After two years, Noelle Stevenson’s wonderful fantasy webcomic “Nimona” has come to a close. A fantasy series in which the young Nimona becomes the sidekick of the supervillain Lord Blackheart, the book has gone from a rambunctious comedy to a rather moving epic, to the extent that when I read that the comic was ending I got what those on tumblr (where I follow Stevenson for updates) commonly refer to as feels.
Stevenson notes that this isn’t quite the end of “Nimona” yet, as a published edition is set for May 2015 and is already up for pre-order. The published edition will come with “extra pages, sketches, and an exclusive book-only epilogue,” which is an added bonus to having a physical artifact edition of a great series. The serialization of the story will be missed, though, as I was quite a fan of Stevenson’s art and the way the story repeatedly subverted my expectations of it.
I’m sure we’ll talk a lot more about the series when the print edition comes around. If you’ve never read “Nimona” before, you can start from the beginning right here. For everyone else, I think now’s the time to give Stevenson a well-deserved round of applause.
In the meantime, there’s always “Lumberjanes.”