Cooking With Monsters (2023)


Hana Ozawa is the newest face at the Gourmand Academy of Culinary Combat, a school that will teach her how to fight monsters AND how to turn them into delicious meals. Hana is a natural, but so are her classmates, and she struggles to keep up—she’s gotta stand out, especially if she wants to impress the warrior chef who saved her life as a child. Throw in a crush on a formidable lady rival and a dash of multicultural cuisine, and this unique and hilarious story is sure to hit the spot!

From: IDW

Notes on This Title

This title is set in a fantasy world. Characters have a range of skin tones, and several have names and appearances that seem to map onto real world ethnic identities. The main character is a queer teen girl whose name and appearance suggest she may be Japanese, and a major supporting character is a teen girl who is visually coded as Black, and who makes references to being attracted to both men and women.




“Overall, Cooking with Monsters is a fun premise with silly monsters and compelling characters.” (Source: CBR)

“An engaging and appealing series to watch out for.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“This was such a delight to read, and I can’t wait for volume two.” (Source: The Lesbrary)



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