Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:

MonstressMonstress by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda


Publisher: Image Comics

Anticipated Publication Date: Summer 2015

No official synopsis as of yet, but here’s what Marjorie M. Liu has to say about the project:

“Monstress is about an outsider, a young woman who belongs nowhere; it is about young women who fight, who tame, who are consumed—and who become monsters in their own right,” said Liu. “I wanted to tell a story that encompasses all these things, and more. A story about women, young and old, picking up the pieces after surviving the horrors of war—and finding a home for themselves in a world that has otherwise exploited them. Set in an alternate history to our own, where immense Cloverfield-like monstrosities have conquered half the planet, and spanning the steppes of a shattered Asia, to the destroyed heart of a fallen Europe, Monstress is an epic adventure of frontiers and empires, and the rise of a young woman warrior, whose power may either doom or redeem the planet.

I mean…how AMAZING does this sound? A comic featuring women of all ages, featuring a woman of colour on the cover, and written by two ladies of colour. Sign me the hell up. You know, Image Comics has been putting out some seriously good quality stuff lately.

I’m also loving the wordplay in the title – it’s not called Monstrous but Monstress, which is clearly in reference to the women in the graphic novel. Badass ladies in fantasy are my jam! It looks like there may be some elements of steampunk in this one too, based on the tech the girl’s wearing on the cover. I can’t wait!



    • Tammy Sparks

    • 8 years ago

    I don’t read a lot of graphic novels but I will definitely be picking up this one. Plus the cover is a scene straight out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, really! (Season 4 finale!) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Doesn’t it sound awesome? I confess I had to double check what occurred in the season 4 finale – it’s been a while. Maybe it’s time for a re-watch! 😀 But you’re right, it does have that whole first Slayer vibe going on.

    • BWB

    • 8 years ago

    I SO SO SO SO want to read this!

    1. I have such a good feeling about this one!!! SFF graphic novel starring women of colour and written/illustrated by women of colour? HELL YES! This is getting pre-ordered so hard.

        • BWB

        • 8 years ago

        Yesssss. I need it in my life *grabby hands*

  1. Ooh. Interesting! And I love the artwork already, even from just a glimpse of that cover. Lots of good stuff coming out from Image these days 🙂


    1. Right?! I don’t know much about art but I know good stuff when I see it, and Monstress is gonna be good stuff. I worship at the altar of Image Comics…almost all of the graphic novels I’ve been loving lately were published by them!

    • Jan

    • 8 years ago

    This sounds like it will be good. I haven’t read any graphic novels for quite awhile and this one sounds like it would good place to start again.

    1. I’m hoping it’ll be awesome! Getting back into graphic novels with a new series is the perfect way to do it, I think.

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