A matriarchal, post-apocalyptic society filled with magic, monsters, and violence? Sign us up.
From writer Marjorie Lie and artist Sana Takeda, Monstress follows a teenage girl named Maika, who shares a psychic connection with a powerful monster. Maika is struggling with her access to remarkable power while also setting out to avenge the death of her mother.
It’s important to note that Monstress was designed in part to be a direct response to the prevalence of violence against women in popular culture. This story isn’t just driven by female characters; its male characters are few and far between.
But don’t get it twisted. Monstress is far from a novelty. It’s a quality comic. One that’s fully deserving of its decade’s best designation.