Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Released: May 12th, 2015
Publisher: Harper Collins
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.
I want more Nimona! I want this in my hands right now!
This story was so cute and so lovely and I just want more Nimona and Blackheart.
Ballister Blackheart is a supervillain who follows the rules. In walks Nimona as his new unwanted sidekick. After she begs him and shows him her lovely shapeshifting ways, they become a team. Blackheart is more tame than Nimona in his wants when it comes to his villainous ways, while Nimona wants to kill and cause chaos, Blackheart just wants to go against the Institution that wronged him and that includes Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin – also, these names are awesome! When something nefarious is discovered about the institution, Blackheart and Nimona try to show the kingdom what’s hiding in the castle.
Again, this story is super cute, super lovely, super freaking amazing, and I don’t know what took me so long to pick it up. I bought it at Emerald City Comic Con back in March, heavily recommended by the woman at the booth, and I’ve heard nothing but good things.
The writing and art are perfect and really compliment each other.
It does get a little sad and you may get a bit teary.
There’s love, there’s hope, there’s adventure, and it’s all neatly wrapped in this adorable Nimona package.