The Heroic Girls crew tackle one of the most celebrated graphic novels of the past decade, Nimona, from Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, She-Ra). Join John and Vivian as they talk about what it means to be a sidekick and when does the villain become the hero.

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 has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a “superstar” talent (

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.

  • Indies Choice Book of the Year
  • National Book Award Finalist
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • New York Times Notable Book
  • Kirkus Best Book
  • School Library Journal Best Book
  • Publishers Weekly Best Book
  • NPR Best Book
  • New York Public Library Best Book
  • Chicago Public Library Best Book