If I were to write a graphic novel (and I just might someday!) you can almost guarantee it will include villains, mythical beasts, and a good amount of silliness.
Taking that into consideration, it’s absolutely no surprise that I absolutely love Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona. Just look at this blurb:
Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism!
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.
Mythical beasts? Does a shapeshift who turns into a dragon count? Yes.
Silliness? THE NAME OF HIS NEMESIS IS GOLDENLOIN. YES YES YES.
I mean, it’s everything I could ever want from a story. I love it so much I’m almost mad that it even exists.
Of course, I know that that might not be enough for everyone else to decide to read this book, so let me also highlight a couple of other great things about this graphic novel.