Shapeshifters, dragons, killings, and more! Nimona is a special treat awaiting your eyes! Check out my review of Nimona, as I share all my thoughts and feelings of one of this years greatest graphic novels.

 Info via Goodreads:

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.

I found out about Nimona right when the preorder for it went up on Amazon. I’ve been reading Lumberjanes since its first issue, so I am a huge Noelle Stevenson fan. I didn’t realize that Nimona had been a web comic beforehand, but I wish I had because this was one of the best graphic novels I’ve read in a while.

Nimona is all about a shapeshifter named Nimona, who loves to kill people and call destruction! All while being a pretty relatable and kick ass character. Towards the beginning of this journey, Nimona isn’t exactly the main character, with the story focusing maunly on Lord Ballister Blackheart and Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin (For the sake of writing, I’ll be referring to the two as ‘Blackheart’ and ‘Goldenloin’), who don’t have the best relationship. Blackheart’s goal is to reveal that everyone at the Institution, including Goldenloin, aren’t exactly who they say they are. This brings loads of adventure, laughs, and touching moments for Nimona and Blackheart, as they wreck things, kill *some* people, and help make the world a little better.

Nimona was such a fun read! I read it one sitting, of course, and enjoyed every single page. The art style is stunning, with a story that has loads of laughs and touching moments, to balance it out. I found the storyline, more so the ending, to very reminiscent to Mad Max, which gives it ALL the cool points. Fans of Lumberjanes will love this story, but warning, it may seem kid friendly, but like I said, Nimona loves to kill.

I gave Nimona 5/5 stars! 


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