Nimona
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.

Nimona Details

TitleNimona
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 12th, 2015
PublisherHarper Collins
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Comics, Young Adult, Fiction

Nimona Review

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    January 1, 1970
    This was so great! I love Noelle Stevenson's writing & art style. Can she just write a million more graphic novels please?
  • Zoë
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing! I loved the strong, unique characters, the plot, the humor, the art, and everything else!
  • Raeleen Lemay
    January 1, 1970
    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
    January 1, 1970
    ‘‘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.
    more
  • Emily May
    January 1, 1970
    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 giggles...Well, I enjoyed it ;)Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Youtube
    more
  • Victoria Schwab
    January 1, 1970
    F*cking fabulous.
  • Patrick
    January 1, 1970
    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....
    more
  • Nat
    January 1, 1970
    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 more 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 Amazon 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 more can be found on my blog.
    more
  • Sean Gibson
    January 1, 1970
    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 more complex, something deeper, something more 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 more 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, more 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.
    more
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    January 1, 1970
    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 more 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.
    more
  • may ❀
    January 1, 1970
    Reasons Why This Graphic Novel is the Best 1. NimonaThis girl is my favourite thing in the entire world and if I could just get a book based solely off her adventures I’d be content for the rest of my life2. HumourTHIS. BOOK. IS. BLOODY. HILARIOUS.3. BlackheartDo not be fooled by his title of “villain,” Blackheart is a marshmallow and the Dad Friend.4. Villains !!! Is there any explanation needed, we all love a bunch of good anti-heroes 5. ActionThis graphic novel was action packed and honestly Reasons Why This Graphic Novel is the Best 1. NimonaThis girl is my favourite thing in the entire world and if I could just get a book based solely off her adventures I’d be content for the rest of my life2. HumourTHIS. BOOK. IS. BLOODY. HILARIOUS.3. BlackheartDo not be fooled by his title of “villain,” Blackheart is a marshmallow and the Dad Friend.4. Villains !!! Is there any explanation needed, we all love a bunch of good anti-heroes 5. ActionThis graphic novel was action packed and honestly the greatest thing ever6. The ExtrasThese were just a collection of cute ish that’s supposed to make up for the UNWANTED ending(if these snippets haven’t convinced you to read the book then I don’t know what will) Other than that. . .I wasn’t a HUGE fan of Goldenlion, he was like Untoasted White Bread admits the story and the ENDING made me wanna riot. It was kinda felt rushed and with a lot of questions floating around and it also made me want to punch a pillow gosH DAMMIT.But overall THIS WAS SO ENTERTAINING and fun and just absolutely fantastic. Nimona’s character was the highlight of the book for me.I want more Nimona and Blackheart getting into trouble. 4 stars!!
    more
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    January 1, 1970
    This was so much fun!Loved the humour and the characters!
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    January 1, 1970
    What an absolute little gem of a story... this was like the definition of heartwarming and hilarious! I don't read a lot of graphic novels (ok, like none) but I absolutely LOVED this. It's this awesome mix of medieval + science/technology with magic, knights, dragons, and villains who... save the kingdom? The story was super fun, but THE CHARACTERS ARE SO WELL DONE TOO. Seriously check this out because it's straight up adorable.
    more
  • Whitney Atkinson
    January 1, 1970
    That ending has me so confused but the art style of this is great and the humor was totally up my alley! But Nimona was definitely not the character I was expecting her to be, and that was kinda upsetting.
  • Kristina Horner
    January 1, 1970
    THIS BOOK WAS SO MUCH FUN. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS AND I LOVED IT FOREVER AND EVER. Lord Blackheart was such a great, complex character, and Nimona was a star. Goldenloin was everything. I loved it. Re-reading immediately. Lending it to everyone I know.
    more
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    January 1, 1970
    PERFECTION
  • Steph Sinclair
    January 1, 1970
    Loved! Adorable characters with just the right amount of snark. I approve! Review to come.
  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    I originally didn't plan on reading Nimona. I did not know about its history as a webcomic before sitting down to read it, and didn't know what to expect beyond the hype. But when I got it in a subscription box, I thought I'd give it a go. Ultimately, as per usual, the hype did the story a disservice.I was actually surprised by how "meh" I felt about this story. First of all, I don't care for Noelle Stevenson's art style. Although I don't judge a graphic novel completely on its art style, it doe I originally didn't plan on reading Nimona. I did not know about its history as a webcomic before sitting down to read it, and didn't know what to expect beyond the hype. But when I got it in a subscription box, I thought I'd give it a go. Ultimately, as per usual, the hype did the story a disservice.I was actually surprised by how "meh" I felt about this story. First of all, I don't care for Noelle Stevenson's art style. Although I don't judge a graphic novel completely on its art style, it does have a slight impact on my enjoyment. Secondly, I found the characters to be mostly flat. Judging from the title, I thought this story was going to be about Nimona first and foremost, so I expected to feel some level of attachment to her. This story ended up focusing more on Ballister Blackheart, which in and of itself was my preference. I enjoy him as a character the most. But that also left Nimona to feel very one note. Also, I found the plot to be fairly predictable in a lot of ways.Lastly, I found myself annoyed with how Blackheart and Goldenloin weren't depicted in a way that blatantly showed they were gay. While, yes, it is obvious to most people, I have seen plenty of people say they are just "best friends." Fans of the webcomic may not have picked up on this, as I know that Noelle has since come out and said she is regretful for not making it blatant and does frequently show fanart or even her own art of them looking couple-y on her blog. Their romance (and friendship) was the heart of the story, and I felt it didn't quite achieve what it could because it held back.Overall, I found Nimona to be a cute story, but it did not live up to the overwhelming amount of hype and I've found it to be forgettable since I've read it. I'm more likely to recommend other graphic novels, even to new graphic novel readers.This review was originally posted on Thoughts on Tomes
    more
  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    January 1, 1970
    "You can't just go around murdering people. There are rules, Nimona!" Nimona was such a fluffy yet meaningful read. It proves as a light escape from reality and into the world of dragons, heroic laws, good villains, broken doors and mostly SHARKS!!! I loved the art-style and the use of so many literary devices within the words and graphics that allowed the story to fly off the pages and straight into my heart. ___________ The Story This was nowhere near what I expected it to be. I was so happi "You can't just go around murdering people. There are rules, Nimona!" Nimona was such a fluffy yet meaningful read. It proves as a light escape from reality and into the world of dragons, heroic laws, good villains, broken doors and mostly SHARKS!!! I loved the art-style and the use of so many literary devices within the words and graphics that allowed the story to fly off the pages and straight into my heart. ___________ The Story This was nowhere near what I expected it to be. I was so happily shocked with where the story went that I recommend everyone go in blind with this one. Nimona was originally a web-comic series, and the author/artist even put the development of the character and the art at the latter pages of the novel. It showed me how hard it is to put an effective graphic novel together. And it was, effective, that is. Because Nimona is a different story for everyone, it acts as a shapeshifting device itself. Because the story can shape shift its meaning for different people. That's the great thing about comics or graphic novels. You aren't just working on words. You are working with elements of art too. Blackheart This cinnamon roll needed a section to himself, because I have never seen a villain so pure and so hero-like. The development of Ballister is one that you see right at the end. It's worth it. So so so worth it. He's a very multi-dimensional character in the sense, even though he tends to say the least - the message screams out the most. Can we also take a moment...No comment.I loved every swirly wirly red minute of this novel and this review is now a shark.
    more
  • ✨Brithanie
    January 1, 1970
    I can't believe I waited so long to read this! 💗 Nimona just turned my bad day around! 💗Side note: I want to be a shark! 😂
  • María
    January 1, 1970
    Nimona es una jovencita cambiaformas que decide convertirse en la ayudante de un temible súpervillano -con un oscuro pasado, por cierto-. Hasta ahí, puede parecer simplón. Pero no os dejéis engañar por eso. Nimona es divertida, tierna, con humor. A medida que avanza la trama se va salpicando igualmente de momentos de oscuridad. Además, le da una patada a los estereotipos. Ay, en serio, no todas las mujeres tenemos cintura de avispa y pechos gigantescos. La protagonista es una chica bajita, con c Nimona es una jovencita cambiaformas que decide convertirse en la ayudante de un temible súpervillano -con un oscuro pasado, por cierto-. Hasta ahí, puede parecer simplón. Pero no os dejéis engañar por eso. Nimona es divertida, tierna, con humor. A medida que avanza la trama se va salpicando igualmente de momentos de oscuridad. Además, le da una patada a los estereotipos. Ay, en serio, no todas las mujeres tenemos cintura de avispa y pechos gigantescos. La protagonista es una chica bajita, con caderas y muslotes, y no olvidéis que su corte de pelo es dios. La cosa no acaba ahí, el malo (que no es tan malo, ni los buenos tan buenos) tiene un brazo robótico. Y encima, el romantiqueo de la historia no recae sobre los personajes femeninos. En cuanto a dibujo y color: orgasmo visual.Nimona es una mezcla perfecta de fantasía medieval, ciencia ficción y muchos, muchos tiburones. Dedicado a todas esas "monster-girls". P.D: Que alguien me traiga una pizza a domicilio.
    more
  • Chel
    January 1, 1970
    "I'M A SHAAAAAAARK!"
  • ♛Tash
    January 1, 1970
    At first shift, Nimona is the story of a skilled, yet impulsive, villain side kick and her ornery master, Ballister Blackheart. I was expecting the classic mentor-mentee relationship ala Batman and Robin, but I was pleasantly surprised that it's way more than that. Let's just say it's more like Batman and Joker.Together, they do whatever it is villainous duos do, create chaos and mayhem, and work on fulfilling personal vendettas against the Institution and their #1 hero Sir Goldenlion.Though I a At first shift, Nimona is the story of a skilled, yet impulsive, villain side kick and her ornery master, Ballister Blackheart. I was expecting the classic mentor-mentee relationship ala Batman and Robin, but I was pleasantly surprised that it's way more than that. Let's just say it's more like Batman and Joker.Together, they do whatever it is villainous duos do, create chaos and mayhem, and work on fulfilling personal vendettas against the Institution and their #1 hero Sir Goldenlion.Though I am not that accustomed to reading graphic novels anymore, I found Nimona to be such a fun read I would no doubt revisit often for a quick laugh. I personally loved Ballister Blackheart's character, he's complex, has a deadpan humor and a big heart.Yes, a villain with a big heart. In a kingdom so hung up on labels, Blackheart was more of a nuisance than a real threat because of his reticence to kill, until Nimona comes along. Their relationship develop from wary tolerance to guarded acceptance and eventually genuine friendship. The development was adorably well done.The story takes a darker turn as Blackheart and Nimona graduate from petty acts of villainy to full blown atrocities. They discover Institution secrets that'll further blur the line between heroism and villainy. The turns of the story are somewhat predictable, but that's not necessarily a bad thing given that it was fast-paced and reinforced with a witty dialogue.But why the 3.5 stars? I am not that fond of the artwork. This is irrelevant to the story itself, but I like to have a solid picture of the main characters. Until now, I am uncertain whether she's wearing a pink skull cap or she has a buzzcut with bangs. Better detailed backgrounds and more facial expressions would have been wonderful too. That being said,for the kind of storyline Nimona has, a graphic novel is the most effective format.Overall, Nimona is a wonderful character and dialogue driven graphic novel I would recommend to people who are interested to explore the genre.
    more
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    January 1, 1970
    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars So this is definitely one of the cutest graphic novels I've read in 2017.I first want to highlight how great of a character Nimona is. I mean, just look at her. She's a big girl. Shaved head. Piercings. Oh, and she's a fucking shapeshifter. She's a badass with an attitude & an unshakable desire to be an evil sidekick. I mean, I'm not sure what else you could want in a main character? Anyway, Nimona herself is definitely one of the high points in this comic & I lo Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars So this is definitely one of the cutest graphic novels I've read in 2017.I first want to highlight how great of a character Nimona is. I mean, just look at her. She's a big girl. Shaved head. Piercings. Oh, and she's a fucking shapeshifter. She's a badass with an attitude & an unshakable desire to be an evil sidekick. I mean, I'm not sure what else you could want in a main character? Anyway, Nimona herself is definitely one of the high points in this comic & I love how her relationship develops with Ballister Blackheart, aka local, reluctant evil villain. It gave me warm feelings to see them interact & watch them learn lessons in friendship from each other. To add to it, this graphic novel also has a great supporting cast. Blackheart, Goldenloin, and the Director, to be specific. It's safe to say we've got an A+ in the character department.Another plus (or two) is the art style & the humor. The combination of these two things really put me in mind of Adventure Time. It's witty without being overpowering & lines up well with tone set by the illustrations. Especially during action scenes, I love Stevenson's use of onomatopoeia & color scheme. Now we come to the parts I didn't love quite as much. For one, I really would've liked a bit more detail/depth added to the dynamic between Blackheart & Goldenloin. The nature of their relationship is heavily implied, but it's never outright confirmed & I think I would've gone with less subtlety, personally. I'm also a bit fuzzy on what actually happened at the end of this story. Like, I'm not sure I understand how things turned out the way they did. Either way, the ending was more abrupt that I would've liked & because of that I feel like it didn't fully address all the questions the narrative brought to the surface. All in all, a very enjoyable & quick read. This is the direction I want more comics & graphic novels to take. I would've liked just a bit more from this, but I really enjoyed my time with these characters & I'm glad I can finally stick this on my 'Read' shelf!
    more
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. All I do is reading graphic novels and drinking tea these days. I’m pretty sure some shape-shifter took possession of me, wrote all these evil plans to take over the world (wow, they’re specific)changed my coffee into water sorry, tea and forgot to turn off the TV. Is that a zombie I’m seeing ? Gosh. Ridiculous. All that’s missing is a morally ambiguous supervillain (yes, I know how stupid that sounds, but bear with me, ‘kay ?) seeking revenge against a dystopian-like organization and 3.5 stars. All I do is reading graphic novels and drinking tea these days. I’m pretty sure some shape-shifter took possession of me, wrote all these evil plans to take over the world (wow, they’re specific)changed my coffee into water sorry, tea and forgot to turn off the TV. Is that a zombie I’m seeing ? Gosh. Ridiculous. All that’s missing is a morally ambiguous supervillain (yes, I know how stupid that sounds, but bear with me, ‘kay ?) seeking revenge against a dystopian-like organization and I’d almost believe something’s off. Nah, must be nothing. Anyway. I might write a real review as soon as I’m myself again. Meow .
    more
  • Sanaa
    January 1, 1970
    [4.5 Stars] This one was super cute and even made me a bit emotional! Definitely a fantastic read!
  • Carmen
    January 1, 1970
    This was very good but it made me sad. :( So I can't give it five stars. I was too sad.Lord Blackheart is a "villain." But actually not. He's a good guy who never wants anyone to die and is actually only fighting against the evil Institution which rules this land. He acts like an old grumpy man and is obsessed with science. One day an energetic young woman (15? ish?) shows up. She is a very powerful shapeshifter and she wants to help Blackheart take down the Institution....THE GOOD: - Nimona is This was very good but it made me sad. :( So I can't give it five stars. I was too sad.Lord Blackheart is a "villain." But actually not. He's a good guy who never wants anyone to die and is actually only fighting against the evil Institution which rules this land. He acts like an old grumpy man and is obsessed with science. One day an energetic young woman (15? ish?) shows up. She is a very powerful shapeshifter and she wants to help Blackheart take down the Institution....THE GOOD: - Nimona is chubby. And she's a shapeshifter and could choose to look like ANYONE but still chooses to be her chubby little redhead self. That is such a powerful message for readers. - Nimona is a high-energy, bloodthirsty, murdurous young female - but also cute and at times vulnerable. Very exciting. - Nimona's personality sparks brilliantly with Blackheart's more staid, cautious, moral, and science-obsessed one. Very cute. - Gay characters and homosexual love as a great and completely normal thing - this is an actual baseline of the novel, NOT a sideplot. - Great dialogue, story, and character development.THE BAD: - The art. I just don't like it very much. - It's sad. - I was very upset and frustrated with Blackheart - not only with his morality and determination not to kill anyone (I know, I'm a monster) - but at times during the novel he just completely suffers from what seems to be a lobotomy. Just becomes basically an idiot in order to push the plot forward. This happens with no particular rhyme or reason and it annoyed me greatly....Tl;dr - I can't give this five stars, because it made me sad.You might mock me for that, but there you go.Great trinity of feminist comics I would check out if I were you:Lumberjanes, Vol. 1Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorceryand this, Nimona.Feminism is really exploding in the graphic-novel world right now. :DP.S. Not available in Spanish. French? Yes. Spanish? No. Come on, people. You're pissing me off.
    more
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    January 1, 1970
    *4.5/5Fantastic! Definitely a book that lived up to the hype.
  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    MY HEART! Dragons! Kitties! Magic! Gay! Science! Friendship! ALL THE THINGS! Humorous and heartwarming, this is a perfectly realised world where science and magic co-exist quite happily, and a dark hearted villain gains an adorably dangerous new sidekick - Nimona. A shape-changing girl with a strange past Nimona shakes up the villain's routine and forces both he, the town, and us, to reconsider just what makes someone a bad guy. And she's great. And there's DRAGONS.
    more
  • Maria Angelica
    January 1, 1970
    AMEI. Uma estória linda sobre compaixão e amizade, contada através de um humor leve e gostoso. Brinca com o clichê dos vilões e mocinhos de uma forma muito interessante!Essa graphic novel é obrigatória na estante de quem ama esse formato.Minha única reclamação é que não tinha mais. Leria 800 páginas das aventuras do Blackheart e da Nimona. Li tão rápido que agora estou me sentindo perdida... Quero mais Nimona agoraaaaa!!
    more
Write a review