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Leon the Extraordinary

A Graphic Novel (Leon #1)

Jamar Nicholas, Jamar Nicholas (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/4/2022)


Leon is an ordinary kid who becomes extraordinary when he fights a supervillain to save his school!

In the city where Leon lives, superheroes -- and supervillains -- are commonplace. So how does an ordinary kid like Leon, who has no superpowers himself, become the superhero he wants to be? When all his classmates suddenly become obsessed with a new phone app that turns them into zombies, Leon gets his chance to prove that using his brain and following his heart can save the day.

Equal parts New Kid and The Incredibles, the first graphic novel in this action-packed, heartfelt, and joyously funny series by Jamar Nicholas reminds readers that when it comes to being a hero, you just need to believe in yourself.

Praise For Leon the Extraordinary: A Graphic Novel (Leon #1)

"This is a silly and fun-filled story with a heartwarming throughline about not needing special abilities to have an impact on one's community... A solid, action-filled comedy with a crucial message." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Fist Stick Knife Gun, illustrated by Jamar Nicholas:

"This is exactly the sort of broadly appealing and gripping nonfiction graphic novel that librarians need to be adding to their shelves." -- Publishers Weekly

"Jamar Nicholas is a master of his craft -- his drawings are full of life and truly stunning." -- Bryan Lee O'Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Graphix, 9781338744156, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2022

About the Author

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jamar Nicholas is an award-winning artist and educator who has dedicated his career to helping young people realize the power of cartooning. Jamar aims to promote anti-bullying, healing, and kindness in his work. He enjoys the 1980s, podcasting, video games, and spending time with his family and pets.