Book Review – Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

nimonaThe 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.

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Loved it!!!!

Nimona is brilliantly funny – in places I was cackling away! I’m a shark!!! 😂😂😂😂😂 *dying*

It’s also a genius commentary on villainy and good vs evil. I adored everything about that.

It’s not overly complicated, and it’s fairly short, but it does a great job of not only keep the laughs and plot coming, but managing to make its point.

I found Nimona’s character to be hilarious, and blood hungry, but also a really good friend. I def want more backstory for her, but it’s a shortish graphic novel and I love what we do get. She’s just so awesome.

And Blackheart is just brilliant. With his morals, and his despairing of Nimona (while secretly liking her), and his not so secret love for Goldenloin! I love him. And Goldenloin. Even if his name does make me giggle 😂

I’d heard of Nimona before She-ra, but after I watched (and loved!) that, this was a must read, and I’m so glad I got it. Pure brilliance.

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Buy Nimona from Amazon UK.

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