Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m looking forward to Monstress, Volume 2 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda. I loved everything about the first volume. It’s dark, gritty, mysterious and action packed. Plus, the artwork is beyond stunning! The cover doesn’t even do it justice. I can’t recommend Volume 1 enough. It was so good that I’ve had Volume 2 preordered since January! The wait has been torturous! The graphic novel will be released on June 6th by Image Comics.
The Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back! Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. In Volume 2, Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to the past… and discover a new, terrible, threat.