Yes, yes, yes, the rumors are true: Paul Pope is working on a massive, epic project for First Second — in full color and for young readers.

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Here’s a quote from Pope in this week’s PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY COMICS WEEK, just to whet a few appetites:

Battling Boy is aimed at kids and it’s coming out from First Second in 2007. It’s a kind of a fairytale kid Beowulf, or a Peter Pan with teeth. It’s set in a mythical city called Monstropolis, a city the size of a continent that’s overrun with monsters.