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Nimona

Nimona -  Noelle Stevenson

5 Stars, Buy it

 

Self Purchase, Kindle Edition

 

Hey Look, I’m alive. And back at work. Yeay for antibiotics!

 

Nimona is a shapeshifter who becomes a sidekick to a villain named Ballistar Blackheart.  This is the story of their adventures.

 

The story is hilarious and well written. At first I was a bit put off by the art, but then it started to grow on me as I read more.  Nimona’s character is awesome and spunky. Ballistar Blackheart is a villain who really isn’t a villain. I particularly love when they rob the bank and then play “world domination” or monopoly.I love how Blackheart was apparantly in a relationship with another man. This was one seriously awesome graphic novel. I recommend it to anyone. It’s funny and sad and overall just terrific. I was sad that it seemed to end and that there wasn’t a way for this to go on. Other than that, it was just awesome. I plan on going to the small press expo in a few weeks particularly because Noelle Stevenson is supposed to be there. Anyway, definitely one of the best reads of the year.



Quotes:

 

“Halt, you villains! Unhand that science!”

“Oh yeah, I’ll show you spunky fancy man.”



Description (Booklikes):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…