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The Resource Monstress, Volume one, Awakening, Marjorie Liu, writer ; Sana Takeda, artist ; Rus Wooton, lettering & design ; Jennifer M. Smith, editor ; Ceri Riley, editorial assistant

Monstress, Volume one, Awakening, Marjorie Liu, writer ; Sana Takeda, artist ; Rus Wooton, lettering & design ; Jennifer M. Smith, editor ; Ceri Riley, editorial assistant

Label
Monstress, Volume one, Awakening
Title
Monstress
Title number
Volume one
Title part
Awakening
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Liu, writer ; Sana Takeda, artist ; Rus Wooton, lettering & design ; Jennifer M. Smith, editor ; Ceri Riley, editorial assistant
Title variation
  • Monstress
  • Monstress
  • Awakening
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in an alternate world of art deco beauty and steampunk horror, Monstress tells the epic story of Maika Halfwolf, a teenage survivor of a cataclysmic war between humans and their hated enemies, the Arcanics. In the face of oppression and terrible danger, Maika is both hunter and hunted, searching for answers about her mysterious past as those who seek to use her remain just one step behind... and all the while, the monster within begins to awaken..."--Page [4] of cover
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
  • Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, 2017.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2017.
Review
  • Gr 10 Up—In the aftermath of a terrible war, tension still exists between the humans and the animal-hybrids, Arcanics. Surviving Arcanics are sold as slaves by the Federation of Man and even experimented on by the Cumaea, powerful human witch-nuns who mine the precious life-giving Lilium produced from the bodies of captured Arcanics. Maika Halfwolf, a 17-year-old Arcanic, survived the war but at a devastating cost. Looking for revenge, she allows herself to be sold as a slave to infiltrate the Cumaean stronghold in Zamora. Once there, she uses her newly developed, terrible power to escape, free the captured Arcanics, and brutally attack the witch-nuns. She also steals a fragment of an ancient and powerful mask and murders a Cumaean elder who knows secrets from Maika's past. On the run from the Cumaea, the humans, and her own people, Maika must rely on herself and very few allies if she is to discover the secret of why her mother was murdered and, more important, who she is and what awful power she possesses. Collecting the first five issues of the popular comic, this is a beautifully written and complex book. Intricate and detailed, with a definite manga influence, Takeda's artwork creates a lush and dangerous world for Liu's equally dangerous characters. The work is infused with feminist themes; almost all of the characters are strong—and deadly—women. VERDICT Intended for mature audiences owing to the violence and nudity and filled with rage and barely contained fury, this is a book that will be wildly embraced by all fans of graphic literature.—Erik Knapp,Davis Library, Plano, TX --Erik Knapp (Reviewed 08/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 8, p118)
  • Lush, disturbing artwork by Takeda (Ms. Marvel) creates an atmosphere of chaos, oppression, magic, and dread in this fantasy tale. Writer Liu (Astonishing X-Men) spins an interesting if confusing yarn about a war between humans and animal-like Arcanics, centering around a young “chosen one”–type Arcanic, Maika Halfwolf. Human witches imprison and chop up the bodies of their Arcanic enemies in secret to eat their life force, an act that includes the dismemberment of Arcanic children. Maika breaks free from her fate, only to find that she’s possessed by a demon hiding within her arm. Takeda’s visuals recall realistic, gritty manga such as Lone Wolf and Cub, with magic and monsters to rival those of Hayao Miyazaki’s films. The bleak worldbuilding will satisfy fans of grim but humanist SF and fantasy. The labyrinthine drawings enchant, but the convoluted storytelling and extreme violence may drive away more casual readers. (July) --Staff (Reviewed 10/17/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 42, p)
Awards note
Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, 2017.
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10534615
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Liu, Marjorie M
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
16+ years old
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p66QGKlkgtg
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Takeda, Sana
  • Wooton, Rus
  • Smith, Jennifer M.
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True
Series statement
Monstress
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steampunk comic books, strips, etc
  • Psychic ability
  • Monsters
  • Teenage girls
  • Asia
Label
Monstress, Volume one, Awakening, Marjorie Liu, writer ; Sana Takeda, artist ; Rus Wooton, lettering & design ; Jennifer M. Smith, editor ; Ceri Riley, editorial assistant
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Collecting Monstress Issues 1-6."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • V. 1.
  • Awakening
Control code
000058005302
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume of unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781632157096
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
(YBP)12884489
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)944463963
Label
Monstress, Volume one, Awakening, Marjorie Liu, writer ; Sana Takeda, artist ; Rus Wooton, lettering & design ; Jennifer M. Smith, editor ; Ceri Riley, editorial assistant
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Collecting Monstress Issues 1-6."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • V. 1.
  • Awakening
Control code
000058005302
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume of unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781632157096
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
(YBP)12884489
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)944463963

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