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"People keep giving me rings — but I think a small death ray might be more practical."

Mad Scientists rule the world. Badly.

Girl Genius is a webcomic (originally a print series) by Phil and Kaja Foglio, which has become one of the classics of the Steampunk genre, though the creators describe it as Gaslamp Fantasy.

The title character of the story is Miss Agatha Clay, who begins as a young apprentice to a type of Mad Scientist known to the world as a "Spark". Despite her interest, hard work and tuition, she is frustratingly bad at mechanics, for reasons far greater than she's ever realised. It's hardly a spoiler to say that is because she is actually the last of a legendarily powerful Spark family, hidden to keep her safe. Of course, that secrecy never lasts forever, Her adventures span 17 published volumes as of 2018, and that number increases by roughly one volume a year.

Please note here, "We recommend Girl Genius for an audience of teens and up". Was also the winner of the Graphic Story Hugo Award for three years running (2009-2011).Fun Fact 


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