New Release Review: The Glass Scientists vol. 1 by S.H. Cotugno
The Glass Scientists vol. 1 by S.H. Cotugno, whom you might recognize from their work on The Owl House or Gravity Falls, after 5 years online and a built-in fandom, this is the newest highly anticipated webcomic to be released in print! I absolutely devoured this graphic novel, and can’t wait for the next volume! Check out my 5 Reasons to Read below and add this one to your TBRs immediately.
You can purchase a signed copy from Chevalier’s Books for the in-person event & signing taking place on October 30th!
The Glass Scientists: Volume One (The Glass Scientists #1)by S.H. Cotugno
Published by: Razorbill
on October 3rd 2023
Genres: Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, LGBTQIA+, Sci-Fi
The gothic worlds of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein, and more collide in this graphic novel series about buried secrets, mad science, and misunderstood monsters. For fans of stylish reimaginings like Lore Olympus and gaslamp fantasies like The Night Circus!
London isn’t the safest place for mad scientists these days. After that whole ordeal with Frankenstein, angry mobs have gotten awfully good at hunting down monsters and wiping out anything they don’t understand. In fact, if it weren’t for one extraordinary young man, every out-of-the-box thinker would have been locked up . . . or worse.
That young man is none other than Dr. Henry Jekyll. He believes mad scientists would thrive if they could just fix their public image, which is why he founded the Society for Arcane Sciences, a place where like-minded eccentrics could come together to defy the laws of nature in peace.
But everything changes when a mysterious stranger arrives, bent on taking the Society in a radical new direction. With everyone turning against him, Jekyll’s life starts to spiral out of control, shattering all his carefully laid plans and threatening to expose his darkest secret—one that could destroy everything he has built from the inside out.
Volume One collects Chapters 1-7 of this thrilling, humorous, beloved webcomic, which is available in print for the first time ever. It also features a brand-new side story, a behind-the-scenes look at artwork, and more exclusive bonus content!
5 Reasons to Read The Glass Scientists Vol. 1
- Queer graphic novel retelling of Jekyll & Hyde and other gothic tales & monster stories, brimming with themes of duality and self-acceptance
- Rogue, yet extremely charming, steampunk scientists (mad scientists? haha)
- Loveable side cast “the lodgers”
- Ridiculous, explosive, fun is to be had along with the characters (seriously laughs upon laughs!)
- 19th-Century London aesthetic and beautiful art that fits the tone and style
- (bonus) Did I mention it’s queer?