Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a “superstar” talent (NPR.org).
Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.
But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
Noelle Stevenson has been nominated for a Harvey Award, and was awarded the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Webcomic in 2012 for Nimona. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Noelle is the co-writer of Lumberjanes. She lives in Los Angeles.
Visit her online at gingerhaze.com.
A funny tale!
I love this graphic novel about Nimona. She's mischievous that's for certain, but bad? I doubt it. Crazy thing is the villain, Ballister Blackheart, isn't all that bad either. Oh, he does try though.
I love the wit in this story. I laughed out loud a couple of times. The tale flowed pretty easily that the book can be finished in like an hour.
The illustrations are neat, but the fighting scenes all felt a little Picasso-ish for me. You'd see clear people and then flames and dragon scenes kinda blended together. Still it wasn't anything to balk at. Just like Picasso, you may not always get it but there's something there.
If you like graphic novels and a bit of quirky adventure, give it a shot.
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