the back cover. The browns can lookmuddy, but there's always color there to compliment it. Whether its gold or blue or orange, the fantasy or steampunk aspect works. I really like the contrast between the humans and the Arcanics. Everybody is humanoid, but have distinguishing features. If everyone looked the same, that would be boring. Thankfully, Takeda knows how to make some magic. I really couldn't see anyone else handling the book but this duo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Oct 31, 2016

    As I mentioned before Kippa and Ren play off as foils to each other and to Maika I think it serves her well as a balancing board on how she proceeds. Kippa is naive, more naive than her and young but Ren is obviously jaded and older with more insight. I'm really curious how much more we'll learn in the next issue about Moriko's allies and more on just how she dies leaving Maika to become a slave. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 13, 2016

    After a long, long, long break, Monstress is back. And the good news is, it's as beautiful and bewitching as ever. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Joe Oct 13, 2016

    YES!!!!! Finally Back! It feels like forever and I'm so happy.

  • 9.5
    Spock's Brain Jan 19, 2017

    "Monstress" returns in fantastic form, as Maika digs further into the mystery of her mother's past, and fights the Monstrum within. We find out more about Maika while watching her grow more calculating and savage. The art is absolutely stunning... I was floored by the opening splash page. This is a fine book.

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Oct 15, 2016

    Welcome Back

  • 9.0
    Briton Oct 16, 2016

    Absolutely magnificent.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Oct 22, 2016

    Maika was exceptionally cold in this issue, I actually lost some respect for her for letting them torture Ren.

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