Author: Leah L.

Monstress #3 Brings out the Beast Within

Monstress #3 – Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda Image Comics – Liu and Takeda are back with their Asian fantasy epic, Monstress. Another issue full of mystery, action, suspense, and gorgeous artwork that you just can’t take your eyes off of. We left off with our protagonist, the Arcanic teen Maika Halfwolf, traveling with a little Arcanic girl, Kippa, a talking cat who likely knows more than he lets on, Master Ren, and a kindly human woman named Emilia, who is travelling with her baby. Danger is hot on their trail as those determined Inquisitrixes are still on...

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Welcome to Showside Issue #3 Review

Welcome to Showside #3 – Ian McGinty with Backups by Kate Leth and Fred Stresing – If you’re a fan of the newest generation of animated TV shows like Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and especially digital only series, such as Bravest Warriors and Bee and Puppycat, then perhaps you have already watched Ian McGinty’s (Bravest Warriors) short for Welcome to Showside. The short itself leads into the comic series, also by McGinty, about a young demon named Kit, Moon, a sorceress-in-training, Belle, the daughter of a long line of demon-hunters, and a bunch of their pals. The town of...

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Starve Vol. 1 Raises the Steaks

Starve Vol. 1 TP – Brian Wood (W) and Danijel Zezel (A) Image Comics – I can admit with great ease that I have a love for all things cooking and food. Sometimes the only thing that gets me out of bed is the promise of a decent meal. With this kind of culinary affection comes an admitted interest in culinary television programming and their related celebrity chef personalities. With this in mind, I read Starve with great interest. The story of Gavin Cruikshank and what has become of him and his television show, for which the title of...

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Monstress #2 Delves Further into the Myth

Monstress #2 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda Image Comics Monstress is a book that I personally have been excited to read for quite a while, since I was sold on it as an alternate history with fantastical Asian folklore elements. To get up to speed, a terrible war has caused incredible tension in an alternate 1900’s Asia between humans and hybrid Arcanics. Arcanics are often sold into slave trade to the highest bidder. These slaves are sometimes experimented on by witch-nuns, who are fully human, to gain a substance called Lilium. Our protagonist, Maika Halfwolf, has just recently...

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