Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"Nimona" by Noelle Stevenson

This was simply too adorable, funny, poignant, and awesome.  I first heard of it on An Odd Blog, and her review here is way better than mine, so go read it!  I'm really glad my library had this, because I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Nimona is a shapeshifter who becomes the sidekick to archvillain Ballister Blackheart.  The two of them fight against a government organization and its champion, Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin.  I'm having a terrible time figuring out how to explain the quirky charm of this graphic novel, which started out as a webcomic.  It's steampunky and off-beat, filled with questions about morality and duty and loyalty, but in a fun way.  

If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It:  PG-13 for violence and some hints that Blackheart and Goldenloin may have been in a relationship at one point.  It's very subtext, nothing overt, and should fly over the heads of most kids.

4 comments:

  1. Yay!! Nimona really is so inexplicably charming and strange.

    Whenever there were hints of the BlackheartxGoldenloin thing, I would tell myself "They were just really good friends. They're simply bros." XD

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    1. Yeah, it was written in such a way that they could have just been very close friends, aside from the occasional moment of hand-holding. But that's about how I ended up taking it.

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  2. I was going to write my comment 30 minutes ago, but I got sucked into An Odd Blog. She's sort of addicting to read? :D

    Anyhoo! Her review, plus yours, means I need to find me a copy of this. Soon!

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    1. Kara, yes, Evangeline's got a great way with words.

      I hope you can find this! It's just so... cute!

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