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The Fall of the House of West

|| Aurora West is on the verge of solving the mystery of her mother's death, but it's hard keeping her efforts a secret from her grieving father, the legendary monster-hunter Haggard West. What Aurora doesn't realize is that she's about to blow open a secret that may very well destroy what's left of her family... and, indeed, all of Arcopolis.

The Fall of the House of West

Aurora West is on the verge of solving the mystery of her mother’s death, but it’s hard keeping her efforts a secret from her grieving father, the legendary monster-hunter Haggard West. Between her school work and her hours training and hunting with her dad, Aurora is hard-pressed to find time to be a secret sleuth. But she’s nothing if not persistent.

What Aurora doesn’t realize is that she’s about to blow open a secret that may very well destroy what’s left of her family…and, indeed, all of Arcopolis.

From writer Paul Pope and artists JT Petty and David Rubín comes The Fall of the House of West, the nail-biting sequel to The Rise of Aurora West! Available October 13th from First Second.

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The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Paul Pope

Welcome back to The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe, a recurring series here on Tor.com featuring some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, and others!

Today we’re joined by Paul Pope, 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 and his latest work The Rise of Aurora West, part of the Battling Boy series of graphic novels, is out on September 30th from First Second Books. Check out some of the comic here.

Read his answers below and get a rough sketch of how Paul directs his life. The term “lone wolf” seems apt here.

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Series: The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe

The Rise of Aurora West (Comic Excerpt)

The extraordinary world introduced in Paul Pope’s Battling Boy is rife with monsters and short on heroes… but in this action-driven extension of the Battling Boy universe, we see it through a new pair of eyes: Aurora West, daughter of Arcopolis’s last great hero, Haggard West.

A prequel to Battling Boy, The Rise of Aurora West follows the young hero as she seeks to uncover the mystery of her mother’s death, and to find her place in a world overrun with supernatural monsters and all-too-human corruption. With a taut, fast-paced script from Paul Pope and JT Petty and gorgeous, kinetic art from David Rubin, The Rise of Aurora West (the first of two volumes) is a tour de force in comics storytelling.

The Rise of Aurora West is out on September 30th from First Second Books, but you can read an excerpt now!

[Read an excerpt from The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope]

Paul Pope’s Battling Boy (Comics Excerpt)

Monsters roam through Arcopolis, swallowing children into the horrors of their shadowy underworld. Only one man is a match for them – the genius vigilante Haggard West.

Unfortunately, Haggard West is dead.

The world needs a new hero. A young man from a mystical place descends to Earth, accompanied by his father…

Tor.com is excited to present an excerpt from Battling Boy, a new graphic novel from comic creator Paul Pope! First Second will release Battling Boy this coming October, but you can preview it below right now.

[Read an excerpt from Battling Boy]

Battling Boy (Excerpt)

The death of Haggard West, Earth’s protector, has initiated a cosmic protocol. The world needs a new hero. A young man from a mystical place descends to Earth, accompanied by his father.

Tor.com is excited to present an excerpt from Battling Boy, a new graphic novel from comic creator Paul Pope! First Second will release Battling Boy this coming October, but you can preview it below right now.

[Read an excerpt from Battling Boy]