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During steampunk week at GeekMom , I was inspired to look for steampunk style comics. There's Ruse , of course, especially since the first issue of the revamp came out last week but I'd written about it before and I wanted something new. Then someone on my flist on livejournal recommended Girl Genius. I'd heard of the comic but I'd never read it. My loss, though the silver lining is that I now I have volumes of great stories to read. Girl Genius is the story of Agatha Clay, a harried apprentice to one of her town's most prominent scientists.
In this world, which the creators call "gaslamp fantasy," scientists also have a magic called "the spark" which allows them to invent amazing creatures. It's a fascinating mosh of the Victorian era, magic and emerging technology. It's also a great deal of fun, as Agatha has to navigate between warring scientists with the "spark" and the mystery surrounding her background. To provide more plot summary than that would result in too many spoilers but I'll say that Agatha has only begun to sense the truth about her world and her own powers.
Whatever you do, if you don't like spoilers, stay away from the Wikipedia article. It gives away the mystery of Agatha's parents right away. The comic is written in a manga-influenced style which means it mixes wonderful imagery with menace and silly, over-the-top moments.
There's a lot of humor, there are really cool gadgets, fun characters and a likable protagonist. Even though the main character is a girl, I think boys would like it just as much. I know "adventure, romance, mad science!
People do die, though not graphically, and the comic begins with Agatha being attacked by two men and her locket stolen. I like that scene, especially since Agatha fights back and nearly wins, and it's done without gore, but it can be a little scary for younger kids. The official website rates the comic for ages ten and above. It has enough imagination to keep a parent involved, especially with all the politics and infighting among the scientists.
And who doesn't want to see a big mechanical monster attack? This is one case where the medium is greatly served by the subject matter.
The world around Agatha Clay lends itself to incredible visuals and the art is lush and allows a reader to sink into the world. I read it online but I would recommend the books over the online experience because I had to scroll down a bit to read the full page and I would rather have read it with the whole page in front of me.
One niggle and that's the over-exaggerated humor. It took a little while for me to get used to it. In the first book, the monster is revealed in a full page spread, impressive not only for the clanking monster but also for the reactions of all the characters.
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I would have gone so far as to bet money on it. A lot of money. And, apparently, I would have lost that money. They attend a lot of the big conventions. How about we just look at the cover for a moment while I think of something sufficiently gushy:.
It features a female lead character in an alternate-history Victorian-style " steampunk " setting, although elements veer from what is usually thought of as steampunk. Kaja Foglio, one of the co-creators, describes it as " gaslamp fantasy " instead to suggest its more fantastic style. Agatha H. The specific idea for the style of Girl Genius came about when Kaja Foglio went through some of Phil's loose drawings: "I was going through all of Phil's old files and I was filing all of the old sketches, and I was coming across weird airships and cats in tophats with walking canes, and all of this Victoriana sci-fi stuff
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The graphic novels in the canon currently consist of twenty complete volumes and one that is currently ongoing. Nineteen of these have been or soon will be published in printed form. The completed twentieth and ongoing twenty-first volumes are available on the web for free, as are all of the previously printed volumes. Starting with the fourteenth volume, the story has now entered Act 2 and the volume numbers have started over at one. Volumes in Act 2 will be identified in the chronology by the act number, a dash, and then the volume number; for example, Act 2, Volume 1 overall volume number 14 will be identified as Eventually, references in these chronologies to the volumes in the first part, Act 1, will be renumbered to match. The chronology pages describe the comics to assist scholars in finding the page on which something occurred.
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When I first heard about this book, I was intrigued. I wondered if someone had finally taken enough care to understand the world of truly gifted children. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Although the book certainly has eye candy-like appeal, It's broken into diary entries it doesn't even attempt to convey the thing that, for me at least, I most wish people would understand-- that we're not really much different than anybody else!
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So am I. I come over and lay next to her, the room dark, the diffuser on. Yes, I really like to code. I like finding ways to communicate with the computer and solving problems.
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