Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


Nimona
Title : Nimona
Author :
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Language : English
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 272

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 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 dangerous than he is willing to admit.


Nimona Reviews


  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    This was so great I love Noelle Stevenson s writing art style Can she just write a million graphic novels please

  • Zoë

    Amazing I loved the strong, unique characters, the plot, the humor, the art, and everything else

  • Raeleen Lemay

    hilarious, touching, with beautiful art and an interesting ending Great for fans of Vicious by V.E Schwab and Rainbow Rowell s Fangirl because the Simon Snow vibes were strong, let s be real

  • Lola  Reviewer

    I can t have a kid following me around all day I m not a kid I M A SHARK Pouahaha What a story What witty dialogs Filled with humour, adventure, magic and friendship, it will certainly charm and entertain the hell out of you This title used to be a DNF of mine, before I decided to give it a second shot Glad I did What made me stop reading it the first time around was the graphics, because this is a style that never appealed to me, but truth is, it just grows on you, as do the I can t have a kid following me around all day I m not a kid I M A SHARK Pouahaha What a story What witty dialogs Filled with humour, adventure, magic and friendship, it will certainly charm and entertain the hell out of you This title used to be a DNF of mine, before I decided to give it a second shot Glad I did What made me stop reading it the first time around was the graphics, because this is a style that never appealed to me, but truth is, it just grows on you, as do the characters and every other element.Nimona, huge bear hugs to you Ballister, you ve got my admiration Goldenloin, I want your hair Noelle Stevenson, I wish you d write a sequel or an happy ever after epilogue I want to see Ballister Goldenloin kiss I loved it

  • Emily May

    Notorious villain Ballister Blackheart gets a new sidekick to help him wreak havoc, obtain vengeance, and fight the Institution But his new sidekick Nimona is a shapeshifter with a mysterious past and a mind of her own Plus, he also has a love hate relationship with his friend turned nemesis Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin.Heroes villains, science magic, bloody battles so many gigglesWell, I enjoyed it Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr Youtube

  • Victoria Schwab

    F cking fabulous.

  • Patrick

    I m always willing to pick up an Indie comic, especially one written by a name I recognize This one did not disappoint.It s funny at times, sweet at times, pleasantly subversive without being heavy handed or preachy I m reading through it with my little boy right now, and he s enjoying it too.

  • Nat

    This review contains spoilers.I ve been meaning to read this graphic novel for a few months now and I m really happy that I finally did.It had me hooked right from the beginning and wouldn t let go till the end I loved it This story follows Nimona, a shapeshifter, and Ballister Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta.They are partnering up as sidekick and supervillain, and are about to wreak some serious havoc Their main mission prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddi This review contains spoilers.I ve been meaning to read this graphic novel for a few months now and I m really happy that I finally did.It had me hooked right from the beginning and wouldn t let go till the end I loved it This story follows Nimona, a shapeshifter, and Ballister Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta.They are partnering up as sidekick and supervillain, and are about to wreak some serious havoc Their main 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.Reading Nimona was such an exhilarating journey I felt as if I was right there with Ballister Blackheart and Nimona on their missions They work so well together and their dialogue left me with the biggest smile on my face What do you mean, there are rules Why would you follow the rules Isn t that the whole point of being a villain, that you don t follow the rules I loved Nimona as a character, her enthusiasm, relatable humor, and her story really added depth to the plot She is as unique as the storyline.I also enjoyed Ballister and Goldenloin, even though they definitely had a complicated journey at the beginning, I really liked them together.They reminded me a bit of Baz and Simon from Carry On I love them with all my heart.Oh, and Doctor Blitzmeyer was a very pleasant surprise I enjoyed reading about her and I would have loved it if Noelle Stevenson had added her journey to uncover the Anomalous Energy Enhancer.That ending left me in tears, I couldn t believe it when Nimona didn t get a happy ending I was incredibly sad about it, that was such an emotional part of the story I was just listening to sad music with tears in my eyes Despite this tragedy, we remain united We will stay strong, and we will rebuild But I kept thinking until the very last page what about Nimona She was left all alone at the end I was so thankful for the epilogue I really thought for a second there that Noelle Stevenson would leave it on a cliffhanger.So I ve heard great things about this graphic novel, but the one that really got my attention was Rainbow Rowell s blurb on the cover Full of humor and heart I couldn t agree with her, she summed it perfectly up in just those 5 words.Nimona was an adventurous, heart gripping, and humorous story with amazing artwork I love it Definitely a book that lived up to the hype Note I m an Affiliate If you re interested in buying Nimona, just click on the image below to go through my link I ll make a small commission This review and can be found on my blog

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    Lord Ballister Blackheart is a dastardly villain Well, not really He could be with the right little push.Enter Nimona Nimona shows up one day and announces that she is now his side kick She has some kick ass powers of shape shifting She can turn into any living thing Even other human forms The only form she can t take is something inanimate Nimona is primed to help Blackheart be the best super villain ever If he would let her She is ready to kill some people including the king Hey, th Lord Ballister Blackheart is a dastardly villain Well, not really He could be with the right little push.Enter Nimona Nimona shows up one day and announces that she is now his side kick She has some kick ass powers of shape shifting She can turn into any living thing Even other human forms The only form she can t take is something inanimate Nimona is primed to help Blackheart be the best super villain ever If he would let her She is ready to kill some people including the king Hey, that s how kingdom s are taken over right Blackheart s main nemesis is his old friend Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement Sir Ambrosius turned against Blackheart years ago and cost Blackheart his arm He now has a prosthetic Blackheart and Nimona have some fun times.Like playing board games together Even if he won t let our heroine express her little bloodthirsty heart to the full extent the duo manages to uncover secrets that the Institute wants kept under wraps.With just small amounts of destruction in their wake This book is great fun I liked Nimona even though she is even bloodthirsty than I am Blackheart does well as the somewhat wussy villain and now I m a convert to even this style of art It took a few minutes to grow on me but in the end it did and the images fit the story Carmen is one of my favorite reviewers on Goodreads She posts thought provoking and interesting reviews Be sure and check her out

  • Sean Gibson

    4.8 StarsWarning Spoilers and mawkish sentiment ahead, and very few jokes though that will be a relief to most of you At first blush, Nimona is the tale of a precocious but powerful girl s quest to apprentice herself to the villainous Lord Ballister Blackheart as he fights the forces of good and justice, led by the spectacularly appellated yes, I just verbed appellation deal with it Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin As our tale begins, we learn that Nimona is a shapeshifter and can take the fo 4.8 StarsWarning Spoilers and mawkish sentiment ahead, and very few jokes though that will be a relief to most of you At first blush, Nimona is the tale of a precocious but powerful girl s quest to apprentice herself to the villainous Lord Ballister Blackheart as he fights the forces of good and justice, led by the spectacularly appellated yes, I just verbed appellation deal with it Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin As our tale begins, we learn that Nimona is a shapeshifter and can take the form of any living creature, which makes her a formidable foe indeed, given that she gains the strength, mass, size, and requisite abilities of said creatures, and given that she lives in a world where dragons exist The initial chapters read like a throwback to the Sunday funnies discrete, episodic sequences complete with droll punchlines Charming, I thought, settling in for a book length collection of such strips.Only not so much The book quickly morphs into something complex, something deeper, something melancholy even as it is laugh out loud funny at times Blackheart is a villain who won t kill and is he even a villain Goldenloin is a hero with a dark secret representing an institute whose goals may be far nefarious than anything Blackheart might ever dream up And Nimona Nimona is, by turns, a sarcastic girl, a lonely orphan, and a vicious killing machine It s impossible not to get instantly sucked into the world Stevenson creates, one where rules and logic are, to quote the great Peter Venkman, of a guideline than a rule knights with swords communicate via advanced video technology, and brilliant scientists and technologists discuss the merits and properties of magic In other words, anything goes, so long as it fits the story Stevenson s art perfectly suits the world, and she creates fully realized and rendered characters with both words and pictures There are some issues for example, we want our wee Nimona to be a sympathetic character, but she IS a killer, plain and simple, and that doesn t reconcile with how Blackheart in particular feels about her and treats her But, that notwithstanding, I m going to go full on fanboy here.This book is EXACTLY what non spandex clad hero graphic novels should be heartfelt, personal, and passionately executed It s the perfect fusion of art and story, of pathos and humor, of grace and glee The relationship between estranged lovers Blackheart and Goldenloin is beautiful it s an eloquent, poignant no statement statement, a romance between two men that requires no soapbox commentary because it s not about social activism, but rather just the timeless tale of two people who love each other albeit one in which one lover severed the other one s arm and took years to apologize, but that s neither here nor there As a reader, I m thankful that new media allows for so many ways for stories like this to be told and distributed, and for talented storytellers like Stevenson to find an audience.Okay, okay enough with the sentimentality I promise to return to inappropriate scatological humor in my next review