2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Writer
2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Painter/Multimedia Artist
2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Continuing Series
2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Publication for Teens
2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Cover Artist
2018 Harvey Award winner, Book of the Year
2018 Hugo Award winner, Best Graphic Story
2018 British Fantasy Award winner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel
2018, 2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly’s The Best Comic Books of the Year
2018, Newsweek’s Best Comic Books of the Year
2018, The Washington Post’s 10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year
2018, Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of the Year
2018, YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens
2018, Thrillist’s Best Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year
2018, Powell’s Best Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of the Year
Set in an alternate matriarchal universe, 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.
I loved absolutely every page of this series, I’m pretty late to the party, but Image did a preview of the first issue that blew me away so I bought the first three collections for about $10 each (still that price on amazon too, see the links above). There’s a bit of something in here for everyone, I particularly like the idea that cats are interdimensional travelers that got stuck in one universe and they’ve never forgetten they used to be able to do more. There a TON more in these books, little fox people, cats with multiple tails, demons embedded in amputated arms, queens, wars, old gods, and art that just amazed me every time I turned the page.
if you have a chance, check it out.