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Waiting on Wednesday: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Expected release date: May 19, 2015

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.

(summary via Goodreads)

I first found Noelle Stevenson’s smart, funny comics on Tumblr.  Then she did the cover art for Fangirl, and I started following her on Twitter, where she writes funny, smart, feminist-y things.  So I’m stoked that her continuing epic is being turned into a graphic novel.  I can’t wait to read the entire thing and enjoy Stevenson’s unique drawings and genuinely funny take on the fantasy epic.

What are you waiting on this week?


One thought on “Waiting on Wednesday: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

  1. Yessss I’m so happy Stevenson’s putting out a Nimona book. Very seriously thinking of giving it to everyone who needs a graduation present, because the webcomic was so damn fun and we need more FUN sometimes. And we ALWAYS need more dragons.

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