The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it "a deadpan epic." Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply... show more
The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it "a deadpan epic."
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 is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.
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.
Publish date: 2015-05-19
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
I really enjoyed Nimona. I’d heard about in a couple of top books of 2016 vlogs. The first few chapters are available online and I loved the interaction between the two main characters so went out and bought it. Ballister Blackheart is your typical superhero, a man who went rouge from ‘the institu...
Since reading Maus I discovered how much I love the graphic novel format. This is completely different, obviously, as it's concerned with superheroes. The artwork is great and it's so much fun. Nimona is the sidekick of Ballister Blackheart and they have the best chemistry. Science and magic are pla...
Genre: Fantasy / Friendship / LGBT / Drama Year Published: 2015 Year Read: 10/27/2016 Publisher: Harper Teen Introduction: Now, when I heard the rage that was going on with Noelle Stevenson’s graphic novel, “Nimona,” I just knew that I had to check this baby out as soon as possible and oh m...
This is adorable, and I love both Nimona and Ballister Blackheart. I'm only saddened that this is over: I would read the further adventures of either one of these characters, or even better, both together. Or prequels. Anything with them, to be honest. But this, like vision, is a complete s...
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #38: A book about an anti-heroThis was a light read, but not shallow. It had just enough heart and smart cultural commentary to be substantive despite its sometimes breezy tone. The relationship between Blackheart and Nimona was super sweet, and any potential w...