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Name: Nimona
Creator: ND Stevenson
Date(s): June 2012-September 2014
Medium: comic (print and web), animated film
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Nimona
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Nimona is a webcomic by ND Stevenson about Nimona, a strong-willed, shape-shifting sidekick to Ballister Blackheart, a supervillain. In 2015, a print version of the comic was published by HarperCollins and nominated for an Eisner award.

Film Adaptation

It was announced that the film rights to Nimona had been optioned by Vertigo Entertainment in partnership with Fox Entertainment Studios, making it one of the only western webcomics to be adapted into a feature-length film.[1] In 2021, however, the film was cancelled after Disney shut down the animation studio responsible for it after buying 20th Century Fox: Blue Sky Studios.[2] Unsurprisingly, this was viewed highly negatively by the fans, especially as the film had allegedly been about 75% complete at the time of cancellation.[3]

In March 2022, former staff of Blue Sky informed Insider that Disney higher ups had had issues with some of the queer themes of the film, including a same-gender kiss.[4] This revelation occurred alongside Disney's involvement in the Don't Say Gay bill controversy, and has merely added to a growing resentment and/or frustration at Disney's pitiful and hypocritical attempts and attitudes towards queer rep.

The project was revived by Annapurna Pictures and picked up by Netflix. The film was released in select cinemas and on streaming in June 2023.




The fandom has produced the Nimona Wiki.


The biggest ship in the fandom is the pairing of Ballister Blackheart/Ambrosius Goldenloin.

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