The Eisner-winning “Monstress” begins a new arc in 2019
Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s Monstress is, by all accounts, one of the best comics on the stands. Beloved by fans and industry professionals alike, the series won a whopping five Eisners and continues to be showered with acclaim and adulation. Based on the latest news from series publisher Image Comics, 2019 is shaping up to be the book’s biggest year yet with both a new arc and a massive collection due.
The new year will kick off with a bang as Monstress’ next major story begins with January’s issue #19, and July will see the release of a hardcover collection with over 500 pages of story and supplemental content. Check out the details below.
NEW STORY ARC OF FIVE-TIME EISNER AWARD-WINNING SERIES MONSTRESS KICKS OFF IN JANUARY, DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION SLATED FOR JULY
PORTLAND, OR 12/12/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that the multiple Eisner Award-winning series Monstress by creator/writer Marjorie Liu (who made history as the first woman to win an Eisner in the Best Writer category for the series this year) and creator/artist Sana Takeda will be collected into a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition, Monstress: Book One, in July. A new story arc filled with adventure will launch this January with Monstress #19.
The Monstress: Book One hardcover edition will collect the first 18 issues of the New York Times bestselling, Harvey Award, two-time Hugo Award, two-time British Fantasy Award, and five-time Eisner Award-winning series, and feature a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and more with over 500 pages of award-winning content.
While fans wait for the hardcover edition this summer, they can pick up Monstress #19 in January, which will begin a new story arc in the series and will follow Maika and Corvin on their search for Kippa through a warped and lethal land, where even Kippa herself will face her own terrible monsters.
The richly imagined world of Monstress is an alternate matriarchal 1900s Asia, with an art deco-infused steampunk aesthetic that’s brimming with arcane dangers. Within it, a teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war, a task that’s made all the more difficult by her mysterious psychic link to an eldritch monster of tremendous power—a connection that will transform them both and place them in the crosshairs of both human and otherworldly powers.
Monstress #19 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on January 23, 2019, and the Monstress Book One hardcover will be available in comic shops July 3, 2019 and other retailers on July 9.