Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #1

Writer: Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Don't miss the brand-new, original series written and drawn by Eisner-winner Chris Samnee! Filled with action, adventure... and monsters!

Rainbow has been searching for her sister, Jonna, for a year. The last time she saw Jonna was also the first time she saw one of the monsters that now roam the planet. They're big, ugly, and dangerous creatures, driving humanity to the brink of extinction. Though there isn't much hope for survival out in the wild, Rainbow knows that her sister is out there somewhere-and she'll do anything to find her.

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Mar 3, 2021

    Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters reminded me how to read comics and, perhaps more importantly, why I read comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Kyle David Mar 4, 2021

    Over all, Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters is a breath of fresh air to Oni's catalogue. The team are on to a winner here and this is bound for the Eisners. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Mar 1, 2021

    The Samnees deliver age-range appropriate dialogue and Chris Samnee gives letterer Crank! plenty of room to work, making for lettering that's easy to follow and still shows off lettering's ability to impart volume, tone, and conversation pacing. Jonna is an adventurous tale that will keep readers of all ages engaged with its story, and is a must-buy for parents of avid comics readers or who are looking for something to let them introduce their kids to their local comic shop for Wednesday pick-ups. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 3, 2021

    With Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #1, Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee, and Matthew Wilson deliver modern comics a Kamandi-esque story with a vibrant YA bend in place of dystopian super-heroics. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 15, 2021

    Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #1 shows off Chris Samnee and Matthew Wilson's skill at visually depicting both dynamic movement and quiet character moments as they and Laura Samnee set up a world full of danger and things that go bump during the night and day plus a plucky protagonist, who is willing to face them because she loves and misses her family. I can't wait to see how Rainbow grows as a character and the dangers (Aka monsters) she faces and hopefully overcomes on her adventure with a purpose. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 3, 2021

    Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters is a good first issue, dazzling with its lush opening world and driving your interest with many mysteries. Patient readers will love what we've been given knowing a vast world of monsters and adventure awaits. Jonna is an imaginative world that offers epic scale and mystery in equal measure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Mar 6, 2021

    Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #1 is a quick read but does a remarkable amount of world building. Rainbow is clearly setting out on a version of the Hero's Journey, and what I like about it is that plainly the entire world changed, which means there are hints of a story beyond finding Rainbow's missing family. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - James Ferguson Mar 8, 2021

    Rainbow searches for her sister in a world where giant monsters roam. Come for the kaiju and stay for the heart in this solid middle-grade debut. Read Full Review

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