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.


  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

    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.

  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!

    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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