By Paul Pope
(First Second, Hardcover, 9781596438057, 208pp.)
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The adventure begins in the new graphic novel by comics legend Paul Pope.
Monsters roam through Arcopolis, swallowing children into the horrors of their shadowy underworld. Only one man is a match for them - the genius vigilante Haggard West.Unfortunately, Haggard West is dead. Arcopolis is desperate, but when its salvation comes in the form of a twelve-year-old demigod, nobody is more surprised than Battling Boy himself.
IT'S TIME TO MEET AN ELECTRIFYING NEW HERO.
Paul Pope is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Batman: Year 100, Heavy Liquid, and 100%. Known for his frenetic, high-energy artwork and action-packed, genre-bending storytelling, Pope has won three Eisner Awards. He lives and works in New York City.
"There is no one in comics like Paul Pope: gifted beyond all reason, he is an artist of immense protean talents and a deep soulfulness.
"In Battling Boy, Pope has spun a smashingly beautiful adventure about a not-so-powerful boy-god sent down from the higher dimensions to save a crumbling city from the monsters that afflict it. Rapturously inked and drawing upon what feels like the entire tradition of pulp storytelling, Battling Boy is a thunderclap of a book--a kaleidoscopic mash-up of the highest order where kaiju mix it up with science heroes, and where a girl named Aurora takes up her fallen father's jet-pack (and his weapons) and nearly steals the whole show. Friends, this book is a number one stunner and the second installment cannot come soon enough."
-- Junot Díaz, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
“Paul Pope’s delightful and original Battling Boy is the adventure of the year!”
--Jeff Smith, Eisner Award-winning author of Bone
“Full of energy, precision, and pure kick—not to be missed.”
--Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies
“Pope is set to soar to glory.”
“A new generation hero.”