|By (author):||Stevenson, Noelle|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Humorous / General|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in x 0.66in|
|From The Publisher*|
National Book Award Finalist
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.
|Review Quote*||"Noelle Stevenson has a knack for capturing the humor and heart in a situation in just a few panels."|
|Review Quote*||"If you're going to read one graphic novel this year, make it this one."|
|Review Quote*||"Sharp visuals, a nifty amalgam of fantasy and science fiction elements, and relationships drawn with complexity, wit, and depth create a world worth returning to again and again."|
|Review Quote*||"At its core, Nimona is a story of rescue. Each of the main characters rescue allies, friendships, the Kingdom, and ultimately, themselves… A vibrant solo work."|
|Review Quote*||"[Stevenson's] voice is clear and precise, her drawings confident, her use of color growing in depth and assurance as the story progresses."|
|Review Quote*||"Nimona…is beautifully flawed and refreshingly unstereotypical in a book that is both darkly witty and surprisingly touching. And Nimona is a protagonist to both love and fear."|
|Review Quote*||"Over the course of the collected Nimona, it's possible to watch artist Noelle Stevenson blossom from a student to a superstar."|
|Review Quote*||"Nimona, with all her flaws, breaks away completely from what women are allowed to be in popular fiction."|
|Review Quote*||"Graphic novel fans will finish the book in a gallop and then want to start right back at the first page."|