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Old 07-16-2016, 08:39 PM
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Default MONSTRESS: War, Magic, and Darkness in fantasy Art Deco Steampunk Asia



you guys, the first trade paperback of Monstress came out, and you have to read this comic



because oh my god this art



it's also an uncompromisingly feminist and unflinching look at war, racism, slavery, and exploitation. There's some really interesting worldbuilding, too.

I need to be able to talk about this with people. get this comic
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:48 PM
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Only if you read Autumnlands.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:16 PM
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oh my god that art
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:21 PM
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oh my god that art
it is unrelenting in its excellence and abundance of detail

Sana Takeda handles everything but the lettering

the first issue is 66 pages

seriously OMG









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Old 07-17-2016, 02:24 PM
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Sana Takeda has been an excellently-kept secret for like a decade now, mainly on account of her pre-Monstress American career being like 90% in-one-eye-out-the-other B-tier work-for-hire at Marvel. Among other things, she's responsible for the infamous tentacle cover of... was it Heroes for Hire or Daughters of the Dragon?
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Sana Takeda has been an excellently-kept secret for like a decade now, mainly on account of her pre-Monstress American career being like 90% in-one-eye-out-the-other B-tier work-for-hire at Marvel. Among other things, she's responsible for the infamous tentacle cover of... was it Heroes for Hire or Daughters of the Dragon?
she and Marjorie Liu met there; among other things, they worked together on X-23.

but suffice it to say that Monstress is putting them on the map in a whole new way
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:57 PM
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Thanks for the recommendation, just put the first volume on hold at the library.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:48 PM
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Shit, I should read this ASAP
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Hey, Comixology has issues for this on sale for $1 each right now. Well, except for the first issue is $2, but still, good deal!
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Hey, Comixology has issues for this on sale for $1 each right now. Well, except for the first issue is $2, but still, good deal!
the first issue is sixty-six pages so I understand why it's a slightly higher prices.
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I just devoured the second TPB of this. So good. We get more answers, and then more questions. Liu is pacing this perfectly.
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god this looks exactly like the kind of thing I would want
time to add stuff to my amazon wishlist
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I am tearing through the first trade, thanks for the recommendation!
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