Man-Eaters, Vol. 3
Middle schooler, Maude, and several friends, have been sent to Ruminations: Malibu, a rehabilitation clinic for pantherism. Simply put, they are all suspected of turning into Big Cats when they get their periods and Ruminations promises to cure them through hormone therapy and hiking. The length of stay? 28 days. Outside the clinic, a series of strange events causes rising tensions between the patriarchy and pro-feline forces.Collects MAN-EATERS #9-12Includes the inspirational and informative guide, "Pantherism: Roar like you mean it!"Plus never-before-published extra content.

Man-Eaters, Vol. 3 Details

TitleMan-Eaters, Vol. 3
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 12th, 2019
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534314245
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Feminism, Graphic Novels Comics, Young Adult, Humor

Man-Eaters, Vol. 3 Review

  • The Lost Dreamer
    January 1, 1970
    I'm perfectly aware that the quality of the two final issues is far lower than the rest of the series'. But I'm also perfectly aware of the reasons behind the unpassionate and saddened tone of these final issues. It's simply outrageous what the fabolous artists behind this story have been put through by people who simply didn't like this comic. Man-Eaters has been one of the most fun, intelligent and connected with my own life and problems things that I've read in a very long time. By far is the I'm perfectly aware that the quality of the two final issues is far lower than the rest of the series'. But I'm also perfectly aware of the reasons behind the unpassionate and saddened tone of these final issues. It's simply outrageous what the fabolous artists behind this story have been put through by people who simply didn't like this comic. Man-Eaters has been one of the most fun, intelligent and connected with my own life and problems things that I've read in a very long time. By far is the best comic book I've read in the last year. The ending is not up to its quality, but it's because it clearly feels sad and adapted so that no more harassment and hate were unleased.Some people's reaction to this book simply makes me want to scream. If you have a problem with people who menstruate and talk about it, you have a problem with women and you should be expelled from this society. The way this book deals with the physiological problems that most women have to face in their youth is brilliant and trascends to the many issues most of us have to learn to live with for the rest of our lifes. Hate campaigns about such topics are nothing but pathetic cries for attention by males suffering of an accute inferiority complex.Thanks Chelsea Cain for puting together such a beautiful team and developing such a fun story to read. Man-Eaters will always have a place in my heart and in my bookshell. I look forward to reading whatever you write next.
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    This was the final volume in the graphic novel series about menstruators who turn into flesh-eating wild cats during their periods. After she had her first period, twelve-year-old Maude was sent away to a pantherism recovery clinic, which reminded me of a gay conversion camps I've read about. Some girls get locked in containment camps, or sent to weird compounds where they try to pray the panther out of you ... As the whole world knows, menstruation is dangerous. There are a lot of pantherism This was the final volume in the graphic novel series about menstruators who turn into flesh-eating wild cats during their periods. After she had her first period, twelve-year-old Maude was sent away to a pantherism recovery clinic, which reminded me of a gay conversion camps I've read about. Some girls get locked in containment camps, or sent to weird compounds where they try to pray the panther out of you ... As the whole world knows, menstruation is dangerous. There are a lot of pantherism recovery clinics. Some use prayer; some use shock collars. Some try to scare the panther out of you. I was disappointed by the ending of the series. It seemed rushed, confusing, disjointed, and ultimately unsatisfying. Overall, I am giving this book 2 stars.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    I quite enjoyed this fantasy series set in a world where menstruation is effectively banned because women actually become deadly during their “time of the month”.... in this world they turn into panthers. The dark humor and satire they employed to use this premise to poke at the system we find ourselves living in was so clever and timely.One more series I’m going to miss now that it is wrapped up!
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  • Meagan
    January 1, 1970
    It sizzled out a bit but was still enjoyable. Just pure unashamed feminism with fun and interactive art
  • Anna Heidick
    January 1, 1970
    This volume is weird, which I know isn't saying much, haha, but at least it tried to explain things.. sort of.. The outlandishness of (view spoiler)[the escape with huge tech balloons (hide spoiler)] is rather unexplainable, but I guess you have to let it go with ''it's just a comic' which is something I don't like, but have to let go. Also they tried to explain the reason why the situation with everything happened... sort of.. Which, at least the writer tried, instead of just continuing to This volume is weird, which I know isn't saying much, haha, but at least it tried to explain things.. sort of.. The outlandishness of (view spoiler)[the escape with huge tech balloons (hide spoiler)] is rather unexplainable, but I guess you have to let it go with ''it's just a comic' which is something I don't like, but have to let go. Also they tried to explain the reason why the situation with everything happened... sort of.. Which, at least the writer tried, instead of just continuing to ignore the obvious issue with it all, (that girls kill people and how them being allowed to go red should be okay), but the last lines completely go against what they just tried to explain, so it's all rather messy and rushed. Heavy spoilers ahead for the very last issue of this Volume:(view spoiler)[ So where supposed to be led to believe the hallucinogens in estro pop caused people to see panthers, and murders where staged, however it's specifically mentioned she does have powers which negates the it wasn't real thing, and two, staging all those murders all over the world is rather far fetched. Regardless, that's what we get. *shrugs*Also, I'd like to point out that the fact the kids where okay with the idea of what would happened should they stop before they had all the facts is still rather insane, but they're kids with undeveloped understanding of concequeces so I guess it's.. 'okay'.. then.. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Ruthsic
    January 1, 1970
    Warnings: conversion therapy camp allegory, transmisiaI wasn't aware that this would be the finale of this series before going in, so yeah, that hit me like a ton of bricks. But sudden ending aside, it was quite clever in how it reached there. So, the pro-feline group of Maude and her friends and her parents have infiltrated a rehab clinic for girls suspected of Pantherism, and the conditions are bleaker than the brochures promised. Once in, they are investigating the camp, and here's where the Warnings: conversion therapy camp allegory, transmisiaI wasn't aware that this would be the finale of this series before going in, so yeah, that hit me like a ton of bricks. But sudden ending aside, it was quite clever in how it reached there. So, the pro-feline group of Maude and her friends and her parents have infiltrated a rehab clinic for girls suspected of Pantherism, and the conditions are bleaker than the brochures promised. Once in, they are investigating the camp, and here's where the series' previous ads about Estrocorp really make sense. So we all knew that the company was profiting off and exploiting this condition, but how much they have done comes in the form of a organizational structure chart (would you believe they even had BANKS????) that brings the story together. This series has never shied from being satirical and a bit absurd, but you can't deny it calls out misogyny so effectively. There's more trans inclusion in this volume, with one of characters revealed to be a trans boy whose life has been made quite difficult with this pantherism scare. The ending with all the balloons and the American Girl dolls had me delighted, but yeah, it did also feel a bit rushed, which is why I said it hit suddenly. Still, a good conclusion for an awesome series!Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Image Comics.
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    There were lots of things I enjoyed about this book, but there were also many flaws. The art was great, it had a fun sense of humor, and was very feminist. Unfortunately the pacing isn't great, and the author spends way too much time on the extra content. The plot also needed more time and development. I really wish we could've gotten more of the core content and less of the filler. The conclusion specifically felt a little confusing and rushed and could have benefited from more time and There were lots of things I enjoyed about this book, but there were also many flaws. The art was great, it had a fun sense of humor, and was very feminist. Unfortunately the pacing isn't great, and the author spends way too much time on the extra content. The plot also needed more time and development. I really wish we could've gotten more of the core content and less of the filler. The conclusion specifically felt a little confusing and rushed and could have benefited from more time and development. Despite this, I still enjoyed the book as a whole. The characters were fun, there was some good representation, and the ending was interesting and hopeful. If you've enjoyed the series thus far, you'll enjoy the conclusion.
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  • (a)lyss(a)
    January 1, 1970
    I really loved this serious up util this issue. Only the first maybe third of the pages were actually the story and the rest are paper dolls and ads and other things that while funny, didn't contribute to the story. I don't even mind the over-the-topness of the escape...it's how little answers we got, how including transwomen was suddenly attempted to be shoehorned in, and how the answers we did get seemed to conflict with previous issues. I was hoping for more of the story, more explanations, I really loved this serious up util this issue. Only the first maybe third of the pages were actually the story and the rest are paper dolls and ads and other things that while funny, didn't contribute to the story. I don't even mind the over-the-topness of the escape...it's how little answers we got, how including transwomen was suddenly attempted to be shoehorned in, and how the answers we did get seemed to conflict with previous issues. I was hoping for more of the story, more explanations, more of a resolution for the end. This fell flat for me.
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  • Allison
    January 1, 1970
    Had to drop this series in the middle of this book because the author insisted on antagonizing readers she disagreed with about the place for trans-women and girls in this series. It's one thing to say there's something your story just isn't going to address in its limited page count, but it's another thing to use the pages of your story as a call out post for critical tweets and than just no address the criticism at all, and I'm just not willing to support that bullshit anymore.
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    This made me laugh out loud. So snarky, so clever, and it contains lots of kittens (and corgis.) My only complaint is that some of the faux ads are difficult to read on a e-reader so it may be better to pick up a paper copy than digital.
  • Brooke
    January 1, 1970
    Oof. Really rushed, confusing, unsatisfying ending to the series. Giving an overall 3 star rating to the full series run. Lots of fun ideas, but kind of just that. Fun ideas with nothing to really hold them together.
  • Martijn Van
    January 1, 1970
    The twist is mwa. But that does'nt really matter because damn this is awesome
  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    I love this weird, feminist presentation (it’s so much more than a comic) so much. Grab your pussy hat, your anti-patriarchy friends, and a warm cup of fuck you to enjoy.
  • Tracey Sinclair
    January 1, 1970
    Great finale to this clever, thought-provoking story.
  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    Really disappointing, confusing and rushed final arc.
  • Irus
    January 1, 1970
    see Vol 2
  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    Great end to the series, but loses a star for excessive padding in the last issue
  • Ruby
    January 1, 1970
    Loving the graphic design of the ads a bit more than the storyline at this point.
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