Nimona by Noelle Stevenson is a delightful graphic novel about an evil villain's unconventional sidekick.
Blackheart doesn't need a sidekick, so he's none too pleased when he
comes home and finds one, Nimona, making herself at home in his lair.
Nimona convinces him that she could be useful to his plots -- she is a
shapeshifter, after all. Together, they can take down the Institute, an
organization that Ballister believes is not as benevolent as everyone
has been led to suppose. However, he and Nimona have some slight
differences of opinion as to correct tactics for achieving their goals .
I'm not always a big fan of the graphic novel, but this is
the best one I've read in some time. The characters are so delightfully
complex, the worldbuilding is so fascinating, and there's such great
humor in the story. Highly recommended to graphic novel fans, fantasy
readers, and just about anyone, really.
(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)