MONSTRESS!!!! This review is obviously for the awesome hit trade paperback Monsters from Image comics. I can't encourage you more to hop on whatever site you buy comics from (or please go visit your local comic shop) and buy this book! Buy 2 of them actually and hand one to a comic fan who seems like they could use something amazing in their life.
Here is amazons description:
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl 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 and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.
About the Creators:
New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Marjorie Liu is best known for her fiction and comic books. She teaches comic book writing at MIT, and leads a class on Popular Fiction at the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop. Ms. Liu's extensive work includes the bestselling "Astonishing X-Men" for Marvel Comics, which featured the gay wedding of X-Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Prior to writing full-time, Liu was a lawyer. She currently resides in Boston.
Sana Takeda is an illustrator and comic book artist who was born in Niigata, and now resides in Tokyo, Japan. At age 20 she started out as a 3D CGI designer for SEGA, a Japanese video game company, and became a freelance artist when she was 25. She is still an artist, and has worked on titles such as "X-23" and "Ms. Marvel" for Marvel Comics, and is an illustrator for trading card games in Japan.
If you love Lord of the rings, Game of Thrones, or anything kind of steam punk horror you will really enjoy this book. The art work is off the chain. Each panel is so beautifully done that it causes intense jealousy in me which only helps my heightened emotions while reading. The characters are immense and so well thought out. The design is flawless and the story is written impeccably. At the end of one of the issues you get a snippet of the script and its an interesting insight into the process of this book. honestly, I could hardly recommend this book any higher and i eagerly await all new issues.