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War has engulfed the Known World, and Maika Halfwolf is at its epicenter. As she and her friends grapple with the consequences of their actions, long-buried secrets and long-awaited reunions threaten to change everything. Join MARJORIE LIU and SANA TAKEDA in the newest volume of this Eisner, Hugo, Harvey, and British Fantasy Award-winning series. Plus, learn about the happi War has engulfed the Known World, and Maika Halfwolf is at its epicenter. As she and her friends grapple with the consequences of their actions, long-buried secrets and long-awaited reunions threaten to change everything. Join MARJORIE LIU and SANA TAKEDA in the newest volume of this Eisner, Hugo, Harvey, and British Fantasy Award-winning series. Plus, learn about the happier childhood days of Kippa and Maika in MONSTRESS: TALK-STORIES 1 and 2! Collects MONSTRESS: TALK-STORIES #1-2 and MONSTRESS #31-35


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War has engulfed the Known World, and Maika Halfwolf is at its epicenter. As she and her friends grapple with the consequences of their actions, long-buried secrets and long-awaited reunions threaten to change everything. Join MARJORIE LIU and SANA TAKEDA in the newest volume of this Eisner, Hugo, Harvey, and British Fantasy Award-winning series. Plus, learn about the happi War has engulfed the Known World, and Maika Halfwolf is at its epicenter. As she and her friends grapple with the consequences of their actions, long-buried secrets and long-awaited reunions threaten to change everything. Join MARJORIE LIU and SANA TAKEDA in the newest volume of this Eisner, Hugo, Harvey, and British Fantasy Award-winning series. Plus, learn about the happier childhood days of Kippa and Maika in MONSTRESS: TALK-STORIES 1 and 2! Collects MONSTRESS: TALK-STORIES #1-2 and MONSTRESS #31-35

30 review for Monstress, Vol. 6: The Vow

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    Tuya!!!!!!!! You dsfdrcsdhzgffuxhdgvfgxgcfvv hole!!! And now we must wait for the next edition…..!!!! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾 Tuya!!!!!!!! You dsfdrcsdhzgffuxhdgvfgxgcfvv hole!!! And now we must wait for the next edition…..!!!! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  2. 5 out of 5

    Karen (thefictioncorner)

    Tuya what the fuck

  3. 4 out of 5

    Dave Schaafsma

    The sixth volume of the Eisner-award fantasy series written by Matjorie Liu and illustrated by Sana Takeda. We're in the middle of a war here, so why not take the somewhat disorienting mellow turn of two "talk-stories" helping us understand the relationship between Maika Half-Wolf and Kippa--all these cute little manga fox children, drawn in manga fashion, in contrast to the intricate, dark swirling historical fantasy illustration work, in keeping with the horrors of war. And yet much of what hap The sixth volume of the Eisner-award fantasy series written by Matjorie Liu and illustrated by Sana Takeda. We're in the middle of a war here, so why not take the somewhat disorienting mellow turn of two "talk-stories" helping us understand the relationship between Maika Half-Wolf and Kippa--all these cute little manga fox children, drawn in manga fashion, in contrast to the intricate, dark swirling historical fantasy illustration work, in keeping with the horrors of war. And yet much of what happens here happens in a series of dialogues between Maika and members of her family, and this at base is really what the series is about after all the shouting and horror: Family, as Maika tries to figure out who she is and where she stands. She meets her (wolf) grandmother, she is reunited with Tuya and it is complex and troubling, and it is complex in a different way with Zinn. As always, I came for the artwork, I never fully understand all of the web of interrelationships and factions, but now as I have read this far, I have come to care about Maika and her story, both grandly operatic and deeply personal and touching.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    TFW you waited 296 days from the time you finished vol 4 of Monstress to get ahold of vol 5, only to wait 188 days plus until vol 6. TFW you waited 296 days from the time you finished vol 4 of Monstress to get ahold of vol 5, only to wait 188 days plus until vol 6.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    Star Rating: —> 5 [ beautiful, brilliant, brutal ] Stars Well Holy mother of the Old Gods! I did NOT see THAT coming... ATALL! This installment is BRUTAL! I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't say who i'm absolutely enraged by... but oh my GODDDDD so ready; let me at 'em! Lol. Just overall one of the absolute BEST installments of the series. It truly feels completely atmospheric in the same way reading a well written high fantasy NOVEL does. It is not lacking in absolutely any way... the aut Star Rating: —> 5 [ beautiful, brilliant, brutal ] Stars Well Holy mother of the Old Gods! I did NOT see THAT coming... ATALL! This installment is BRUTAL! I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't say who i'm absolutely enraged by... but oh my GODDDDD so ready; let me at 'em! Lol. Just overall one of the absolute BEST installments of the series. It truly feels completely atmospheric in the same way reading a well written high fantasy NOVEL does. It is not lacking in absolutely any way... the author & artist have created a BRILLIANT world through exceptional world building & character development, complex plots, many intertwining intriguing sub plots, etc; it really has it all. The main storyline is so beautifully monstrous & at this point in the story, through this installment, I am truly amazed. The depth and complexity of this story seem unreal for a graphic novel. I may be repeating myself but this series just deserves the praise! I cannot recommend this enough to those of you who enjoy complex dark fantasy & graphic novels!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    Well, that was a surprise, wasn't it? I can't think of anything to say about this sixth volume without being spoilery. Monstress is a richly designed, excellently drawn, wonderfully written epic fantasy story that happens to be presented in the graphic novel form. The characters grow and change and develop, and we continually learn more about their world, politics, and societies, along with their personal growth and background. The series must be read in order to understand, I believe. It contin Well, that was a surprise, wasn't it? I can't think of anything to say about this sixth volume without being spoilery. Monstress is a richly designed, excellently drawn, wonderfully written epic fantasy story that happens to be presented in the graphic novel form. The characters grow and change and develop, and we continually learn more about their world, politics, and societies, along with their personal growth and background. The series must be read in order to understand, I believe. It continues to be the best new comics series I've encountered for years.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    4.5 stars, the best epic fantasy I've read since LOTR. HBO should be making a series out of this instead of all those GOT spinoffs. Maybe Amazon or Apple will see its potential. For me this story has gotten better and better with each volume, Ms. Liu continues to surprise me with each passing volume and I just love Sana's artwork it surely enhances the story and is beautiful enough to stand by itself if the storytelling wasn't as strong as it is. 4.5 stars, the best epic fantasy I've read since LOTR. HBO should be making a series out of this instead of all those GOT spinoffs. Maybe Amazon or Apple will see its potential. For me this story has gotten better and better with each volume, Ms. Liu continues to surprise me with each passing volume and I just love Sana's artwork it surely enhances the story and is beautiful enough to stand by itself if the storytelling wasn't as strong as it is.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bastonikov

    incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before Always worth the wait! (view spoiler)[What the actual FUCK Tuya?(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before Always worth the wait! (view spoiler)[What the actual FUCK Tuya?(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]

  9. 5 out of 5

    Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship

    Overall a fun series with gorgeous art and lots of cool female characters, but this was not one of the better volumes for me. Was it the plot: the lack of a driving plot arc for this volume as a whole, or just the fact it’s gotten so huge, with so many players and factions, that it’s starting to feel like a bit of a jumbled mess? Or it might have been me: when I started this series the first five volumes were all available, but I had to wait most of a year for this one. I was pleased to still re Overall a fun series with gorgeous art and lots of cool female characters, but this was not one of the better volumes for me. Was it the plot: the lack of a driving plot arc for this volume as a whole, or just the fact it’s gotten so huge, with so many players and factions, that it’s starting to feel like a bit of a jumbled mess? Or it might have been me: when I started this series the first five volumes were all available, but I had to wait most of a year for this one. I was pleased to still recognize all the characters, and mostly felt I understood what was going on (which is not always easy in this series), but keeping track of everyone’s goals and motivations is starting to feel like more effort than it’s worth, especially with so many secretive people all working at cross-purposes. It’s also fair to say that as lovely as this artwork is, I’m not what you would call a graphic novels person, so it might be for that reason that the characters are starting to feel a little simple to me. And there’s definitely a cheese factor with fantasy in any visual medium that I don’t really notice in writing, but which stuck out to me here more so than in prior volumes. That said, there’s perhaps a bit less gore in this installment, and I do still want to know where this story goes. But not so badly that the cliffhanger will eat at me in the meanwhile. (view spoiler)[And I mean, c’mon. She’s the protagonist, she’s going to be fine. (hide spoiler)]

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sahitya

    Another interesting volume which I can still never find proper words to describe. The art is always intricate and detailed, but this time it was a bit more on the darker side, because most of the story was dealing with war. I also felt it was more character focused than the previous ones, especially regarding Maika’s relationships with everyone around her. So, just when I felt like the story was going one way, the author just had to give that absolutely unexpected and terrifying cliffhanger. The Another interesting volume which I can still never find proper words to describe. The art is always intricate and detailed, but this time it was a bit more on the darker side, because most of the story was dealing with war. I also felt it was more character focused than the previous ones, especially regarding Maika’s relationships with everyone around her. So, just when I felt like the story was going one way, the author just had to give that absolutely unexpected and terrifying cliffhanger. The wait for the next volume is gonna be really long.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ashkin Ayub

    monstress quickly becoming my favorite graphic novel. besides the art, which i adore because it reminds me of art nouveau, i really love the story. the characters are great, the world-building is amazing and the story is so complex and full of twists. with much action, magic, and heartbreaking revelations.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Diana

    Betrayal!!! When you love/hate someone that much to kill them, WTF was that ?!!! Moral of the story” don’t ever trust your ex”! best example is Tuya 🤷‍♀️ Now waiting for next volume 🥺 4.5🌟

  13. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    The next volume of Monstress brings the action to a slow, even while the world around Maika and friends continues to rage with war. From the Talk-Stories mini-series that starts us off to the usual five issues of the main book, this volume is all about characters working out where they stand with one another, while new revelations rock old relationships to their core. It's a little hard to keep everything straight at times, mostly because the world is so dense and I usually read the series in sing The next volume of Monstress brings the action to a slow, even while the world around Maika and friends continues to rage with war. From the Talk-Stories mini-series that starts us off to the usual five issues of the main book, this volume is all about characters working out where they stand with one another, while new revelations rock old relationships to their core. It's a little hard to keep everything straight at times, mostly because the world is so dense and I usually read the series in single issue form monthly, but there's no doubt that Liu's world has been well-crafted and populated with complex and intricate characters. You need a spider-diagram to keep all the betrayals and familial relationships in order at times. I did think that Talk-Stories might have been a way to give Sana Takeda a bit more lead time on the main book, but she draws those two issues as well as the main series, so I've got no idea - but more Takeda art is always a good thing, so I'm not complaining. A bit slower, a bit more talky, but with the promise of explosive confrontations on the horizon.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Skylar Primm

    This series is just. So. Good. I’m subscribing on comiXology now because I can’t keep waiting a literal year between my Monstress fixes.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shenwei

    fuck fuck fuck fuckity fuck fuck

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Spoer

    well, shit.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Benji Glaab

    It's been a spell since I read volume 5, but it was well worth the wait. Liu has crafted some complex arc's with deep characters. There is a huge payoff for sure with the last few issues and an agonizing hook that makes me want to dive into the next volume immediately. I really enjoyed the first two bonus issues that offered more of a slice of life/flashback feel. I was feeling the art was very simplified in comparison to the previous volumes and than the last couple of issues were a jaw dropping It's been a spell since I read volume 5, but it was well worth the wait. Liu has crafted some complex arc's with deep characters. There is a huge payoff for sure with the last few issues and an agonizing hook that makes me want to dive into the next volume immediately. I really enjoyed the first two bonus issues that offered more of a slice of life/flashback feel. I was feeling the art was very simplified in comparison to the previous volumes and than the last couple of issues were a jaw dropping visual feast. Good balance on what is no doubt a time consuming art project on this series. I couldn't imagine cranking out all the details panel after panel.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Trike

    The last issue/chapter here is a full 5-star entry but the lead-up to it is pretty slow and it feels like most of the info we already had. (Aside from one big revelation in the penultimate issue.) The two lead stories giving us backstory for Pippa and Maika as children are fine but overlong for what they are. The art is beautiful as always, if less complex and detailed than in previous volumes. This is still one of the most gorgeous books going. It only pales in comparison to Takeda’s other effor The last issue/chapter here is a full 5-star entry but the lead-up to it is pretty slow and it feels like most of the info we already had. (Aside from one big revelation in the penultimate issue.) The two lead stories giving us backstory for Pippa and Maika as children are fine but overlong for what they are. The art is beautiful as always, if less complex and detailed than in previous volumes. This is still one of the most gorgeous books going. It only pales in comparison to Takeda’s other efforts in this series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    David Turko

    This series continues to be incredibly well done. As always the illustration is top notch and the characters had a lot of growth in this volume. My minor complaint is that the story is getting a bit complex and it took me a while to remember what happened since the previous volume. Though it was difficult to follow the plot at points I still loved this book. This volume demonstrates the staying power of this dark fantasy series and it excites me where Liu and Takeda are going to take this story This series continues to be incredibly well done. As always the illustration is top notch and the characters had a lot of growth in this volume. My minor complaint is that the story is getting a bit complex and it took me a while to remember what happened since the previous volume. Though it was difficult to follow the plot at points I still loved this book. This volume demonstrates the staying power of this dark fantasy series and it excites me where Liu and Takeda are going to take this story from here.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sara Jovanovic

    3.5 This was awesome volume, the story is getting more interesting with every page. Even though I feel it was a bit slow at times, I loved the twists and turns, and especially the exploration of Maika and Tuya's history. That cliffhanger was unexpected. So now I wait a year for the next one? 3.5 This was awesome volume, the story is getting more interesting with every page. Even though I feel it was a bit slow at times, I loved the twists and turns, and especially the exploration of Maika and Tuya's history. That cliffhanger was unexpected. So now I wait a year for the next one?

  21. 5 out of 5

    Samidha; समिधा

    After struggling through the last 2 volumes, finally have some answers on who the ancients and the animal gods are. We also get some good background to Maika and her linage. After that really cruel ending, I can’t wait for more!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Karissa

    Series Info/Source: This is the 6th volume in the Monstress graphic novel series. I bought this book. Thoughts: At this point in the series I am not even going to try to rehash what is happening here, there is just so much going on. This volume starts with some cute stories about Kippa and Maika and their childhood and then goes back into the main story. War is still going on between the various races and countries. When threatened Maika and Zinn undergo yet another insane transformation. Maika i Series Info/Source: This is the 6th volume in the Monstress graphic novel series. I bought this book. Thoughts: At this point in the series I am not even going to try to rehash what is happening here, there is just so much going on. This volume starts with some cute stories about Kippa and Maika and their childhood and then goes back into the main story. War is still going on between the various races and countries. When threatened Maika and Zinn undergo yet another insane transformation. Maika is also reunited with Baroness Tuya. I am going to be completely honest and say that I didn’t follow some of what was going on here. It’s been awhile since I read the previous books and the story has gotten incredibly complicated. Still, I at least got the gist of what’s happening and did remember a good portion of the previous story. The illustration is magnificent and a joy to look at. Even without remembering what was going on completely, I still enjoy this complex epic fantasy and some of the revelations here. It’s well done and this is a very strong book in this series; I enjoyed it a lot. At some point, when this series is over, I will have to sit down and read all of these books one after another so I can get all the subtleties of this world and its politics. My Summary (5/5): Overall this continues to be an incredibly well done (and complex) fantasy graphic novel series. The illustration is top notch and the story is interesting, the characters had a lot of growth in this volume. I am eager to see what happens in Vol 7 when it releases. I would recommend this series to those who enjoy complex graphic novel dark fantasy series with beautiful drawing. This is a bit hard to follow at points but I am still enjoying it.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Thomas

    It helped that I was able to read this volume right after the last one; the story is complicated enough that it's hard for me to remember what happens between them, and reading the collections back-to-back helped me keep up with it, for a change. I'm able to understand the characters better, and their motivations. But holy hell, there's still a lot going on, and it's a lot to track. It doesn't mean it's not worth the effort, but dang. It helped that I was able to read this volume right after the last one; the story is complicated enough that it's hard for me to remember what happens between them, and reading the collections back-to-back helped me keep up with it, for a change. I'm able to understand the characters better, and their motivations. But holy hell, there's still a lot going on, and it's a lot to track. It doesn't mean it's not worth the effort, but dang.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Anniken Haga

    I have to admit that I've forgotten a lot of details by now, which is one of the big causes for my rating being only 3 stars. This book was confusing to me, although I loved how Maika worked through some stuff in this album. And as usual, it tells a strong story about war and survival and humanity. I'm going to do a reread next year, I think, shortly before vol 7 comes out, so I'll remember more and can get the full experience. I hated the ending so much! I have to admit that I've forgotten a lot of details by now, which is one of the big causes for my rating being only 3 stars. This book was confusing to me, although I loved how Maika worked through some stuff in this album. And as usual, it tells a strong story about war and survival and humanity. I'm going to do a reread next year, I think, shortly before vol 7 comes out, so I'll remember more and can get the full experience. I hated the ending so much!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Grahm Wiley-Camacho

    this volume just nails the personal, interpersonal and sociological storytelling that sets this series apart for me

  26. 4 out of 5

    Josh

    I'll rave about the writing and art in this series any day. The battle isn't over and the war is just beginning. As old connections are rekindled and every player makes their moves for power, bonds will be tested, forged, broken. Lives will be remade and the fate of the world hangs by a narrow thread pulled this way and that by powers both human and ancient. I'll rave about the writing and art in this series any day. The battle isn't over and the war is just beginning. As old connections are rekindled and every player makes their moves for power, bonds will be tested, forged, broken. Lives will be remade and the fate of the world hangs by a narrow thread pulled this way and that by powers both human and ancient.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Natasha den Dekker

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Wow wow wow, what an addition to the series. I am so so glad that we finally get to see Tuya and Maika reunited (although it doesn't end well) AND an evolution in the relationship between Maika and Zinn (super weird, bit gross but wonderfully rendered in the comic). I love this series for its complex storyline, female-led cast ( like all our main characters are women and the men are side characters). I like how the world building is still happening as we learn more about Zinn's peers and how the Wow wow wow, what an addition to the series. I am so so glad that we finally get to see Tuya and Maika reunited (although it doesn't end well) AND an evolution in the relationship between Maika and Zinn (super weird, bit gross but wonderfully rendered in the comic). I love this series for its complex storyline, female-led cast ( like all our main characters are women and the men are side characters). I like how the world building is still happening as we learn more about Zinn's peers and how they ended up on this planet. It was over too quickly and I can't wait for Vol. 7.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Cale

    This was a bit of a lull volume, even with a couple big things happening. It's a lot of factions moving into position, and deals being made, and history being revisited, and the big action sequence seems to take place mostly off the page. I really think this is a series I should hold off on reading until the entirety is published, then go through it all at once - the months (or years) between volumes means I lose track of a lot of the relationships and details. But the art style is still uniquel This was a bit of a lull volume, even with a couple big things happening. It's a lot of factions moving into position, and deals being made, and history being revisited, and the big action sequence seems to take place mostly off the page. I really think this is a series I should hold off on reading until the entirety is published, then go through it all at once - the months (or years) between volumes means I lose track of a lot of the relationships and details. But the art style is still uniquely beautiful, and every time I see it, I go ahead and pick up the next book to read.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    This graphic novel brings a major development, in addition to demonstrating what Maika's father is using the blood of a god for. The Baroness is fully revealed, as well. It's definitely a climactic installment. The next book can't come out soon enough! This graphic novel brings a major development, in addition to demonstrating what Maika's father is using the blood of a god for. The Baroness is fully revealed, as well. It's definitely a climactic installment. The next book can't come out soon enough!

  30. 5 out of 5

    angelofmine1974

    My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at: https://youtu.be/vuwoDahYkDw Enjoy! My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at: https://youtu.be/vuwoDahYkDw Enjoy!

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