What will you find in this comic besides the fabulous-yet-vague things listed about? Agatha Clay is the primary character, and the tale starts with her. She is the Girl Genius after all. Though she comes from humble beginnings, her life takes a very sharp turn into interesting. Interesting quickly turns into craziness and danger. Exciting chases ensue, daring adventurers appear, and there is a huge steamship. The tale covers action, adventure, a little romance, and mad science. It's actually hard for me to stop talking about how many good things this webcomic offers. I realize I'm still being vague, but I don't want to give away the story to new readers. If this webcomic is new to you, I encourage you to spend a few minutes checking it out.
Since the story has been steaming along for so long, it can be overwhelming for new readers to jump in. You've got several options. Check out the "About GG" section on the right side of the website. You'll find information for new readers, FAQs, cast bios, and even a summary of the story so far if you can't resist diving into the middle of the story. I recommend going back though. Sure, you'll spend a little more time - but don't you want to see how far the story has come? The characters have all taken journeys. It's all available for your reading pleasure for free on the internet, or if you're like me, you can buy the printed copies so that you can flip a page instead of click a button.
Check out the first strip of the gaslamp fantasy here.
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If you are already a reader of Girl Genius, what are some of your favorite things about the comic? No spoilers please.
* I actually don't know what their readership numbers are, but I'd guess that's a minimum.