The Rise of Aurora West by Paul PopeThe Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope

The Rise of Aurora West

byPaul Pope, J. T. PettyIllustratorDavid Rubín

Paperback | September 30, 2014

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The extraordinary world introduced in Paul Pope's Battling Boy is rife with monsters and short on heroes... but in this action-driven extension of the Battling Boy universe, we see it through a new pair of eyes: Aurora West, daughter of Arcopolis's last great hero, Haggard West.

A prequel to Battling Boy, The Rise of Aurora West follows the young hero as she seeks to uncover the mystery of her mother's death, and to find her place in a world overrun with supernatural monsters and all-too-human corruption. With a taut, fast-paced script from Paul Pope and JT Petty and gorgeous, kinetic art from David Rubin, The Rise of Aurora West (the first of two volumes) is a tour de force in comics storytelling.

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. His first graphic novel for kids, Battling Boy, was a #1 New York TimesBest-Seller.J...
Title:The Rise of Aurora WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.45 × 4.95 × 0.58 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:first secondLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626720096

ISBN - 13:9781626720091

Editorial Reviews

"Before she fought alongside Battling Boy for the safety of Acropolis, Aurora West was a teenaged apprentice to her father, the monster hunter/science detective Haggard West, as chronicles in this graphic novel prequel . . . Likely to please Aurora fans from the earlier title, this graphic novel also stands alone, giving readers a bright new heroine to admire." -BCCB"Pope's lauded Battling Boy takes place in the monster-ridden city of Acropolis, and this prequel, featuring feisty Aurora, the daughter of Acropolis' Bruce Wayne-like hero Haggard West, fills in the backstory of the city and its monster infestation . . . fans of Battling Boy will be eager to get their mitts on this thrilling installment featuring a compelling teen girl hero." -Booklist"Die-hard fans of the previous work will definitely want to pick up this book." -School Library Journal"This feels like a very different direction for the characters, and it's a thrilling one; expect readers to clamor for the next installments of this clever spinoff." -Kirkus Reviews"Paul Pope's delightful and original Battling Boy is the adventure of the year!" -Jeff Smith, Eisner Award-winning author of Bone on Battling Boy"Full of energy, precision, and pure kick--not to be missed." -Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies on Battling Boy"A new generation hero." -Entertainment Weekly on Battling Boy