If you missed it last week, we’re super-excited to be announcing a new Paul Pope book coming next year — The Rise of Aurora has the official announcement.

If you’ve read Battling Boy, you may remember that this book also features a girl — Aurora West, the daughter of the science hero Haggard West, who dies in the first scene of the book.  Battling Boy (somewhat unfairly) gets all the attention in this first book, even though he’s a newcomer in town.

Now Aurora is getting a book to herself — and her own chance to shine.  This story goes back to before the start of Battling Boy and we get to learn the secrets of Aurora’s origins — as well as spending some time with her dad, who is still alive!

You can check out some of the art for the book over at Boing Boing.