Date read: 21 January 2015
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ebook (PDF), 172 pages
Published 2010-2011 by Airship Entertainment & Girl Genius
This material originally appeared from November 2010 to November 2011 at www.girlgenius.net
Source: Kickstarter reward for backing The Rats of Mechanicsburg game.
Lots of laughs! I think this volume had me laughing more than any other. So many good in jokes and little jabs and other humorous touches.
Maxim, Oggie and Dimo meet with the Jäger Generals. No saluting for these boys:
Dimo: “Ve vos detached.”
General Khrizhan: “Ah–Indeed hyu vos. Und hyu found uz a Heterodyne gurl!”
Maxim (looking sheepish; how is that even possible?): “Vell… Ectually she kinda found us. Doz dot still count?”
General Khrizhan: “Ho, Yez.”
Maxim (under his breath): ::whew!:: (p. 65)
Tarvek and Gil are hilarious together:
Tarvek: “… I will renounce my crown if you walk down there right now”
Gil: “… That bad?”. (p. 105)
When everyone else advocates Agatha smash up the over-sized monster cat clanks Agatha embraces her heritage:
“Excuse me? Those are my fun-sized mobile agony and death dispensers. They’re works of art! You can break your own stuff, thank you very much.” (p. 107)
The Doom Bell has wrung!
By the way, I should have mentioned that the previous three volumes all won Hugo Awards for Best Graphic Story in the first three years of the category (2009-2001). The creators of Girl Genius removed themselves from consideration the next year “in order to show that the category was a “viable award”.”