Yeah, I'm just not feeling, "Monstress," like, at all.
Written by Marjorie Liu, the first issue was promising. It established this rich fantasy world, had some suspense where the young protagonist named Maika hinted at having scary powers and then released them, heck it had talking cats too ! Oh, and the art by Sana Takeda is just plain incredible in every issue. Seriously, I don't always like fantasy as much as science-fiction, but Takeda's artwork was probably the main reason I've stuck with this comic as long as I have. However, I'm five issues in now and it has become glaringly obvious, "Monstress," just isn't a book I particularly enjoy outside of ogling the amazing art.
|Talking cats! Why do I not adore this comic?
I feel a bit bad dropping, "Monstress," because a part of me thinks it might start impressing--after all, Marjorie Liu is a great writer, and I mentioned the art is stellar. That said, I just don't feel like taking that gamble and if the book does in fact become a spectacular piece of fiction as it goes along I can always pick up the trades someday, right?