The Glass Scientists: Volume One
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!
Praise for The Glass Scientists: Volume One
"A wickedly sharp adventure!" —ND Stevenson, New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award–winning creator of Nimona and co-creator of the Lumberjanes series
"The Glass Scientists is a madcap adventure through a world of potions and monsters. Cotugno is a storytelling force, and their vibrant art and sense of character pulls the reader directly into the cobblestone streets. This is a comic that you won't be able to put down." —Molly Knox Ostertag, New York Times bestselling creator of The Witch Boy series and The Girl from the Sea
"Stunning, lush, and delightfully whimsical." —Ngozi Ukazu, New York Times bestselling creator of the Check, Please! series
"The Glass Scientists is stunning, heartfelt, and has one of the most interesting takes on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde I’ve ever seen. Be prepared to fall in love with every character, creature, and affront to God." —Dana Terrace, creator of The Owl House
"Cotugno is an incredible storyteller and illustrator. With passionate and loveable characters, The Glass Scientists brings you into a world of magic, science, and mysteries. It’s one you’ll immediately get sucked into and want to be a part of." —Daron Nefcy, creator of Star vs. the Forces of Evil
"Fast-paced and funny." —ICv2
"This imaginative, beautifully illustrated work… explores themes of identity, imposter syndrome, and living authentically in a world that doesn’t want you to." —Kirkus Reviews
"The detailed, jewel-toned artwork packs intriguing details into just about every panel, and the gothic atmosphere is in fun contrast to the cartoonish figures and action." —Booklist