Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades (Paperback)

Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades By Mike Cavallaro Cover Image

Other Books in Series

This is book number 1 in the Nico Bravo series.


A 2019 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
A 2020 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Selection

Take another look at your favorite myths and legends in this hillarious new graphic novel by Mike Cavallaro!

Got a problem? At Vulcan’s Celestial Supply Shop, you can find the magical merchandise to set things right. The seasoned staff—a kid named Nico Bravo, a sphinx named Lula, and a unicorn named Buck—pride themselves on providing “legendary service and expertise in all areas of the arcane.”

But Nico’s world is about to be turned upside down, and it’s all thanks his latest customer: Eowulf, the pint-size descendant of the monster slayer Beowulf. Determined to carry on the family business, this would-be warrior plans to slay Cerberus, the terrifying, three-headed hound of Hades. There’s just one problem—Cerberus is the only thing preventing the hordes of the Underworld from entering the land of the living. Can Nico stop Eowulf from unleashing a zombie apocalypse?

About the Author

Mike Cavallaro is from New Jersey and has worked in comics and animation since the early 1990s. His comics include Eisner Award–nominated Parade (with fireworks), The Life and Times of Savior 28 (written by J.M. DeMatteis), Foiled and Curses! Foiled Again (written by Jane Yolen), Decelerate Blue (written by Adam Rapp), and the Nico Bravo series.

Praise For…

"The vivid colors are a perfect fit for this fun, fast-paced graphic novel...An engaging series opener recommended for most middle grade collections." —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781626727519
ISBN-10: 1626727511
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2019
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Nico Bravo