Battling Boy

Hardcover | October 8, 2013

byPaul PopeIllustratorPaul Pope

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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.
An NPR Best Book of 2013

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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 th...

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.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.76 × 6.35 × 0.7 inPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:first secondLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1596438053

ISBN - 13:9781596438057

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I don't have much to say about this one.  Having noticed the other high star ratings this book has received I realize I am in the minority in my opinion but I just didn't like it.  I really wanted to though!.  It sounded so like my type of book but it just didn't do anything for me.  Even though it was full of monster-battling action from beginning to end I found myself bored and wanting the book to hurry up and be over.  The Hero's son being sent to battle monsters to prove his coming-of-age and hero-worthiness felt cliched and I found the font got awfully small at times.  Sorry, but I got nothing from this one.  The book ends abruptly too, obviously making this part one of a possibly long series which should have been labeled Vol. 1 to let us know.
Date published: 2013-11-10

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Editorial Reviews

"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." -Wired"A new generation hero." -Entertainment Weekly