Monstress Returns In All New Second Volume, The Blood

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl (Maika) who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both.

After realizing she may not know the real story behind her past, Maika sets out with Kippa and Ren to find out the truth about herself and her deceased mother. During their journey, a terrible force rises from the heart of the sea, intent on consuming Maika— and the monster inside her. Maika confronts the ghost of an evil thought long dead…and discovers crucial answers to her past. Maika finally begins to learn her mother’s secrets, but the truth may be too terrible to bear.

Monstress Volume 2: The Blood (978-1-5343-0041-5, $14.99) is written by Marjorie Liu and illustrated by Sana Takeda. 

Marjorie Liu is an attorney and New York Times bestselling author of over nineteen novels. Her comic book work includes X-23, Black Widow, Dark Wolverine, and Astonishing X-Men, for which she was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. She currently teaches a course on comic book writing at MIT.

Sana Takeda is a Japanese artist who has worked on several American comics for Aspen, Image and Marvel. She has recently taken over pencilling, inking, and coloring the internal and cover art for Ms Marvel. Sana Takeda is based in Japan and is best known in the United States for working with Marjorie Liu, most recently on their hit fantasy series MONSTRESS.

Monstress Volume 2: The Blood is scheduled to release July 11, 2017. For a preview, see below.

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