Agatha Heterodyne and the Hammerless Bell

Agatha Heterodyne and the Hammerless Bell None

  • Title: Agatha Heterodyne and the Hammerless Bell
  • Author: Phil Foglio Kaja Foglio
  • ISBN: 9781890856557
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
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      Published :2019-09-14T17:42:05+00:00

    About "Phil Foglio Kaja Foglio"

    1. Phil Foglio Kaja Foglio

      A popular science fiction fan artist in the 1970s, Phil Foglio began writing and drawing cartoons and comics professionally in the 1980s His work includes Magic The Gathering, Buck Godot, and the popular series of comics and novels, Girl Genius, co written with his wife, Kaja Foglio.Awards Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist 1977 and 1978 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story 2009, 2010, 2011

    134 thoughts on “Agatha Heterodyne and the Hammerless Bell”

    1. I recently gave Phil a Kaja a blurb for their comic, because I love it with a powerful love. "Girl Genius is everything I want in a comic: It's clever without being pretentious, sexy without being smutty, dramatic without being overblown, funny without being foolish, and complex without being complicated. Over the last ten years, I don't think I've re-read any comic as often as I've read Girl Genius."



    2. Mechanicsburg is under siege, Baron Wulfenbach is presumed dead, and various political factions all try to take advantage of the chaos. Agatha Heterodyne is busy, trying to repair Castle Heterodyne and defend her town. Fortunately, she has Gilgamesh Wulfenbach, Tarvek of Sturmhalten, along with a host of allies and minions at her side. Unfortunately, she’s also her her mother still inside her head and Agatha isn’t the only one Lucrezia Mongfish has been using as a host. This volume continues [...]


    3. I love this series, but these later volumes are a bit too action-packed. Sometimes we need a pause to let the readers and characters breathe, like the fourth act of a play where we get some funny banter or the characters have a cup of tea and regroup before the shit hits the fan in the climax. Volumes 9-13 are all climax, and it's exhausting. Still love the series, though.


    4. I wish there was some collective version of the comic that I could rate as a whole, BUT NEVER FEAR, I SHALL MAKE DO WITH THIS.I first checked out Girl Genius on the (then-halfway-dismissed) advice of my friend. I got somewhere up to the middle of Volume 2, where Gil and Agatha fall out of Castle Wulfenbach for the first time (yer, eventually we get used to our heroes falling out of castles), and then got distracted somehow and never went back. Then, just recently, someone asked me if I read Girl [...]


    5. Volume 11: In which Gil and Tarvek finally see each other for what they really are, Agatha repairs the Castle's defenses, the Jagers are obviously plotting something, and the Castle rings the Doom Bell acknowledging Agatha as a true Heterodyne and proper Spark Queen of Mechanicsburg!(It was a really intense volume)The pace of the Girl Genius stories has certainly picked up. When the story started, and Agatha was only just learning who she is, things move at a much slower pace. In fact, looking b [...]


    6. This is the 11th book in the Girl Genius series. This was a great installment in the series but it wasn’t quite as funny and put together as previous books in the series have been. We jump around a lot between different characters.Agatha is at the heart of the castle and is trying to reset it with the last dying fragment she has. Her friends are in a different part of the castle trying to transfer the consciousness of the construct who protected the Wulfenbach children into a new body. Zola is [...]



    7. I still love this series but this particular volume was a bit all over the place, and I have reached maximum frustration with the never ending loose ends that beget even more loose ends. I feel like very little ever gets resolved (or accomplished!), and over time it's supremely frustrating. Events tend to get drawn out over a long period of time, across multiple book volumes. (Or, if you've been reading it in real time on the site, across multiple years.) On the one hand that's a good thing, bec [...]


    8. For many years I have followed Girl Genius Webcomic as one of my daily rituals. I have been following the Foglio's quirky humour and idiosyncratic drawings.What I really like of the series is the depth of scope and worldbuilding, with many details becoming obvious much later than when they appear. As such the recently appeared novels are the perfect complement, as you can finally be inside the head of Agatha, overcoming one of the limitations of comic: wordcount. So instead of being sparse with [...]


    9. The eleventh volume of Agatha Heterodyne's adventures see her racing against time to repair her castle while dodging the machinations of the imposter Zola and the remaining parts of the castle not under the control of the central mind. Meanwhile, armies gather outside Mechanicsburg waiting to strike.There's one heck of a pace to this story. You really feel the pressure that Agatha is under, although the ongoing battle between Gil and Tarvek about who should be her suitor helps to lighten the moo [...]


    10. The storyline gets considerably grimmer in this volume as Mechanicsburg comes under siege. The reader is taken into various different scenarios. The castle, Wulfenbach’s airship, the home of the seneschal Vanamonde and the streets of Mechanisburg are all brought into play as the war against Mechanicsburg escalates. There is suspicion that this sudden revolt has been orchestrated and that can only mean trouble for Agatha.However, ensconced within the castle, Agatha faces her own challenges. Wit [...]


    11. Featuring their Hugo acceptance speech! And, as promised, A Gaslamp Fantasy with Adventure, Romance & Mad Science!Featuring the emperor of cats, a romantic moment where a woman tells a man that she'll hate him forever (which makes him happy, but a minute later, he realizes a small hole in his plot), love triangles, the Baron telling a story teller a fairy tale he never heard before, a protective mechanical cat, a mad castle, and much more!Hard to review. If you already know Girl Genius, you [...]


    12. I'm catching up. There are many things I love about this series - its fast and action packed and has nice art. And a female protagonist, which is something.There are some things I find difficult - there is a fairly large slate of characters, and it can be hard to keep track of them. I prefer it when i read more of the books at one time. (This is why i've switched to the books from the on-line strip.) This isn't unique to Girl Genius.Anyway, i do recommend the series - on line, published, whateve [...]


    13. Having just burned through the 2000-some page archive of this comic, I think I can conclusively say that this is one of the best graphic novel/comic book things that I have ever read, second only to The Sandman or Bone. The characters are interesting, the plot is engaging, and it has one of those stories that seem to want to be told. It is incredibly well drawn and colored, and I'm glad to see that some of my favorite characters returning to the limelight in recent volumes. And the addition of s [...]


    14. There's a lot going on here and a lot of characters, and it's a lot easier to keep track of everything and everyone when reading in collected forum than it was doled out 3 pages a week online. Also, I have to admit this wraps up a story thread that dragged on and on In the books it's not too bad, but online, it felt like it took forever to deal with Castle Heterodyne. It's good to finally get some forward movement to the story.


    15. A long wait for this one, at least in this house. I could read the online comic but find the printed books so much rewarding. and fluid. They finally stopped, I think, expanding the cast of characters and brought back some who we haven't seen in a couple of books. I'd almost forgotten about them. Beautifully drawn, amusingly written, the castle's personality is stronger and is a complete character.


    16. Okay, so the Castle Heterodyne was starting to feel like treading water, trying frantically to avoid sinking under the weight of all the plot twists being piled on. But in this volume, things are once more in motion. The storyline is moving forward. Things are starting to fall into place. The Doom Bell rings I've been a fan of Phil Foglio's for decades now, but this is some of his best, most exciting work. Clearly Kaja brings out the best in him. Looking forward to volume 12!


    17. Girl Genius is a magical series. I hope they continue it for all my life.A lot is answered in this book And there's one big thing that happens at the very end, making me wish Girl Genius Vol 12 was published! I may have to go read it online Though reading just one page a day of Girl Genius frustrates me ;)


    18. I read all 12 volumes over the space of a few days so can't separate one from the other for the sake of reviews, but can say that I'm not disappointed at having had this pointed out to me, only that it took so long for me to get on the bandwagon.


    19. Oh yeah - I'm loving this series. Really fun and Agatha is a great role-model for younger girls or even older girls like me. Again as in the previous 10 issues the illustrations are really wonderful. The whole graphic novel/comic genre has really opened up for me since I found this series.



    20. I'm not usually a graphic novel reader. But these are so fun, packed with so much mayhem and creative inventions, and the amazing colors. A pleasure to savor.


    21. I'm giving this one three stars because while good it did tend to suffer from "lots and lots of characters" syndrome.


    22. Another entertaining volume, though I'm really starting to wish they'd finish with the castle already




    23. The writing was better in this installment than it's been for awhile. And funny. And. As always steampunk-y and full of girl power. Yay!



    24. Is Girl Genius. Is fun. Is explosions. Is silly relationships. Is over the top dramatics. Is mad science nonsense. Is pointless heroics. Is good read.


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