Will Supervillains Be on the Final?

Will Supervillains Be on the Final?

By Naomi Novik; Yishan Li (Illustrator)

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345516565, 186pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011


From the New York Times bestselling author of the Temeraire novels comes the first graphic novel in a thrilling new saga about the next generation of high-flying costumed crusaders

As universities go, Liberty Vocational is the private college of choice for budding superheroes learning to master their extraordinary powers for the good of humankind. But for sixteen-year-old Leah Taymore, just making her way through classes without incident is shaping up to be a superhuman task. Star struck by legendary ex-hero turned student advisor Calvin Washington, petrified by ultrastrict dean Dr. Santos, and tongue-tied over her supercool (and handsome) classmate Paul Lyman, timid Leah fears that even her ability to manipulate atoms won’t be enough to survive the rigors of L.V.—and become a full-fledged defender of all that is right. But the real test of her mettle is yet to come, in the form of infamous supervillain Bane, who has infiltrated Liberty with a sinister plan to bring down the best and brightest heroes of tomorrow before they even take flight.

About the Author
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of "His Majesty's Dragon", "Throne of Jade", "Black Powder War", "Empire of Ivory", and "Victory of Eagles", the first five books in the Temeraire series.

Yishan Li is a professional manga artist whose work has been published in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and China. For several years she created the monthly strip The Adventures of CG! for CosmoGIRL.com. Her Beijing-based company, Yishan Studio, has published a number of manga titles in the United States.