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Girl Genius is an ongoing "gaslamp fantasy" comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. Girl Genius follows the career of Agatha Heterodyne—a hapless student at Transylvania Polygnostic University who discovers that she has more going for her than she thought.[1] The comic was originally published on January 2001 in the Secret Blueprints, Vol. I preview issue and 21 February 2005 on the web.

Summary

In an alternate-history "Europa", mad scientists called "Sparks" turned the Industrial Revolution into a full-scale war that ravaged the continent, with several Sparks vying for the right to rule in the present day. Enter Agatha Clay, a student at Transylvania Polygnostic University who seems to be anything but a genius. Events, however, gradually bring to light the fact that she has abilities, and a family history, that have been kept secret from her, and she must flee for her life. For the first time in a century, hope springs in the hearts of common people as our heroine, now Agatha Heterodyne, learns to mix scientific genius and kindly compassion to regain her heritage and free Europa from mad sparks and tyrannical dictators.

Content Warnings

Girl Genius is recommended for an audience of teens and up. For: occasional innuendo, some violence and the occasional "damn".[2]

About the Creators

Girl Genius was created by Professors Phil & Kaja Foglio, a pair of professional writers and illustrators. Phil and Kaja live in Seattle, Washington, on the West coast of the United States. Every year they travel to a number of appearances at steampunk, anime, science fiction/fantasy, game and comic book conventions.[3] Phil Foglio currently provides most of the inks for comic, but Volume One was inked by Brian Snoddy, Volumes Two and Three were colored by Mark McNabb, Volume Four was colored by Laurie E. Smith, Cheyenne Wright is the current colorist as of Volume Five.

Releases

  • Volume 1: Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank (96 pp) (reprints #1–3)
  • Volume 2: Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City (112 pp) (reprints #4–6)
  • Volume 3: Agatha Heterodyne and the Monster Engine (128 pp) (reprints #7–9)
  • Volume 4: Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus Of Dreams (128 pp) (reprints #10–13 + April–June 2005 webcomic)
  • Volume 5: Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess (112 pp) (reprints webcomic)
  • Volume 6: Agatha Heterodyne and the Golden Trilobite (150 pp) (reprints webcomic)
  • Volume 7: Agatha Heterodyne and the Voice of the Castle (128 pp) (reprints webcomic)
  • Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones (144 pp) (reprints webcomic)
  • Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm (144 pg) (reprints webcomic)
  • Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse (152 pg) (reprints webcomic)
  • Volume 11: Agatha Heterodyne and the Hammerless Bell (168 pg) (reprints webcomic)
  • Volume 12: Agatha Heterodyne and the Siege of Mechanicsburg (192 pg) (reprints webcomic)
  • Volume 13: Agatha Heterodyne and the Sleeping City (160 pg) (reprints webcomic)

Reception

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External Links

References

  1. What is Girl Genius?
  2. What age group is Girl Genius written for?
  3. Girl Genius Adventures - About

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