Battling Boy is one of the year’s major releases, a long brewing hero’s journey accompanied by some of the most spectacular work of Paul Pope’s career. Boing Boing jus debuted the trailer and a 10 page preview. While book trailers are often shorter motion comics, BB work’s pretty well for the limited animation style.
Battling Boy concerns a young hero who must rescue the city of Arcopolis—as boys his age do where he comes from. It’s a story that mixes archetypes from superheroes and mythology, Kirby and Moebius. It’s about time!
Battling Boy comes out from First Second this October.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.