Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Comic Book Tuesday #14: Monstress #3 by Marjorie M. Liu

Author: Marjorie M. Liu
Series: Monstress (Single Issues) #3
Genre: Comic Book, Graphic Novel
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: January 27th 2016
My Rating: 4 cups
Source: Netgalley
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Maika must confront the deadly secrets that live inside her.

*Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from Netgalley and Image Comics in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my opinion or my rating of the book in any way.

The third issue of the Monstress comic sheds a little light into the thing that "lives inside her", as the blurb says. We get to learn about this monster that she's fearing so much. The artwork for this part of the story is stunning, and it made me think of some really ancient evil. There's also a lot of really bright colors in these panels, which I like.

I know I'm repeating myself, but I really enjoy the way Sana Takeda, the illustrator, mixes up the colors in this kind of ironic way, with the scenes with the witch nuns and the soldiers in really bright colors, and Maika in really dark ones. I really love that aspect of the story and the art.

Kippa, the fox girl featured on the cover of the third issue, is absolutely amazing. I love her innocence, as well as her courage. She's a fierce little girl, and I hope she gets a happy ending.

The end of the story is, like in the previous issue, one of my favorite parts. Again, we get to explore the history of the Arcanics and of the war that happened between them and the humans. I'm actually looking forward to getting to these "lectures", as they're called, each time I start reading a new issue.

I did think the pacing of the story was a little slower than the previous two issues, but I didn't have that big of a problem with that.

All in all, a nice continuation of the story, and I can't wait to see what happens next.

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