Synopsis: 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.
Review: Before reading the comic, I had the opportunity to see many wonderful reviews about it. This is something that first intrigued me without even knowing the details of the summary and it’s true that this is the reason why I expected a lot of the story.
I was initially quite surprised by the illustrations from the first pages. Everything is quite different from what I had seen so far and even if everything is mastered, I confess that I didn’t really connect to them. Yet past few chapters, we get into the story and we follow it with pleasure. Moreover, in this regard, we follow a villain, which is also not that bad, his new sidekick who wants to kill everyone and a hero, an enemy/friend of the villain, Lord Blackheart .
Nimona is a mysterious young girl who does not really reveal her past but she has the ability to change shape at will, something quite extraordinary and very practical in combat. Lord Blackheart is quite surprising when we see that he lives according to well established rules to stay within the limit of decency, but this is also a great scientist that we follow in his experiments. By cons, it is true that I liked the fact that, for once, the famous heroes are the ones to watch out, they are not necessarily the most white persons and we discover through our two characters what is really happening.
I spent a good time with the story but as I said, I was expecting a lot from this comic and I was a little disappointed. It is good but I expected more for the story. However, I advise you to try it, it is something very different from what we usually find.
It sounds interesting despite some disappointment. Not sure if it’s something I’d read, though.
it was yes
It looks like something I’d pick up
I don’t read too many comics Melliane, but I might need to give this one a try! Sounds like a solid read even if it didn’t quite meet the high expectations you had for it:(
no it was nice but I think I expected too much
Cute! I haven’t read a comic in quite a while….mhmmmm
Bummer you were disappointed. Sometimes I build books up. It does sound interesting though 🙂
I hate it when my expectations don’t meet up with what I get. It sounds like this was solid, but that it lacked a bit of something to make it awesome,
a bit yes
Sorry you didn’t connect to this one all that much, but it does sound like an interesting story. I’ve seen this one at my library – need to check it out sometime.
I heard many great things otherwise about it
Yay for comics! Glad you still managed to enjoy it though you didn’t connect with the art.
I haven’t read this one, but I understand where you’re coming from. I, too, have seen so many glowing reviews for this book so I’m expecting to be wow’d by this graphic novel. Something to consider…
I can read this as a novel too! Sounds like a great fantasy
I still have this one on my nightstand waiting to be read. Love your honest and balanced review, since everywhere it seems this one is getting rave reviews so I can see how easily it is to hype myself up and expect too much! I’ll have a more realistic view of it going in, thank you!
yes that’s what is difficult
Sorry it was a bit disappointing but glad you still like it.