Image Comics recently announced its multiple Eisner Award-winning series Monstress by creator/writer Marjorie Liu and creator/artist Sana Takeda will be collected into a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition, as Monstress: Book One, set to arrive in July.
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.
Also, Monstress will continue its monthly series in a new story arc filled with adventure, arriving in January with Monstress #19. The story follows 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.
The Monstress Book One hardcover will be available in comic shops on Wednesday, July 3rd and in bookstores on Tuesday, July 9th. Monstress #19 will be available in comic stores and popular digital comics apps on Wednesday, January 23rd.