Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters Vol. 1
by Chris Samnee; Laura Samnee
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 17 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 4 Aug 2021
Rainbow has been looking for her younger sister, Jonna, for over a year--since the monsters appeared and the world began to dry up. Going from settlement to settlement, Rainbow asks every survivor she meets: Have you seen my sister?
Then, one day, Jonna's spotted out in the wild: filthy, but strong. Strong enough to knock back a towering monster with one punch. All this time, she's been surviving. On her own. Without Rainbow. Without anyone.
But there are more dangers in the world than monsters, and when the two sisters reunite, they'll discover the secrets of this new and terrifying world firsthand.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 60 members
Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters By Chris and Laura Samnee is about two sisters surviving in a world with kaiju. The artwork is amazing and the story is a very fun read. I would recommend this to any fans of Chris Samnee.
Thanks to NetGalley and Oni Press for the ARC
Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters is a book that's ideal for readers of comics, especially (but not limited to) young readers. A wonderful introduction to the medium, exploration of fantasy, and an enjoyable read.
This is a fabulous, surprisingly sweet take on dystopian sci-fi. Giant monsters roam the land, society has broken down into small villages, and teenaged Rainbow is searching everywhere she can for her semi-feral younger adopted sister, Jonna. Rainbow is relentless and optimistic, and Jonna herself is an amazing spitfire who can fell a monster with a single punch. It's really compelling stuff, and it seems suitable for fairly young ages, assuming they can handle the darker world-building (the sisters are looking for their father, and many people have lost entire families and towns). I can't wait to read more of these girls' adventures!
It’s fun to see Laura and Chris working together again, and honestly, this trade volume is fantastic as a piece of what comics can be. There’s small throwbacks to Samnee’s other works, but the visual language is astounding in its simplicity - the younger reader learns how to read a page while the older reader notices small gorgeous details. This is well pitched at the all ages audience too - a younger reader can cut their teeth on the not too frequent word balloons and learn how to read visual language too. There’s small Rocketeer and Thor references in here too that make me really happy. In summary; yay creator owned books and both the Samnees getting to flex. He gets to do kaiju/One Punch Man and a good sister story.