Book 2 in the NICO BRAVO series from First Second Books. 192 pages, All-ages.
Ahriman, God of Evil, is fed up with young Nico thwarting all of his heinous plans
and sends a shapeshifter named Orcus to Vulcan’s Celestial Supply Shop on a
covert mission to take Nico and his crew down! But nothing goes as planned,
causing the bumbling God of Misfortune to enter the fray, What will happen to Nico
and his friends when all their troubles converge in a desperate battle for the fate
of the Universe?
Praise for NICO BRAVO:
2019 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
2019 Junior Library Guild Selection
2020 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Selection
KIRKUS: “Smart, fast-paced fun…filling it’s full-color panels with enough intrigue and explosions to keep pages flying.”
SEQUENTIAL TART: “It has adventure, battles, self-discovery, and alliterative exclaimations. The art is excellent. The coloring is outstanding. There’s tons of humor too.”
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: “[A] fun, fast-paced graphic novel. VERDICT: An engaging series opener recommended for most middle grade collections.”
GRAPHIC NOVEL RESOURCES: “A real smorgasbord for any fan of myths and legends. [It] features great characters, a plot full of twists and turns, and lots of mythological hi-jinx.”
PAGE 45: “There’s much you’ll find to chuckle at here. This is also, though, a substantial and sophisticated adventure yarn.”