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
- Hardback | 208 pages
- 162.05 x 219.71 x 18.29mm | 548.85g
- 08 Oct 2013
- Roaring Brook Press
- FIRST SECOND
- New Milford, United States
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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 D az, 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
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