A whimsical tale of heroes and villains. But what makes a hero? And what makes a villain.
Written and Drawn by Noelle Stevenson
Suitable for audiences of all ages, but there is some violence.
New releases on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and about 150 fully colored pages finished
Read it here: http://gingerhaze.com/nimona
Follow Noelle’s other stuff here: http://gingerhaze.tumblr.com/
“Lord Ballister Blackheart has a point to make, and his point is that the good guys aren’t as good as they seem. He makes a comfortable living as a supervillain, but never really seems to accomplish much – until he takes on a new sidekick, Nimona, a shapeshifter with her own ideas of how things should be done. Unfortunately, most of those ideas involve blowing things up. Now Ballister must teach his young protégé some restraint and try to keep her from destroying everything, while simultaneously attempting to expose the dark dealings of those who claim to be the protectors of the kingdom – including his former best friend turned nemesis, Ambrosius Goldenloin.” Nimona as described by Noelle.
Nimona is a lovable scamp with the power to destroy … well anything. She is one part Jake (from Adventure Time) and one part Dee Dee (from Dexter’s Lab).
Blackheart is a villain with rules, much like The Monarch from Ventures Bros. He isn’t a villain by choice as much as by design (I mean his name is Blackheart the rest fell in place).
Noelle’s art style is minimalist but has been getting slightly more detailed as the story progresses, I think this is because over time her skill has increased, and the story requires more detail to match the epic nature of the scenes. She has already won a couple of awards for this comic and it’s a safe bet that more are on the way, as the story and the art has only gotten better.
At the time I’m writing this, the story is at a pivotal point where the characters are starting to show their true natures. This one has me begging for more and I think you will be too.
Chapter 1 page 2
Chapter 2 page 2
Chapter 3 page 11
Also check out Axe Cop on FOX, I think it’s the first TV show based on a webcomic which is great for the industry. It’s funny, badass, and written by a 5 year old.