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.
There is no one in comics like Paul Pope: gifted beyond all reason, he is an artist of immense protean talents and a deep soulfulness.In Battling Boy, Pope has spun a smashingly beautiful adventure about a not-so-powerful boy-god sent down from the higher dimensions to save a crumbling city from the monsters that afflict it. Rapturously inked and drawing upon what feels like the entire tradition of pulp storytelling, Battling Boy is a thunderclap of a book--a kaleidoscopic mash-up of the highest order where kaiju mix it up with science heroes, and where a girl named Aurora takes up her fallen father's jet-pack (and his weapons) and nearly steals the whole show. Friends, this book is a number one stunner and the second installment cannot come soon enough. Junot Diaz, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao 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 Pope is set to soar to glory. "Wired" A new generation hero. "Entertainment Weekly"