The Monkey King is based on the old chinese tale 'A Journey To The West'.
Katsuya Terada's art is just stunning (fullcolor!!), the action is breathtaking and the story is awesome.
Although not everyone will be sucked in immediately, because the story is fractured and not chronological. I can advise anyone who has trouble following what is happening to read 'A Journey To The West'; this will help you greatly.
Darkhorse has really made an effort to give you everything that's possible in a manga: perfect production all round.
If you like your manga bloody with some nudity and a crazy-ass story, The Monkey King will not dissappoint.