Announcing the Dangerous Beautiful B&N Exclusive Edition of Monstress: Book One

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Marjorie Liu and Sana Tekada’s Monstress is one of the most acclaimed series in comics. The grim, gorgeously rendered dark fantasy saga—about an inhuman teenage girl named Maika Halfwolf, who shares a psychic bond with a magical and lethal monster—has earned widespread acclaim from readers and critics and taken home a raft of industry honors, including three Hugo Awards, two British Fantasy Awards, and five Eisner Awards in 2018 alone.

Last year, the book wrapped its third story arc, and now, publisher Image Comics has collected every issue to date for inclusion in a deluxe hardcover edition, Monstress: Book One.

It’s a darkly beautiful book—how could it not be?—but the exclusive Barnes & Noble edition will be particularly prized. In addition to an intricately rendered variant cover from arist Sana Takeda, it includes an additional full-page illustration signed by writer Marjorie Liu and a collection of 12 pull-out postcards featuring additional work by Takeda.

Check out the cover image, full wraparound cover, exclusive art, and postcard gallery below, and place your preorders now. The exclusive B&N edition is available in limited quantities this July.

Monstress: Book One B&N variant cover

The richly imagined world of MONSTRESS is an alternate matriarchal 1900s Asia, with an art deco-infused steampunk aesthetic that’s brimming with arcane dangers. Within it, a teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war, a task that’s 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. Collecting the first 18 issues of the New York Times bestselling series, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and more for over 500 pages of award-winning content.

This exclusive Barnes & Noble edition is signed by Marjorie Liu and contains postcards featuring the artwork of series’ artist Sana Takeda!

Full wraparound cover

Exclusive signed title page

Exclusive pull-out postcards

Exclusive pull-out postcards

Exclusive pull-out postcards

Preorder the Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition of Monstress: Book One, available July 9, 2019.

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