Nimona Review

Nimona -  Noelle Stevenson

Why did it take me so long to pick up this up?!  Nimona is without a doubt the most adorable thing I've read this year.  Parts of this got me right in the feels, and other parts had me laughing out loud.  Personally I thought the story line moved at a pretty decent pace throughout the entire book. I never really got to a point where I got real bored with what was going on.  Sometimes there is one issues in a volume where I'm just kind of like, meh, whatever, but I never really hit a chapter of Nimona where wasn't eagerly devouring it.


Nimona is honestly my favorite character in the book.  I love her spunk, her quick wit, and how she doesn't take any crap from anyone around her.  I really liked her relationship with Lord Ballister Blackheart as well.  The two of them sort of needed each other in order to move on from things in their past.  For Nimona to realize that people could actually care about her without using her, and for Blackheart to finally manage to pull off one of his evil plans.  That's not the only reason he needs her, but I feel it's all I can put without spoiling too much of the story.  It's sort of sweet toward the end with Lord Blackheart, it's the part that got me right in the feels with this book.



Though the Graphic Novel is called Nimona, the story isn't just about her.  In fact it's about so much more than her.  This story is about Lord Ballister Blackheart and Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin.  It's about the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics.  This is a book about standing up for what you believe in no matter how unpopular the opinion in, and that's cool to love science.


Noelle Stevenson weaved a wonderful story of fantasy and science fiction that I didn't want to end.  In fact I could probably go on and on about how much I loved it.  I know a lot of people's biggest complaint about her work was the artwork itself, but I enjoy it.  Not everything has to be down in the new age way of comics.  I sort of liked cartoon feel of the artwork, it felt right to me. 


This was a great read for me during my lunch breaks at work, and was totally worth the odd looks I got for laughing out loud in public. Now I'm eager to pick up Lumberjanes,  also by Noelle Stevenson.