Steampunk lovers will be no strangers to Girl Genius, the seminal, award winning comic series created by the amazing Foglios.
Since its inception in 2001, Phil and Kaja’s amazing world of gaslamp fantasy has captured the hearts and minds of readers around the world, introducing them to a spunky heroine whose coming of age story propels her across a continent of conspiracy, conflict and MAD SCIENCE!
Girl Genius is a great read (I’ve been a fan for the past five years), and if you’re looking to start, then there’s no better place than this Omnibus Edition, which collects Books 1 to 3 of the series.
The 319-page hardcover charts Agatha Clay’s growth as a Spark (that’s Genius-speak for super powered inventor types), when she awakens to her power following a rash of unfortunate events.
It’s a journey that has her traipsing through the interior of an airship city, dodging deadly bugs from another dimension, and evading pursuit from people who either want to use her, or want her dead, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The art’s drawn and colored in the Foglio’s exaggerated and vibrant style – an eclectic brand of cartooning and coloring that complement to the fantastical nature of the story, and the script’s pretty sweet, so readers who’re in it for the meat won’t be disappointed.
Check this omnibus out at Harris Planerds. You can also keep track of Agatha’s adventures at the official Girl Genius site.