Girl Genius: The Epic Adventures of Mad Scientists

A blond girl in raggedy garb standing on a floor made of skulls, with a monster behind her. Next to her is written, "Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones, A Gaslamp Fantasy with Adventure, Romance, and Mad Science, Girl Genius, by Phil and Kaja Foglio."
Image: Girl Genius, Artist: Phil Foglio

Genre: Steampunk/Gaslamp fantasy

Synopsis: In a world where mad science is a superpower and those that have it–Sparks–rule cities and empires, Agatha Clay is a research assistant at a university. She thinks she’s just some girl with a penchant for headaches, until her locket is stolen–and she finds out the locket was somehow suppressing her own Spark. The person who gave her that locket–her uncle–must have been hiding her existence. But why? Continue reading “Girl Genius: The Epic Adventures of Mad Scientists”


Rat Queens: A Fantasy Adventure Starring Unusual Heroes

Image: Image Comics, Artist: Fiona Staples

Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis: The Rat Queens are a rowdy adventuring band. They take on missions for money, get into bar brawls, and party hard. Also, they curse inventively. As much as they and the other adventurers in the town provide safety to the citizens, their escapades have been getting a little…out of control. And so all of the town’s adventurers are assigned missions as a punishment…which goes horribly wrong, and intersects with several groups of people looking for revenge. Continue reading “Rat Queens: A Fantasy Adventure Starring Unusual Heroes”

Round-Up: Crimson Peak Redux and Questionable Content

Crimson Peak 

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Watching this movie for the second time was actually a much more enjoyable experience than watching it the first time–and I already liked it the first time. I love it now. Continue reading “Round-Up: Crimson Peak Redux and Questionable Content”