Fun fact: Before Noelle Stevenson was busy creating Lumberjanes (an IGGPPC favorite that sadly she’s stepped down from), she was hard at work creating her web comic, Nimona. Recently released as a graphic novel, the story focuses on the eponymous character. As the Goodreads page describes, “Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.”
This might be old news for some of you who have loved Nimona from the beginning – but wait! That’s not even the best of it! Both Nimona and Lumberjanes are going to be adapted into films! *confetti* Nimona will be adapted into an animated feature film, with the project involving Patrick Osborne, an Oscar Award-winner, as director, Mark Haimes as writer, and Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Adam Stone as producers. Not to leave the ladies out, Fox executives Vanessa Morrison and Darlene Caamano Loquet will be overseeing the project. As of yet, there is not a release date nor any voice actors attached to the project, but keep your eyes open!
This is super exciting news, because it means even more ladies on the big screen – and from beloved comics, no less. I think all IGGPPC comics fans have a soft spot for powerful, multifaceted ladies in their graphic novels – after all, what’s better than seeing the ladies (take a seat, fellas) getting the job done? Not much. More recent graphic novel artists have realized the demand for inspiring lady characters with such comics and graphic novels as Rat Queens, She-Hulk, Saga, Ms. Marvel, Lumberjanes and the new Batgirl all focusing on the many different aspects of what makes being a lady – and being a lady kicking ass – so awesome. If you haven’t picked any of these up yet, go now- there’s sure to be a comic you’ll enjoy! And if you haven’t read Nimona yet, give it a read before the movie is released – it’s even the IggleWorms July 2015 graphic novel choice. Going off of kick ass comics characters – who are your favorite ladies of the medium, new or old? Who would you most like to see with their own movie?