Battling Boy

Author:   Paul Pope
Publisher:   Roaring Brook Press
ISBN:  

9781596431454


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 October 2013
Format:   Paperback
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When Battling Boy's father (a warrior god) drops him on a world infested with bloodthirsty monsters, he leaves his son with nothing but a magic credit card, a trunk full of enchanted tee shirts, and instructions not to come home until he's liberated the planet from its plague of monsters. Its one kid vs an entire world full of monsters. And the monsters don't stand a chance. The first of two hotly anticipated volumes from comics superstar Paul Pope, Battling Boy is already the subject of much excitement in the comics world and in Hollywood. With heart-thumping action, humour, and spectacular art, Battling Boy is poised to become a true blockbuster.

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Author:   Paul Pope
Publisher:   Roaring Brook Press
Imprint:   First Second
Dimensions:   Width: 15.00cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 21.30cm
Weight:   0.431kg
ISBN:  

9781596431454


ISBN 10:   1596431458
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 October 2013
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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<p> 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.<p> 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. <p>-- Junot Diaz, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


Tom writes: Battling Boy is a wonderful blend of pulp science fiction storytelling and Paul Pope's kinetic, one of a kind art. A highly enjoyable, if somewhat incomplete read, the story follows the city Arcopolis besieged by monsters and without its hero: Haggard West. Enter Battling Boy from a place "suspended above the silver spinning lightning cloud"" he has reached his "turning day" and therefore must prove himself a warrior by protecting Arcopolis from danger. This is a hero's quest story, elevated by Pope's tremendous artwork an oddball cast of spooky villains and an endearing protagonist in Battling Boy. This is a perfect all ages graphic novel to be enjoyed by young and old. I think young readers who enjoyed Super Dinosaur will really get a kick out of this.


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 Diaz, 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


Full of energy, precision, and pure kick--not to be missed.--Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies


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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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