"There is no one in comics like Paul Pope: gifted beyond all
reason, he is an artist of immense protean talents and a deep
"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
-- 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."