Battling Boy


Battling Boy Taps Academy Award Winner Patrick Osborne To Direct

Battling Boy Taps Academy Award Winner Patrick Osborne To Direct

Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt's production company, has picked Patrick Osborne to direct their upcoming adaptation of Paul Pope's graphic novel Battling Boy Osborne won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film this year for Feast He's also worked on full-length animated features such as Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, The Polar Express and Big Hero 6.As[...]


Before Battling Boy Aurora West Took Flight

Before Battling Boy, Aurora West Took Flight

By Cameron HathewayPaul Pope’s Eisner award-winning Battling Boy garnered heaps of acclaim last year, and with good reason The story of the son of a god saving a city ripe with criminals and monsters was action-packed and memorable, captivating readers with Pope’s dynamic style and storytelling While he’s hard at work on the second Battling[...]

Image Watch: The Big Joe Casey Sex Interview Part 2

Image Watch: The Big Joe Casey Sex Interview Part 2

I'm looking out for the continuation of Paul Pope's Battling Boy characters, whenever that stuff hits I've been getting a big kick out of Warren Ellis' Moon Knight issues, and for the first issue, at least, I'm digging his Supreme head trip Generally, whatever Image Comics is doing, I'm keen to at least check out,[...]

Bleeding Cools 11 Best Graphic Novels of 2013

Bleeding Cool's 11 Best Graphic Novels of 2013

Battling Boy, from FirstSecond Books, written and illustrated by Paul PopePaul Pope is always at home in the macro-level planning of a long-form work and Battling Boy is a testament to that Here we see that scope as well as an intrinsic commitment to visual storytelling in every panel, and an all-ages appropriate narrative to[...]

Angoulêmes Full Official Selection Lists For 2014

Angoulême's Full Official Selection Lists For 2014

Angoulême, the best and biggest comic book festival in the Western world, has unveiled it's official selection for its 41st year, a list of what it considers to be the best comic books published in French, from which the show's final winning awards will be chosen.Familiar titles for regular Bleeding Cool readers include Paul Pope's[...]

Battling Paul Pope Round Two &#8211 And Battling Boy Volume Two

Battling Paul Pope, Round Two – And Battling Boy Volume Two

Joe Glass writes;So I recently did an interview with Paul Pope, talking about his wonderful new book, Battling Boy You can even still read it, if so inclined, here.Now, I had asked a few other questions that I was waiting to hear back from, and today I received the answers to them Some nice little[...]

Battling Paul Pope

Battling Paul Pope

Joseph Glass writes;This year’s NYCC saw the launch of Battling Boy for comics legend Paul Pope I had the chance to have a quick chat with Paul about his new book, and why he wanted to make an all ages title in today’s comic book market.Paul, obviously, you've been working in comics for a while[...]

Monday Morning Runaround &#8211 Battling Boy To Middleman

Monday Morning Runaround – Battling Boy To Middleman

 The setting doesn't allow for any possible examination of things young readers may currently be experiencing (racism, sexism, gangs, violence etc...) and every other issue seems to involve friendships breaking over squabbles about who gets to "go steady" with Archie. AN EASY BATTLE TO WINThe Huffington Post loves Paul Pope's Battling Boy. Both Pope's writing and art[...]



First Second: Gene Yang and Paul Pope in Conversation

First Second: Gene Yang and Paul Pope in Conversation

I was excited now, because I had actually read the book within the last year and I had related to story of a student who was different and his struggles to find his place.Paul PopePaul was at SDCC to promote his upcoming release of Battling Boy, in stores October 8, 2013 Battling Boy targets the[...]