Stunningly imaginative and emotionally satisfying, "Nimona" is a graphic novel that is a force to be reckoned with. She shows up randomly and suddenly with her great shapeshifting abilities and general aloofness that you can't help but laugh at her wit and goofyness. Nimona sides with notorious villain--Ballister Blackheart--to help him wreak havoc, obtain vengeance, and fight the Institution in which his former best friend Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin has allied with. But is the Insititution really all that good? Humorous and heartwarming, this is a perfectly realised world where science and magic co-exist quite happily.
— Carla at Compass Books at SFO
— David at Books Inc. Berkeley
Originally created as a web comic book series, Nimona is an extraordinary graphic novel capable of fascinating young people and adults that has thrown its author, Noelle Stevenson, into stardom. 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.
About the Author
Noelle Stevenson has been nominated for a Harvey Award, and was awarded the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Webcomic in 2012 for Nimona. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Noelle is the co-writer of Lumberjanes. She lives in Los Angeles.