Pope, Paul. Battling Boy. Color by Hilary Sycamore. First Second: New York, 2013. Print.
Battling Boy tells the story of a God boy sent from the Gilded Realm down to the Earthly city of Acropolis on his thirteenth birthday to do his Rambling, a rite of passage test for young gods-in-training from within his realm. Battling Boy must fight against a gang of monsters, but has to deal with attention from city officials and Aurora, the daughter of deceased crime fighter Haggard West. Follow Battling Boy as he begins his rambling and struggles to find himself without the assistance of his father.
Visual and textual style: explosive drawings, dense illustrations, expressive, humor, plot jumps
Potential readers/appeal factors: coming-of-age story, fantasy, monsters, violence, myth, folklore
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Strange Adventures won the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Award for Best Comic Book of the Year in 2010.