Monstress: Talk-Stories #1

Writer: Marjorie M. Liu Artist: Sana Takeda Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
9.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes in January 2021), MONSTRESS returns with TALK-STORIES, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood.

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Nov 25, 2020

    As is everything with Monstress thanks to Liu's words and Sana Takeda's incredible art, Monstress: Talk-Stories #1 is haunting and beautiful"an absolute knock out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Dec 2, 2020

    This comic shines a line on Kippa and tells a heart-breaking story of a defining moment. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Nov 25, 2020

    An intimate portrait of a beloved character that has all the charm and more of the intimacy of the main series. Lovely and heartfelt. I could not have asked for more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Nov 11, 2020

    Despite picking this story up on a whim, and never having read anything else from the Monstress world, it provided an endearing and heartfelt tale Im thoroughly glad I experienced. While not all of its moments are happy, and part of me wishes it had given me a happier version of its final resolution, the heartache crafted into its panels makes the brightness shine all the more potently. Just as I suppose, it does in real life. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Nov 25, 2020

    As an individual story, it holds up because of the universality of its message, but also how it incorporates and embraces the specifics of the universe. I can only imagine that the fans that have been keeping up with the series proper probably have an even greater appreciation for the interlude before Monstress returns. It certainly did its job and I'm adding the missing volumes of my collection to my pull list immediately. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Nov 30, 2020

    "Monstress: Talk-stories" shines a light on unexplored moments of "Monstress" lore, serving an emotional gut-punch as it does. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - T.W. Worn Nov 25, 2020

    Monstress: Talk Stories is both a fantastic spin-off as it is an entry into this team's work. Read Full Review

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