Girl Genius
Girl Genius

The graphic novels in the canon currently consist of twenty-one complete volumes and one that is currently ongoing. Nineteen of these have been (or soon will be) published in printed form. The completed twentieth and twenty-first volumes, as well as the ongoing twenty-second volume, are available on the web for free, as are all of the previous volumes that also have print editions.

Starting with the fourteenth volume, the story has now entered Act 2 and the volume numbers have started over at one. Volumes in Act 2 will be identified in the chronology by the act number, a dash, and then the volume number; for example, Act 2, Volume 1 (overall volume number 14) will be identified as 2-1. Eventually, references in these chronologies to the volumes in the first part, Act 1, will be renumbered to match. While "Act 1" and "Act 2" were originally used by the Foglios to refer to the two parts of Girl Genius, eventually they settled on The First Journey of Agatha Heterodyne and The Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne as the official names for the two sections.

The chronology pages describe the comics to assist scholars in finding the page on which something occurred. For each comic, the chronology pages identify the characters that appear, actions taken, significant quotes, and other things of interest. Section titles are from the canon unless otherwise noted.

For a partial timeline of the events in the comic, see Internal Chronology.

Novel (Agatha H. and the ...) Graphic Novel Chronology Cast List
Summary Chapters Volume Summary Starting
Act 1 Agatha Heterodyne and the ...
... Airship City 1-3 Volume I ... Beetleburg Clank November 2002 Volume I Cast I
4-6 Volume II ... Airship City May 2003 Volume II Cast II
7-10 Volume III ... Monster Engine December 2003 Volume III Cast III
... Clockwork Princess 1-4 Volume IV ... Circus of Dreams October 2004 Volume IV Cast IV
5-9 Volume V ... Clockwork Princess May 2005 Volume V Cast V
10-13 Volume VI ... Golden Trilobite March 2006 Volume VI Cast VI
... Voice of the Castle 1-3 Volume VII ... Voice of the Castle February 2007 Volume VII Cast VII
4-6 Volume VIII ... Chapel of Bones February 2008 Volume VIII Cast VIII
7-10[1] Volume IX ... Heirs of the Storm January 2009 Volume IX Cast IX
10[1]-11[2] Volume X ... Guardian Muse December 2009 Volume X Cast X
... Siege of Mechanicsburg Volume XI ... Hammerless Bell October 2010 Volume XI Cast XI
Volume XII ... Siege of Mechanicsburg November 2011 Volume XII Cast XII
Volume XIII ... Sleeping City December 2012 Volume XIII Cast XIII
Act 2
Volume 2-1 The Beast of the Rails March 2014 Volume 2-1 Cast 2-1
Volume 2-2 The City of Lightning January 2015 Volume 2-2 Cast 2-2
Volume 2-3 The Incorruptible Library November 2015 Volume 2-3 Cast 2-3
Volume 2-4 Kings and Wizards September 2016 Volume 2-4 Cast 2-4
Volume 2-5 Queens and Pirates July 2017 Volume 2-5 Cast 2-5
Volume 2-6 Sparks and Monsters September 2018 Volume 2-6 Cast 2-6
Volume 2-7 Volume 7 of Act 2 July 2019 Volume 2-7 Cast 2-7
Volume 2-8 Volume 8 of Act 2 April 2020 Volume 2-8 Cast 2-8

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Chapter 10 starts with the very end of Volume IX and inludes part of Volume X.
  2. Chapter 11 starts partway into Volume X, but ends about halfway through it.