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Monstress comic books issue 1

  • Issue #1A
    Monstress (2015 Image) 1A
    • Paper: White
    • Label #2015206004
    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: White
    • Signed by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda on 10/7/16
    • Label #1431753001
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.
    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: White
    • Signed by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda on 8/31/18
    • Label #1954060014
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #3797119010
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.
    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Signed by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda on 10/05/2019.
    • Label #2537496002
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.

    Written by Marjorie M. Liu. Art and Cover by Sana Takeda. Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces. 64 pages, full color. Rated M Cover price $4.99.

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    $99 MONSTRESS #1 CGC 9.6 (2015) Image Comics White Pages
    $150 Monstress 1 Comic Image Marjorie Liu CGC 9.8 First Print
    5 days left Auction MONSTRESS #1 9.0+ IMAGE TPB BOOK Y-1
    1 day left Auction Monstress #1 2015 NM CGC 9.6

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  • Issue #1B
    Monstress (2015 Image) 1B

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    Second Printing - Written by Marjorie M. Liu. Art and Cover by Sana Takeda. Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces. 64 pages, full color. Rated M Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #1C
    Monstress (2015 Image) 1C
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.

    Third Printing. Written by Marjorie M. Liu. Art and Cover by Sana Takeda. Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces. 68 pages, full color. Rated M Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Monstress TPB (2016- Image) 1-1ST


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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Awakening!" Collects Monstress (2015 Image) #1-6.

    Written by Marjorie M. Liu . Art and cover by Sana Takeda.

    Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, 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. Entertainment Weekly praised MONSTRESS as "one of Image Comics' most imaginative and daring new series" and dubbed it the "Best New Original Series" in their year-end "Best Comics of 2015" list.

    Softcover, 208 pages, full color. Mature Readers

    Cover price $9.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Monstress TPB (2016- Image) 1-REP


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    Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. "Awakening!" Collects Monstress (2015 Image) #1-6.

    Written by Marjorie M. Liu . Art and cover by Sana Takeda.

    Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, 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. Entertainment Weekly praised MONSTRESS as "one of Image Comics' most imaginative and daring new series" and dubbed it the "Best New Original Series" in their year-end "Best Comics of 2015" list.

    Softcover, 208 pages, full color. Mature Readers

    Cover price $9.99.

  • Issue #1A
    Monstress Talk-Stories (2020 Image) 1A

    Written by Marjorie M. Liu. Art and Cover by Sana Takeda. Bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes in January 2021), MONSTRESS returns with TALK-STORIES, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood. 20 pages, full color. Rated M Cover price $3.99.

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    $2 Monstress: Talk-Stories #1 (2020, Image) FN/VF Local Comic Shop Day Foil Variant
    $4 Monstress Talk Stories #1 LCSD Gold Foil Variant 2020 Image - NM or Better
    1 day left Auction MONSTRESS TALK STORIES #1 SANA TAKEDA SPOT FOIL

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  • Issue #1LCSD
    Monstress Talk-Stories (2020 Image) 1LCSD

    Local Comic Shop Day exclusive foil cover. Written by Marjorie M. Liu. Art and Cover by Sana Takeda. Bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes in January 2021), MONSTRESS returns with TALK-STORIES, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood. 20 pages, full color. Rated M Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Monstress HC (2019 Image) 1-1ST


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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Monstress (2015 Image) #1-18.

    Written by Marjorie M. Liu . Art and cover by Sana Takeda.

    A teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war in an alternate, matriarchal 1900s Asia that's brimming with arcane dangers. This task is 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.

    Creator/writer MARJORIE LIU (who made history as the first woman to win an Eisner Award for Best Writer) and creator/artist SANA TAKEDA present a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition of their beloved breakout comic in MONSTRESS, BOOK ONE.

    This massive edition features a striking new cover and includes never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and more for over 500 pages of award-winning content.

    Hardcover, 528 pages, full color. Mature Readers

    Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #1BNX-1ST
    Monstress HC (2019 Image) 1BNX-1ST



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    Published Jul 2019 by Image.

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    Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition - Signed by Marjorie M. Liu - Includes 12 Postcards Featuring Artwork from the Series

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Monstress (2015 Image) #1-18.

    Written by Marjorie M. Liu. Art and cover by Sana Takeda.

    A teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war in an alternate, matriarchal 1900s Asia that's brimming with arcane dangers. This task is 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.

    Creator/writer MARJORIE LIU (who made history as the first woman to win an Eisner Award for Best Writer) and creator/artist SANA TAKEDA present a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition of their beloved breakout comic in MONSTRESS, BOOK ONE.

    This massive edition features a striking new cover and includes never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and more for over 500 pages of award-winning content.

    Hardcover, 528 pages, full color. Mature Readers

    Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #1BNXNP-1ST
    Monstress HC (2019 Image) 1BNXNP-1ST


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    Published Jul 2019 by Image.

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    Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition - Signed by Marjorie M. Liu - Does NOT Include 12 Postcards

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Monstress (2015 Image) #1-18.

    Written by Marjorie M. Liu. Art and cover by Sana Takeda.

    A teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war in an alternate, matriarchal 1900s Asia that's brimming with arcane dangers. This task is 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.

    Creator/writer MARJORIE LIU (who made history as the first woman to win an Eisner Award for Best Writer) and creator/artist SANA TAKEDA present a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition of their beloved breakout comic in MONSTRESS, BOOK ONE.

    This massive edition features a striking new cover and includes never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and more for over 500 pages of award-winning content.

    Hardcover, 528 pages, full color. Mature Readers

    Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #1DCBS-1ST
    Published Jul 2019 by Image.

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    DCBS Exclusive Edition

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Monstress (2015 Image) #1-18.

    Written by Marjorie M. Liu. Art and cover by Sana Takeda.

    A teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war in an alternate, matriarchal 1900s Asia that's brimming with arcane dangers. This task is 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.

    Creator/writer MARJORIE LIU (who made history as the first woman to win an Eisner Award for Best Writer) and creator/artist SANA TAKEDA present a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition of their beloved breakout comic in MONSTRESS, BOOK ONE.

    This massive edition features a striking new cover and includes never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and more for over 500 pages of award-winning content.

    This is the Discount Comic Book Services Variant.

    Hardcover, 528 pages, full color. Mature Readers

    Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #1DLXS-1ST
    Monstress HC (2019 Image) 1DLXS-1ST



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    Published Aug 2020 by Image.

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    Limited Deluxe Signed and Numbered Edition

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Monstress (2015 Image) #1-18.

    Written by Marjorie M. Liu. Art and cover by Sana Takeda.

    Maika Halfwolf lives in a world gripped by war-an alternate, matriarchal 1900s Asia brimming with arcane dangers. As she struggles to overcome the trauma of violence and regain knowledge of her past, she becomes inextricably linked to an eldritch monster of tremendous power. This link will transform them both, and place them in the crosshairs of deadly powers both human and otherworldly.

    This enhanced hardcover edition, signed by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda and limited to 500 copies, collects the first 18 issues of the beloved and multiple award-winning comic series, plus special extras.

    Hardcover, 528 pages, full color. Mature Readers

    NOTE: Limited to 500 copies.

    NOTE:

    "A vivid, dynamic world. I've never seen anything quite like MONSTRESS." - THE NEW YORK TIMES
    "Takeda's visuals recall realistic, gritty manga such as Lone Wolf and Cub, with magic and monsters to rival those of Hayao Miyazaki's films." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
    "Filled to the brim with awesome." - KIRKUS REVIEWS

    Cover price $150.00.

  • Issue #1
    Image Firsts Monstress (2016 Image) 1

    Image First Edition. Written by Marjorie M. Liu. Art and Cover by Sana Takeda. Astonishing X-men and Black Widow writer MARJORIE LIU returns to comics with artist SANA TAKEDA (X-23) for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces. The adventure begins in a spectacular TRIPLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with SIXTY-SIX pages of story. 72 pages, full color MATURE READERS Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #1
    Monstress (Turkish 2021 Marmara Cizgi/Image) 1

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    Turkish printing of Monstress (2015 Image). Story by Marjorie Liu. Art and cover by Sana Takeda.