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Girl Genius: Omnibus Edition #1 (No. 1) (edition 2006)

by Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio

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Title:Girl Genius: Omnibus Edition #1 (No. 1)
Authors:Phil Foglio
Other authors:Kaja Foglio
Info:Studio Foglio (2006), Edition: Omnibus Ed, Paperback, 312 pages
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I've heard wonderful things about this web comic series for years. It's pure steampunk: airships galore, crazy inventions, monstrosities of science, mad scientists and more.

I struggled at the start of the book because many new elements of world-building were thrown my way and things weren't explained quickly. It was really at the 2/3 point that I really got into it and found myself cheering for Agatha and the rest of the cast. ( )
  ladycato | Jun 25, 2014 |
Adventure! Romance! MAD SCIENCE!

I don??t read many graphic novels ƒ?? though Iƒ??ve tried many of them, theyƒ??re just not my thing. In fact, I only read one graphic novel and thatƒ??s GIRL GENIUS by Phil & Kaja Foglio. I love this comic and I must not be the only one ƒ??itƒ??s won the Hugo Award three times (and lots of other awards, too). Therefore, I was thrilled to see that Tor is releasing hardback omnibus versions of GIRL GENIUS because this comic is a work of art that deserves to be beautifully bound and displayed on coffee tables everywhere.

GIRL GENIUS is a ƒ??gaslamp fantasyƒ? set in a Victorian-style world which produces ƒ??Sparksƒ? ƒ?? admired, but also somewhat mad, geniuses who are able to create bizarre machines and biological constructs ƒ?? some which make life easier for... Read More: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/agatha-awakens/ ( )
  Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
I had been wanting to read the Girl Genius graphic novels for a long time. When I ran into this Ominbus at Half Price Books I was super excited. This was a highly amusing and entertaining read. It has a complex story, wonderful characters, a fantastic world, and is a hilarious read.

Agatha Clay lives in a world where inventors are king and help to keep the peace. The best inventors possess the Spark which enables them to create powerful and creative inventions. However, Agatha’s inventions always fail. Then her locket gets stolen by a soldier on the street and Agatha start developing some interesting abilities. It ends up Agatha might have the Spark after all and this makes her interesting to Baron Klaus Wulfenbach and his son Gil. Baron Wulfenbach is trying to maintain order in the city.

This book was so much fun to read. I love the characters, the world, and the story. I wasn't a huge fan of the illustration style (it’s a bit cartoony for me), but it does fit this quirky and manic story very well. The colors are bright and fun. All of the characters are also illustrated in a way that makes them all look kind of manly, this bothered me a bit but I prefer it over strangely proportioned female bodies, so I guess it’s okay.

The world is complex and just spectacular, I really enjoyed the blend of steampunk and magic. The characters are hilarious, complex, and fun to read about. There is a lot going on in this story and so many things I am curious to learn more about. How will Agatha use her Spark? Will Gil figure out how to actually talk to women? Will the lost Heterodyne family ever be found? Is Baron Wulfenbach evil or is he just trying to keep his city safe?

Overall I really really enjoyed this graphic novel. I laughed so many times reading this and enjoyed the characters so much. I can't wait to read the next installment in this series. Highly recommended for fans who are looking for an over-the-top, laugh-out-lot steampunk graphic novels series. It was a lot of fun to read. ( )
  krau0098 | Mar 17, 2014 |
A rollicking steampunk tale of adventure and fun, rendered in bright colours. There is a lot of humour and an interesting plot, as well as some gloriously over-the-top characters, bosomy girls and silly accents. What's not to like? ( )
  questbird | Mar 3, 2014 |
A really fun and enjoyable read! I kept hearing good things about this series. Very glad that my library had this omnibus collection. It gave me a quick, easy taste of what the series is about. I'll definitely read more very soon. ( )
  alsatia | Aug 10, 2013 |
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Collects three adventures of Agatha Clay, girl genius and descendent of the Heterodyne line of mad scientists.

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