OVERRIDE

The Rise of Aurora West

Battling Boy

written by Paul Pope with JT Petty; Illustrations by David Rubín

First Second

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.

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Praise for The Rise of Aurora West

Praise for Battling Boy:

"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

"A new generation hero." —Entertainment Weekly

Praise for The Rise of Aurora West:

"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

Praise for Battling Boy:

"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

"A new generation hero." —Entertainment Weekly

Reviews from Goodreads

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • written by Paul Pope with JT Petty; Illustrations by David Rubín

  • 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 Times Best-Seller.

    JT Petty is an American film director, author, and video game writer. His graphic novel, Bloody Chester, was also published by First Second. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

     

    David Rubin is a Spanish cartoonist who has published several critically-acclaimed graphic novels including The Hero and Beowulf. He has also directed an animated feature film, Spirit of the Forest, and has been the subject of a documentary film himself.

  • Paul Pope
    Paul Pope
  • J. T. Petty
    J. T. Petty
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The Rise of Aurora West

Battling Boy

written by Paul Pope with JT Petty; Illustrations by David Rubín

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