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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.

For more information on the double-page spreads in this volume, see double-page spreads in Girl Genius.

For more information on special pages in this volume, see the list of special pages, notes, and annotations.

Chronology Overview         Internal Chronology
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One or more of the following symbols may be attached to a name to indicate the type of appearance. For more explanation, see Chronology Sigils Key.

     (!) Sparking             (!!) God-sparking            (*) Heterodyning
      <  Flashback             >   Flashforward             =  Flash-concurrent
      ~  Imagined              \   Hidden                   ?  Uncertain
      %  Recorded image        @   Transmitted image        #  Controlled body

For more information about the page records and guidelines for adding new ones, see Girl Genius:Editing the Chronology.

The Library[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne library.


Identifier
Page
Characters
Actions
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Names Used Text Extras
2010-11-03 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (005)
Forum:2010-11-03 (Wednesday)
Agatha, Tarvek
Agatha and Tarvek see the library for the first time.
Meanwhile-
Narration, panel 1


2010-11-05 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (006)
Forum:2010-11-05 (Friday)
Tarvek, Agatha
Agatha and Tarvek continue to explore the library.
Tarvek: "Agatha, I've decided. I'm going to marry you for your library."
Zola, Higgs Elegant and finely-crafted link to the full image for pages (005) and (006).


2010-11-08 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (007)
Forum:2010-11-08 (Monday)
Agatha, Tarvek
Agatha and Tarvek fruitlessly search the library. There's no sign of the clanks Agatha sent on ahead.
your little clanks, the castle


2010-11-10 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (008)
Forum:2010-11-10 (Wednesday)
Agatha, <Carson von Mekkhan, Tarvek, Castle Heterodyne
Hearing a voice coming from the floor, Agatha and Tarvek roll up the trilobite rug. Agatha suspects that the Lion didn't quite kill everything.
The Castle: damage sustained.
The Castle (Castle Heterodyne#Central_Brain)


2010-11-12 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (009)
Forum:2010-11-12 (Friday)
Agatha, Tarvek, Castle Heterodyne
The rug concealed a map projection system, which displays an automatically updated map of the Castle at somewhat low resolution.

Theo Works in Unstable Conditions[]

Location: Lucrezia's secret lab.


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2010-11-15 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (010)
Forum:2010-11-15 (Monday)
Sleipnir, Theo, Otilia in Von Pinn
Beneath the unstable lab ceiling, Theo preps Otilia for transfer. Sleipnir is chained out of harm's way, and is distinctly unhappy about it, particularly since something is coming down the stairs.
Sleipnir: "If you die I'll hate you forever, you selfish pig!"
Theo: "Good! Yes! Hate me for years and years and years."
Lucrezia Mongfish
Deep beneath Castle Heterodyne, in Lucrezia Mongfish's secret laboratory-
Narration, panel 1
Rrrumble!
SFX, panels 7, 8


2010-11-17 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (011)
Forum:2010-11-17 (Wednesday)
Sleipnir, Theo, Fräulein Snaug, Moloch von Zinzer, Dingbots
Moloch and Snaug ride a Dingbot piloted Fun-Sized Mobile Agony and Death Dispenser down the stairs.
Rrumbl Rrumbl
SFX, panel 1
Rrumble!
SFX, panels 3, 4


2010-11-19 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (012)
Forum:2010-11-19 (Friday)
Fräulein Snaug, Moloch von Zinzer, Theo, Sleipnir, Dingbots
Snaug outlines the plan to transfer Otilia/Von Pinn to the Mobile Fun Unit.
Agatha, Von Pinn


2010-11-22 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (013)
Forum:2010-11-22 (Monday)
Doctor Mittelmind, Professor Mezzasalma, Theo, <Doctor Mittelmind, <Professor Mezzasalma
Mittelmind and Mezzasalma arrive, having seen to their departed colleague. Theo urges them to focus on the transfer process. Charmed by Theo's youthful enthusiasm, they vow to crush his spirit.
Mittelmind: "Ah, youth!"
Mezzasalma: "Glorious, optimistic youth!"
Mittelmind: "Let me crush his spirit."
Mezzasalma: "Oh, not fair! You disillusioned that chap last month."
Professor Diaz

Agatha is Mean to Tarvek[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne library.


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2010-11-24 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (014)
Forum:2010-11-24 (Wednesday)
Agatha, Tarvek, Dingbots
Examining the Castle map, Agatha figures out where to get access. Tarvek figures out how and gets teased for it.
Back in the library-
Narration, panel 1
It's Hammer Time
Hammer, panel 2
Clik
SFX, panel 5
Shoonk
SFX, panel 6


2010-11-26 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (015)
Forum:2010-11-26 (Friday)
Agatha, Tarvek, Dingbots, Castle Heterodyne#Otilia
While working to access the Castle's central nervous system, Agatha continues to tease. Tarvek gets more and more annoyed.
Your family (House Sturmvoraus)


2010-11-29 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (016)
Forum:2010-11-29 (Monday)
Tarvek, Agatha, Dingbots, Castle Heterodyne#Otilia
Tarvek connects Otilia's head to the Castle. The teasing gets so bad Tarvek figures out Agatha is acting like Lucrezia. Agatha aghast, agrees.
The Muses, Lucrezia


2010-12-01 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (017)
Forum:2010-12-01 (Wednesday)
Agatha, Tarvek, Dingbots
Agatha realizes she is so tired she is being influenced by Lu, even with the locket on. Tarvek offers his help. A worried Agatha allows herself to be comforted in the arms of Tarvek. This makes him smile.
Lucrezia, my father

Transferring VonPinn[]

Location: Lucrezia's formerly secret lab.


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2010-12-03 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (018)
Forum:2010-12-03 (Friday)
Theo, Moloch, Fräulein Snaug, Von Pinn, Professor Mezzasalma, Doctor Mittelmind, Sleipnir, various dingbots, Queenie, refurbished Fun-MADD
Theo initiates the transfer of Otilia/Von Pinn into the tiger-dog.
Snaug: "Psst- it's 'Yes, Master!'"
Moloch: "...not even if it would get me out of the castle tonight."
Lucrezia
Crackle!
SFX, panel 3
zt! zt!
SFX, panel 6
Clak
SFX, panel 8


2010-12-06 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (019)
Forum:2010-12-06 (Monday)
Doctor Mittelmind, Theo, refurbished Fun-MADD, Sleipnir, Professor Mezzasalma
The transfer occurs. Problems due to vibrations and oscillations mount.
The organic body (Von Pinn) CRAK!


2010-12-08 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (020)
Forum:2010-12-08 (Wednesday)
Professor Mezzasalma, Doctor Mittelmind, Theo, Sleipnir
The roof collapses.
Dr. Mittelmind: "We're experiencing a resonance disaster!"
CRACK
SFX, panel 1
CRACKK RUMMMBLE
SFX, panel 5


2010-12-10 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (021)
Forum:2010-12-10 (Friday)
Sleipnir, Theo, Moloch, Fräulein Snaug, Otilia#Fun-MADD, Professor Mezzasalma, Doctor Mittelmind
The dust settles. Otilia uses her new body to shelter the sparks and minions.
Otilia: "Well, tiny minion- Am I not Otilia- The Muse of Protection?"


2010-12-13 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (022)
Forum:2010-12-13 (Monday)
Professor Mezzasalma, Otilia#Fun-MADD, Sleipnir, Theo
Otilia finds her new body… acceptable. With the ceiling collapse having cleared the shaft, and a trap having blocked the stairs, Otilia suggest the only way out is up.
Van Rijn, Troublesome Heterodyne Girl (Agatha)


2010-12-15 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (023)
Forum:2010-12-15 (Wednesday)
Theo, Otilia#Fun-MADD, Moloch, Fräulein Snaug, various dingbots, Queenie
Moloch and dingbots climb aboard Otilia's back. Snaug describes her contingency plan. Otilia leaps.
YAAAAAAAAAAA


2010-12-17 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (024)
Forum:2010-12-17 (Friday)
Moloch, Otilia#Fun-MADD, various dingbots, Queenie
Otilia leaps to the edge but it proves unstable. Moloch jumps but realizes he can't make it.
scrabble, scrabble, CRUMBLE


2010-12-20 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (025)
Forum:2010-12-20 (Monday)
Moloch, Otilia#Fun-MADD, Theo
Otilia propels Von Zinzer with a paf from her paw; falls back to the secret lab. Offers others more thrill rides.
Otilia: "Heh. Tricky- but I think I now have the hang of it. Who would like to go next?"
PAF!
SFX, panel 2
Graaaaaaaaaa
SFX, panel 3
Crash!
SFX, panel 4

Back in the Great Movement Chamber[]

Location: The Great Movement Chamber.


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2010-12-22 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (026)
Forum:2010-12-22 (Wednesday)
Otilia#Fun-MADD, Sleipnir, Fräulein Snaug, Moloch, Theo, Mittelmind, various dingbots, Queenie
All the help from the lab have received a ride to the Great Movement Chamber. Moloch and Queenie assess the next task, fixing the power.
Moloch: "Sure, this is tough, but it's not brains tough. It's just hard work tough."
Soon...

Who Gets to Throw the Switch[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne Library.


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2010-12-24 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (027)
Forum:2010-12-24 (Friday)
Tarvek, Agatha, Castle Heterodyne#Otilia
With the Castle hooked up, Agatha and Tarvek wrangle over who will throw the switch.
Back in the library-
Narration, panel 1


2010-12-27 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (028)
Forum:2010-12-27 (Monday)
Tarvek, Agatha, various dingbots, Castle Heterodyne, Zola
The castle is reloaded. Zola drops in.
Castle: "Mmmmm… Duck?"
SCRacz, tik tik tik tik CHUNK!
SFX, panels 1, 2
Shove! Whak
SFX, panel 8

Duck! It's Zola...[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne Library.


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2010-12-29 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (029)
Forum:2010-12-29 (Wednesday)
Zola, Tarvek
Zola and Tarvek fight one on one. Zola gets the upper hand.
Auntie Lucrezia, This Heterodyne
Whak
SFX, panel 2
Wunch
SFX, panel 4


2010-12-31 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (030)
Forum:2010-12-31 (Friday)
Agatha, Zola, Tarvek, Castle Heterodyne
Agatha tackles Zola. The Castle is still reintegrating, and cannot act. A shot is fired, hitting Zola in the shoulder.
Whump!
SFX, panel 1
POW!
SFX, panel 5


2011-01-03 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (031)
Forum:2011-01-03 (Monday)
Tarvek, Zola, Agatha, Higgs
Tarvek reloads. Zola rants at and whales on him. Agatha hits Zola with a found object. Higgs cracks Zola's kneecap.
Zola: "HATE! Hate and drugs! Lovely, lovely drugs! I'm a beautiful, chemical, killing machine!"
Clak!
SFX, panel 1
SLAM!
SFX, panel 2
Whump!
SFX, panel 4
Sok! Wak! Biff!
SFX, panel 5
TOME!
SFX, panel 6
Using Found Objects as Weapons - Go(tt) Tohand
Book, panel 6
Krak!
SFX, panel 8

A Nice Baby Drawing (Special Page)[]

Location: Somewhere.


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2011-01-05 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. Special Page
Forum:2011-01-05 (Wednesday)
Gil, Agatha, and little girl genius.
Best Wishes, Cheyenne and Eli

Back to the fight[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne Library.


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Characters
Actions
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Names Used Text Extras
2011-01-07 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (032)
Forum:2011-01-07 (Friday)
Zola, Higgs, Tarvek, Agatha, Castle Heterodyne
Zola punches Higgs wound repeatedly and knocks him away. Holding Agatha, Zola gloats murderously. The Castle interupts, demanding Agatha's release, with emphasis.
"Violetta's Movit #11"
Violetta
Thunch
SFX, panel 1
Punch (7 times)
SFX, panel 2
Zop!
SFX, panel 3
PAF!
SFX, panel 5
Thoomb!
SFX, panel 7


2011-01-10 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (033)
Forum:2011-01-10 (Monday)
Zola, Agatha, Tarvek, Castle Heterodyne
Using Lu's knowledge, Zola prepares to escape via the Flight Raiment of King Darius, MK2, before the castle is fully functional. Agatha is to come along as hostage.
Auntie, Darius the Incandescent Dry clean only, Underneath:Dangerous But Amusing

Those Flying Coats NEVER Work Properly[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne Library.


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Page
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2011-01-12 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (034)
Forum:2011-01-12 (Wednesday)
Zola, Agatha, Tarvek, Castle Heterodyne
Zola is wearing the Flight Raiment of King Darius and takes flight with Agatha as hostage. The suit won't lift them both for long, so Zola decides to drop Agatha ahead of schedule.
Agatha: "Oh, we are so not going there, Miss Fatty Pants!"
FOOSH! Clack! Wum, wum. Wumm!


2011-01-14 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (035)
Forum:2011-01-14 (Friday)
Agatha, Tarvek, Zola
Tarvek jumps aboard the Flying Coat to weigh it down. Zola stabs Agatha, who falls. Zola and Tarvek begin to rise.
Wumm Wumm STAB! Wum Wum Wum


2011-01-17 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (036)
Forum:2011-01-17 (Monday)
Agatha, Tarvek, Zola
A table breaks Agatha's fall. Tarvek explains to Pinkie how displeased he is. He explains both verbally and physically. He explains with lethal intent.
My Stupid Family, Muses, Wulfenbachs, Lucrezia Crash! Smash! Smak Thunk PowSmakKrak TamPafPow

Zola Leaves the Castle[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne Library.


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Page
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2011-01-19 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (037)
Forum:2011-01-19 (Wednesday)
Gil, Tarvek, Zola
Gil knocks Tarvek off Zola and her flight suit. Free of the extra weight the flight suit rises; taking the unconscious Zola through the dome and away from Castle Heterodyne.
wum wum Wumm Kish! WUMMmmmmmmmmmmmm...


2011-01-21 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (038)
Forum:2011-01-21 (Friday)
Gil, Tarvek, Castle Heterodyne
Gil and Tarvek tussle over Zola's fate. The castle finishes rebooting and works on finishing Zola.

Gil and Tarvek argue matters of (Zola's) life and death.

Tarvek: "Well I'm sorry, but it's the biggest gun I could find!"
Zola Shove! Pof! Pof! Pof! Pof! Pwomf!


2011-01-24 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (039)
Forum:2011-01-24 (Monday)
Gil, Tarvek, Agatha, Castle Heterodyne
Zola has escaped beyond the reach of the castle. Agatha assesses her wound as superficial. Gil wants to play doctor anyway.
Gil: "Well, I always thought she just couldn't make coffee. But now, I.m not so sure."
Zola

Higgs Requests Leave[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne Library.


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2011-01-26 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (040)
Forum:2011-01-26 (Wednesday)
Gil, Agatha, Tarvek, Higgs
Gil and Tarvek discreetly inspect Agatha's wound. Higgs gets to his feet and asks permission to leave the castle.
Higgs: "Fit as a fiddle, sir"
Smoke Knight, Violetta, the Castle, a plant


2011-01-28 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (041)
Forum:2011-01-28 (Friday)
Gil, Agatha, Tarvek, Higgs
Higgs explains the need to take Zeetha to medical help at Mamma Gkika's.
Higgs: "...did Mamma a favor once. She's got a long memory."
Zeetha, the Hospital, Doctor Sun, Mamma Gkika, those plants, Zola, the Castle, the Baron


2011-01-31 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (042)
Forum:2011-01-31 (Monday)
Tarvek, Higgs, Gil, Agatha
Tarvek teases Higgs. The castle shows its map of where repairs are needed.
Violetta, Miss Zeetha

A Star Witness is Revived[]

Location: Great Hospital at Mechanicsburg .


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Characters
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2011-02-02 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (043)
Forum:2011-02-02 (Wednesday)
Doctor Sun, Rudolf Selnikov
Doctor Sun adjusts a few knobs as Selnikov comes back to consciousness.
Sun: "Yes, you died. Don't be a baby about it."
The Baron (Klaus)
Elsewhere...(The Great Hospital)
Narration, panel 1
Clik.
SFX, panel 2
Chart Room 117
Clipboard, panel 5


2011-02-04 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (044)
Forum:2011-02-04 (Friday)
Doctor Sun, Rudolf Selnikov
Selnikov finds himself a head in a jar. Dr Sun explains the situation, and the Baron's terms.
Selnikov: "Zott. He's good at this."
Sun: "He does his teachers proud."
The Baron (Klaus), Knights of Jove,


2011-02-07 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (045)
Forum:2011-02-07 (Monday)
Rudolf Selnikov, Sun Jen-djieh, Sun Daiyu, Mantis Guard, Staff, Lucrezia#Anevka
Selnikov comes to grips with the full ramifications of being officially dead. Sun Daiyu reports to her grandfather that Pinky has been shot down and is in need of medical attention. Lucrezia in Anevka appears to be both concerned and a patient.
Selnikov: "Say...can I get a brass plate that says 'Reanimated Abomination of Science' bolted to my forehead?"

Daiyu: "...the gargoyle sweepers shot her down."
Selnikov's wife and nephew, The Heterodyne Girl from the pink airship (Zola Malfeazium) Restricted Access

Extra page with Higgs and Zeetha[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-02-08 (Tuesday)
Vol.XII p. 41b [sic]
Forum:2011-02-08 (Tuesday)
Violetta, Zeetha, Higgs
Higgs carries Zeetha out of the Castle while the Castle gripes at him.
Higgs: "I swear–every twenty years...it's like some kind of echo."
the Heterodyne/the Lady, Klaus Wulfenbach, Klaus Wulfenbach's kid, the Storm King, Mamma Back in Castle Heterodyne

Repairs and Quibbling Continue Apace[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne playroom.


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2011-02-09 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (046)
Forum:2011-02-09 (Wednesday)
Agatha, Gil, Tarvek, Castle Heterodyne
Agatha makes repairs. Castle Heterodyne and the resplendent duo struggle to get the young Heterodyne's playtoy Jack-in-the-Box clank under control. After, while resting, Gil probes Tarvek for some answers.
Castle: "Why, I'd forgotten I even had an impluvium."

Playtoy: "Playtime is O-ver young masterrrrs."
Zola


2011-02-11 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (047)
Forum:2011-02-11 (Friday)
Agatha, Gil, Tarvek, Castle Heterodyne
For parts of the castle, Agatha decides percussive maintenance is in order. Meanwhile, Gil finds out why Tarvek didn't berate him about saving Zola. Tarvek also explains and demonstrates his strategy for besting Gil.
Gil: "I do not fear you."
Tarvek: "Really? You should."
Zola


2011-02-14 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (048)
Forum:2011-02-14 (Monday)
Violetta, Tarvek, Castle Heterodyne, Agatha, Gil
Violetta finally finds the repair crew. She reports Zeetha is doing okay. Learning of Agatha's wound, Violetta checks it and finds poison.
Castle: "And alerting you to every other trap was more than fair!"

Violetta: "That's it, my lady. I'm not letting you marry either of these useless..."

Higgs, Zeetha, Zola, "Auntie Mehitabel's Natural Causes" (a poison)

ZOMG! FIRE![]

Location: Castle Heterodyne hallway.


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2011-02-16 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (048)
Forum:2011-02-16 (Wednesday)
Violetta, Tarvek, Agatha, Gil, Castle Heterodyne
On the way through the vending corridor, they discuss the poison. Violetta has taken care of it but Agatha will need to get a lot of sleep soon. Next problem? Put out the fire!
Gil: "Wait, this is Castle Heterodyne. Maybe it's supposed to be on fire."
Castle: "Fire?! Aahhh! Put it out! Save meee!"
Vending machines:
  1. Can't have too many Monsters.
  2. (In a r)ush? Need a hand? Instant Minion.
  3. Brains.
    1. row: Smart. (Stupid.) (...)
    2. row: Foreign. Sexy. (...)
  4. Zap!


2011-02-18 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (049)
Forum:2011-02-18 (Friday)
Violetta, Tarvek, Agatha, Gil, Castle Heterodyne
The castle learns that ten meters from the equestrian statute of Alexandros Heterodyne in the blue corridor of the Tower of Prisms, there is a fire. The castle wets itself.
Alexandros Heterodyne ROOOOAR!

Zola in Hospital[]

Location: Great Hospital at Mechanicsburg.


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2011-02-21 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (051)
Forum:2011-02-21 (Monday)
Doctor Sun, Sun Daiyu, Lucrezia#Anevka, Zola
The doctor and his daughter discuss their new patient, Zola. When they leave, Zola tries to get away before they put her in restraint. Finding that's not possible, she strikes up a converstation with Lucrezia in Anevka, claiming herself to be Lucrezia too.
Lucrezia Clik


2011-02-23 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (052)
Forum:2011-02-23 (Wednesday)
Lucrezia#Anevka, Zola
Zola convinces Anevka that she is Lu too, spinning a yarn about how she got downloaded into Zola, but leaving out some important details. When Zola mentions Barry, they both look extremely worried. (Background: Red Owl reading a map.)
Zola: "Yes! And she's as gullible as her dear momma." (as Lucrezia speaking about Zola.)
Our daughter (Agatha), Demonica, Knights of Jove, Barry Map


2011-02-25 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (053)
Forum:2011-02-25 (Friday)
Lucrezia#Anevka, Zola
Lu brings "herself" up to date. Zola is about to mention where Lu left the wasp.
Zola: "You need only speak, darling. Dear Klaus is already ours.
Klaus, "my traitorous brother" (Tarvek), Our priestesses (Geisterdamen), Sun (Dr. Sun), "Princess Anevka of Sturmhalten"


2011-02-28 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (054)
Forum:2011-02-28 (Monday)
Lucrezia#Anevka, Zola, Doctor Rothfuss, Hospital staff esp. Dr. Rat.
Lu in Aneveka tweaks Zola's healing machines to work at maximum speed. As she is returning to her room she is forced to make excuses to Doctor Rothfuss.
Sun (Dr. Sun), the Baron (Klaus) Wumm wumm, Wumm wumm,

On doors No Visitors, Dr McNinja 905, Doc Rat 906, (on arrows) Germs , Mutations (on cup) Oz

Extra art showing how a sequence of errors produced artwork that was misinterpreted by readers.

Wandering Heroes[]

Location: Various rooms and corridors in Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-03-02 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (055)
Forum:2011-03-02 (Wednesday)
Sanaa, Othar Tryggvassen, Mimmoth, voice of Castle Heterodyne
While Sanaa and Othar try to figure out what is wrong, they hear a rumble. Then even more forebodingly they hear the voice of the Castle.
both alternating: Sanaa: "Othar Tryggvassen,"
Othar: "Gentleman Adventurer,"
Sanaa: "has arrived-"
Othar: "But... that's my thing!"
"Real Heterodyne" (Agatha), "Fake one" (Zola), Assorted criminals and maniacs, Young Wulfenbach (Gil) RRrumble!


2011-03-04 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. 
Forum:2011-03-04 (Friday)
Sanaa, Othar Tryggvassen, Castle Heterodyne
The Castle says hello to Sanaa, and gives Othar a hero's welcome.
Othar: "This is a rather annoying place isn't it?"
Heterodyne Boys (Bill, Barry) (on picture-) Hexagonal... Heterodyne...
  • Thunk


2011-03-07 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (057)
Forum:2011-03-07 (Monday)
Castle Heterodyne, Othar, Sanaa, Professor Tiktoffen
After due consideration, the Castle shunts Othar and Sanaa into the overly pink torture chamber. There they meet Professor Tiktoffen.
Othar and Sanaa: "Uff Da"
Agatha The Torturer is now serving victim number 03.
  • Victim? Take a number:

Amazonian Flirting[]

Location: Mamma Gkika's.


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2011-03-09 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (058)
Forum:2011-03-09 (Wednesday)
Zeetha, Higgs
Zeetha and Higgs are recovering from their wounds. Higgs suggests Zeetha still has a few things to learn, from "old folks" specifically. She swears she will learn them and then kick his butt. Higgs smiles.
Agatha, that Sturmvoraus fella, Zeetha's grandma And at Mamma Gkika's...
  • (on cup) Souvenir of Mamma Gkika's
  • Sip

Jager Meeting[]

Location: Somewhere outside Mechanicsburg.


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2011-03-11 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. 
Forum:2011-03-11 (Friday)
Oggie, Maxim, Dimo, General Khrizhan, General Zog, General Goomblast, Jäger guard in blue.
The three apprehensive boyz report to the three angry and worried Jäger Generals. General Zog broaches the topic of whether the Heterodyne Da Boyz found is the Other.
Dimo: "Ve vos detached."

General Goomblast: "Ve's gun haff a Beeg party vit drinks and vimmin in Hats..."
A Heterodyne Girl (Agatha), De Odder Somewhere outside Mechanicsburg...


2011-03-14 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (060)
Forum:2011-03-14 (Monday)
Dimo, Boris, General Khrizhan, General Zog
Dimo explains what he overheard about Agatha at Mamma Gkika's.
Krizhan: "But how did hyu know he was dere?"
Dimo: "...schmelled soap."

Dimo: "Hy vas listening at der doors. Like a grett beeg sneeky pents... Hokay?!"
Gen Zog: "Dimo! Hy am shocked at dis behavior."
Boris: "Still, it was rather clever of him."
Zog: "Hy said hy vos shocked!"
Lady Agatha, Der Odder, Lady Lucrezia, Barry, Master Villiam, Mamma Gkika, Mizz Zeetha, Master Gilgamesh


2011-03-16 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (061)
Forum:2011-03-16 (Wednesday)
Boris, General Khrizhan, General Goomblast, <Lucrezia
The generals attempt to allay Boris's fears that the Jägers would become tools in The Other's war of conquest. Free will is too important.
Goomblast: "But der Jägers iz not leedle petz!"
The Old Heterodynes, The Other, Master Bill, Our Heterodyne (Agatha)


2011-03-18 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (062)
Forum:2011-03-18 (Friday)
General Zog, Boris, General Goomblast, Oggie, General Khrizhan, ~Agatha, ~Gil, ~Lucrezia
The generals opt to support their Heterodyne. Boris objects. Khrizhan bets lurv will motivate a solution to the problem of the odder in Agatha's head within the week.
Our Heterodyne (Agatha), her krezy mamma (Lucrezia), young Wulfenbach (vun schmot guy) (Gil), Der Odder


2011-03-21 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (063)
Forum:2011-03-21 (Monday)
Boris, General Khrizhan, Oggie, Dimo, General Zog, General Goomblast
Boris warns the Jägers as he leaves. The generals realize no compromise will work. Khrizhan formally gives command to Zog.
New Heterodyne (Agatha), The Baron (Klaus), The Other Zog: "Der Haus uf Heterodyne must now prepare for var."

Tarvek Explains Some Things[]

Location:Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-03-23 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (064)
Forum:2011-03-23 (Wednesday)
Agatha, Gil, Tarvek, Violetta, Castle Heterodyne
Violetta catches Agatha before she can be washed away by the cistern water. Gil and Tarvek catch a Squid Clank after being washed away by the cistern water. The castle inquires as to whether the fire is out.
Castle Heterodyne...
Narration, panel 1
Fooooosh!
SFX, panels 1-3
Captain Quailfurn's Mechanical Squid Works ®
Squid, panel 5


2011-03-25 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. 
Forum:2011-03-25 (Friday)
Tarvek, Castle Heterodyne, Agatha(*), Gil
The squid is drivable and the swains take the controls. Agatha thinks happy heterodyning thoughts while fixing things with the aid of tentacles for reach. Gil thinks gloomy Wulfenbach thoughts of what his father will do next.
My father (Klaus), The Other


2011-03-28 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (066)
Forum:2011-03-28 (Monday)
Tarvek, Gil
Tarvek starts to tell Gil what he learned from Lucrezia in Sturmhalten - that he believes he can free Agatha from Lu's influence.
Lucrezia, Agatha, Your father (Klaus)


2011-03-30 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (067)
Forum:2011-03-30 (Wednesday)
Tarvek, Gil
Tarvek continues relating his actions at Sturmhalten, claiming he can duplicate and improve on the equipment found in Lucrezia's lab. Also that revenant monsters were just the extreme byproduct of the wasping. Usually those wasped would appear normal.
My father (Aaronev), Agatha, Geisters, Lucrezia, Slaver wasps, My father (Klaus), The Other


2011-04-01 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (068)
Forum:2011-04-01 (Friday)
Tarvek, Gil, Agatha
Agatha interrupts her two swains mid-argument to ask for help. When the discussion resumes, Tarvek realizes he wouldn't want what Lu did to happen to anybody...
Your family (House Sturmvoraus, House Valois), Knights of Jove, Storm King, Mongfishes, Lucrezia, Slaver Wasps, Despot (Klaus), My father (Aaronev) Grab

Van Has a Visitor[]

Location: Streets of Mechanicsburg.


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2011-04-04 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (069)
Forum:2011-04-04 (Monday)
Vanamonde von Mekkhan, Agatha's Assistant (though she doesn't know that yet), various Mechanicsburgers in the background
A dishevelled and unshaven Van is lead to his doorstep so he can get some sleep. It won't work. His front door has been broken open.
The Baron (Klaus), Smuggler's Guild, Jägers, Wulfenbach Dark Fleet The streets of Mechanicsburg...

Signs and storefronts:

  • Knives and tools sharpened
  • Octopus exchange, no squid
  • (Hetro dore)mi (tim)e -)
  • [Octopus] Pie
  • Greeng(rocer)
  • Welkomin (Van's doormat)


2011-04-06 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (070)
Forum:2011-04-06 (Wednesday)
Vanamonde, Assistant, Carson von Mekkhan, Arella, Baron Oublenmach
Vanamonde and Assistant rush past the door into the bedroom. Arella has been struck. She, Carson, and soon the Assistant are hostages of Oublenmach, who wants to coerce the actions of the ringer of the Doom Bell.
Doom Bell ringer, Vanamonde Heliotrope
Crash
SFX, panel 1.


2011-04-08 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (071)
Forum:2011-04-08 (Friday)
Baron Oublenmach, the Assistant, Vanamonde, ~Agatha
Knife at the Assistant's throat, Oublenmach demands that the Doom Bell be rung, revealing that he was only part of the false Heterodyne plot for the money.
Doom Bell, that false Heterodyne Girl


2011-04-11 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (072)
Forum:2011-04-11 (Monday)
Vanamonde, Baron Oublenmach, the Assistant, ~Loyal Guardian, Carson von Mekkhan, ~Heterodyne horde
Oublemach dreams and lusts after the fabled treasure of the Heterodynes, citing the legends that hold that the door to it only opens when the Doom Bell rings.
Monstrous fighting horde, Old Seneschals


2011-04-13 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (073)
Forum:2011-04-13 (Wednesday)
Vanamonde, Carson von Mekkhan, Baron Oublenmach, the Assistant, Arella
With his own brand of particular charm, Oublenmach insists. Van must ring the bell without awaiting Heterodyne orders. In respect for motherhood he offers rather to slit the assistant's throat. His knife draws blood. Van asks his grandfather for the keys.
the Heterodyne (Agatha, the Castle, Loyal Guardian

Second Hugo Acceptance Speech! (Jager-style)[]

Location: Studio Foglio and a beach.

Note: The comic and photograph of of the Hugo award from this web page appear at in the start of Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, the print edition of Volume X.


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2011-04-15 (Friday)
Vol.XI X p. Hugo Acceptance Speech for Vol. 9
Forum:2011-04-15 (Friday)
Oggie, Dimo, Maxim, Phil, Kaja, Koala, Victor and Alexandria
Oggie subs for Agatha subbing for Kaja, Dimo subs for Phil, Maxim subs for mysterious assistant who is subbing for both Cheyenne Wright, and Carol Monanhan with Alice Bently on her right hand and Rose Johnson on her left.
Kaja: "…Hey, wasn't there something we were supposed to do today?"
Phil: "Nope."
Which is why we have had to rope substitutes to make the official comic version of their acceptance speech for the Hugo award for best graphic story of 2009!!
  • Free to good home (Victor's sign)
  • Can tie own shoes (Alex's sign)
Dimo's right arm?

Back to Van and His Jolly Friends[]

Location: Heliotrope's home.


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2011-04-18 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (074)
Forum:2011-04-18 (Monday)
Carson von Mekkhan, Vanamonde, Baron Oublenmach, the Assistant, <Treasure hunters
Van explains that the hammer was removed from the Doom bell to thwart treasure hunters. As he tells Oublenmach that it is now hanging in a bar (later revealed to be Mamma Gkika's), a smile shows on his lips.
Agatha, The Baron
(B)ooks
Storefront, panel 5
Map
map, panel 5

Back to Agatha and Her Jolly Friends[]

Location: The Castle basement.


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2011-04-20 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (075)
Forum:2011-04-20 (Wednesday)
Agatha, Castle Heterodyne, Tarvek, Gil
Repairs made, Agatha asks the castle about the damage done by the fire. In response the castle reignites the coalbed methane used to heat the castle.
Castle: "It's supposed to be like that."

Gil: "Heh. Told you so."
Tarvek: "You were guessing!
the Kitchen (Castle Heterodyne#Kitchen) FWOMP!


2011-04-22 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (076)
Forum:2011-04-22 (Friday)
Gil, Tarvek, Violetta
Tarvek is thinking. Gil is interrupting. This leads to mutual insults and a discussion of Sturmvoraus vs. Wulfenbach ethics. Violetta appears with food; notices the restarted fire; berates Tarvek; and finds out Tarvek has changed the game.
Tarvek: "I am unhappy, and wish to brood in peace."
Agatha, Backstabbing old fools, Your father (Klaus) WHONG!


2011-04-25 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (077)
Forum:2011-04-25 (Monday)
Tarvek, Violetta, Gil
Tarvek demonstrates to Violetta he had been playing the fool so the family would underestimate him, but the charade is over. He then challenges Gil to name the game Gil has been playing.
Tarvek: "Those 'stupid games', dear cousin, are what kept us alive."
The family (House Sturmvoraus), Von Zinzer Poit!


2011-04-27 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (078)
Forum:2011-04-27 (Wednesday)
Tarvek, Gil, Agatha, Violetta
Violetta has found Agatha some gear from a tool closet. Tarvek notes how cleverly Gil got info from him by guileful acting. Noting also that while Gil acted like a fool around Agatha, it was not because he was playing the fool. Gil's face turns deep red.
..and across the room--


2011-04-29 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (079)
Forum:2011-04-29 (Friday)
Agatha, Gil, Tarvek, Violetta, impertinent mechanical squid
Gil and Tarvek continue their exchange of brags and insults, coming to some sort of understanding. Meanwhile Agatha and Violetta have taken over the controls of the squid. Using the tentacles to get ready to leave and to pack things up including uplifting Agatha's arguing swains.
my father, Lucrezia, Knights of Jove, Storm King
Captain Quailfurn's Mechanical S(quid Works ®)
Squid, panel 5
Steamcon's Airship Award for Girl Genius

The Baron, The Storyteller, and Stories[]

Location: The Great Hospital at Mechanicsburg.


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2011-05-02 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (080)
Forum:2011-05-02 (Monday)
Phil the storyteller, Bangladesh DuPree , smiling nurse, wasp weasel, Klaus
Phil having acted as a natural sedative for a half a dozen patients is press ganged by Dupree to bore entertain the Baron.
(all about Phil)
  • Nurse: "It's always best if they can sleep drug free!"
  • Bang: "Is that the boring guy."
  • Wasp Weasel: "Ak! Phui!"

Klaus: "Dupree if you come in here I will kill you... with the power of my mind."

Doctor Sun (signs) Quiet Please! Stop. Subm(it to) Inspec(tion.) (P)RIVITE!


2011-05-04 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (081)
Forum:2011-05-04 (Wednesday)
Phil the storyteller, Baron Wulfenbach (Klaus)
Dupree dismissed, the Baron proceeds to question the storyteller about what is going on and being said in town.
Klaus: "Breathe in."
A new Heterodyne: the coffee one (Agatha), the pink one (Zola), Burgermeister Zuken, Barry Heterodyne, The Other, your son (Gil), waffles


2011-05-06 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (082)
Forum:2011-05-06 (Friday)
Phil the storyteller, Baron Wulfenbach (Klaus)
Phil offers to tell a story. The Baron asks for the one about how the Storm King became King. No not that one, the other one. When Phil confesses he has never heard another one, the Baron proposes to tell him.
Phil:So this duck walks into a bar...
Storm King, Heterodyne Girl, the thousand wives of the moon, the queen of the mines, the lamp that summoned the night.

Klaus's fairy tale[]

Location: A long time ago in Transylvania.


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2011-05-09 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (083)
Forum:2011-05-09 (Monday)
Klaus (telling), Phil (silently listening), Clemethious Heterodyne, his eldest daughter, the Mad-wolf, the good king and his sword.
Klaus spins his tale. The evil Heterodyne wizard is put to death by the good King. Who in turn is enchanted into a giant lightning-spewing mad-wolf by the wizard's eldest daughter. Together they despoil the countryside with the new Heterodyne ravaging in their wake.
Gradok the Dour, aka the "Good Heterodyne" Quo Jure? (aka "by what law?" or "by what right? on sword)


2011-05-11 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (084)
Forum:2011-05-11 (Wednesday)
the good king's son, the giantess, her giant dog, Klaus (as narrator), the luck dragon.
Klaus's tale continues. The castle is in ruin. The giantess nurse saves and raises the king's boy. Until he is not only strong but clever enough to remove the copper pin from her hair.


2011-05-13 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. 
Forum:2011-05-13 (Friday)
the good king's son, the giantess, the Heterodyne witch, the Mad-wolf, the king's subjects, Klaus (as narrator)
Klaus ends his tale. The boy tricks the witch into using the sword to pry the crown from the Mad-wolf's head. The two are never seen again and the boy rules wisely for the rest of his days.


2011-05-16 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (086)
Forum:2011-05-16 (Monday)
Klaus, Philbert, Lucrezia#Anevka
Having finished the tale, the Baron suggests to Philbert that it comes from a rare book of stories that is still in Gil's possession, and dismisses him. Lunevka, in nurse disguise, orders the Baron to sleep.



'Tales of the despot --The portrayal of the Baron in Tavern Jokes and songs' by Philbert.

Storm King, my son (Gil), Masat, the master storyteller, DuPree Book title: "Hospital Rules"

Meanwhile, at Mamma's[]

Location: Mamma Gkika's bar


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2011-05-18 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (087)
Forum:2011-05-18 (Wednesday)
Baron Oublenmach, Mamma Gkika, Arella
Mamma Gkika holds the Baron by the neck as he repeats his hard-learned lesson about treating ladies with respect. Sparing his life at Arella's request, she kicks him out of the bar, along with the hammer he came for.
Oublenmach: "Ladies are delicate creatures who should never be struck or awakened too early in the morning." (x100)
Clowns, Doom Bell, Heterodyne (Agatha)
Meanwhile, at Mamma Gkika's bar...
Narration, panel 1
Mamm Gkikas
Storefront, panel 6
Food Drink
Barrel, panel 6
Slam!
SFX, panel 6

Castle Wulfenbach War Room[]

Location: Aboard Castle Wulfenbach


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2011-05-20 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (089)
Forum:2011-05-20 (Friday)
Boris, Kleegon, Captain Smoza, various Wulfenbach soldiers, planners and generals.
A battle map has been prepared. Boris is shown the deployment of Wulfenbach troops and airships containing the town.
...And on Castle Wulfenbach... Big terrain map of Mechanicsburg.


2011-05-23 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (089)
Forum:2011-05-23 (Monday)
Boris, Kleegon, Captain Smoza, various Wulfenbach soldiers, planners, generals and messengers
The battle planner and a messenger report on various uprisings and rebellions converging on Mechanicsburg. If Klaus does not reassert control there is a good chance the empire could collapse.
Smatterburg Duchies, the Philosopher King of the University of Aalborg, The Baron (Klaus), The Heterodyne (Agatha), House of Valois, Gilgamesh, Drakken Horses, Fifty Families, Storm King


2011-05-25 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (090)
Forum:2011-05-25 (Wednesday)
Captain Smoza, Dr. Chouteh, Boris, Kleegon, <Doctor Sun, <Klaus, <Lucrezia#Anevka
As the messenger continues her report about the uprisings, Dr. Chouteh breaks in, commenting on the current state of affairs. Boris explains the Baron broke out of the healing chamber as soon as he could. Dr Sun and the Princess fought with him and calmed him down. He listens to the princess.
Dr. Chouteh: "An abomination of science that curdles the milk of all honest men! (referring to the princess)
Anevka Sturmvoraus


2011-05-27 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. 
Forum:2011-05-27 (Friday)
Boris, Captain Smoza, her talking green fuzzy under-hat tribble, Dr. Chouteh, flying monkey, unicycle messenger.
Something hits the castle. A flying monkey thumps into the viewport. The airship and the town are under attack. The Great Hospital has suffered a direct hit. Boris believes Klaus is still inside.
Boris: "Blasted, lunatic, scheming, unpredictable Sparks!"
Professor Senear, The Baron (Klaus) RRUMBLE, THUMP


On the Ground in Mechanicsburg[]

Location: Mechanicburg Battle Station XII.


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2011-05-30 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (092)
Forum:2011-05-30 (Monday)
Vanamonde von Mekkhan, Wilhelm Diamant, Ozker, Castle Wulfenbach, giant squid, Coffee minion
Diamant is bawling Ozker out for losing track of Oublenmach and the hammer. Van suggest the true priority is clearing the streets for the firefighters. A flock of at least a dozen flying monkeys hover near Wulfenbach airships. Fire and searchlights light up the sky. One giant squid construct has grabbed a ride on Castle Wulfenbach's roof.
(by reference) Baron Oublenmach (the man with the hammer)
Coffee
Minion, panel 1


2011-06-01 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (093)
Forum:2011-06-01 (Wednesday)
Assistant, Gregor, red haired guy with goggles, clank and kid
The red haired guy reports on the mole machines reaching the hospital. Gregor reports that many of the automated defenses are not working. The assistant records in her book and gazes at Van with confidence and appreciation.

The mountain with Agatha's death ray hole and a quadruped battle clank are visible in the distance.

Doctor Lazar's golems, mole machine, XII (On tower wall). finely crafted link

Agatha Finds the Last Repair Site[]

Location: Back in the castle.


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2011-06-03 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (094)
Forum:2011-06-03 (Friday)
Tarvek, Gil, Castle Heterodyne, Agatha, Violetta, Mechanical Squid
The repair crew uses the mechanical squid to span some of the Castle's missing architecture. Agatha queries the Castle about its self repair ability only to find it has been impaired by the lack of Mechanica vitae. Dramatically, the Castle vows to let Europa know it has publicly recognized the new Heterodyne, even if it is the last thing it does.
In Castle Heterodyne...


2011-06-06 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (095)
Forum:2011-06-06 (Monday)
Tarvek, Agatha, Violetta, Wrenchman, R-79, Gil, Castle Heterodyne inmates: Green Hood, Squinaldo, Bubble Brain, + 2 more (Bandoleer and Labcoat).
The traveling squid meets a major piece of the Castle's self repair equipment and a lot of gathered minions. At first there is a small misunderstanding. Apparently the castle didn't give the minions a pre-introduction to the true Heterodyne.
Castle: "Don't worry. They're very obedient, once you get their attention."
unleaded (squid gas tank) Boom! Doom! Squooosh!


2011-06-08 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (096)
Forum:2011-06-08 (Wednesday)
Agatha, Violetta, Gil, Tarvek, Castle Heterodyne inmates, Green Hood, Thanos the Wrenchman, Squinaldo, Bubble Brain, R-79, Pince-nez + 2 more (Ponytail and Eyepatch}.
Agatha introduces herself to the prisoners as the Heterodyne. Gil introduces himself as the Wulfenbach. Tarvek corners Gil into introducing him as the Sturmvoraus and heir to the Storm King.
Your pink fake, Wulfenbach


2011-06-10 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (097)
Forum:2011-06-10 (Friday)
Thanos the Wrenchman, Tarvek, Gil, Eyepatch, Agatha, R-79
Thanos reacts in disbelief to Tarvek's introduction by crowning him with his spanner. Eyepatch identifies Tarvek as the prince to Sturmhalten, and notes that Wulfenbach boy is in town. Thanos congratulates Lady Heterodyne. Tarvek chafes at being the tyrant's loyal vassal. R-79 points out the next problem. It's obvious, but not easy.
Bonk!


2011-06-13 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (098)
Forum:2011-06-13 (Monday)
Agatha, Thanos, a dozen and a half Fun-Sized Mobile Agony and Death Dispensers
Thanos shows that the break is obvious, as are the obstacles. Thanos answers Agatha's questions, and explains why Dr. Ott isn't present to answer them himself.
Dr. Ott


2011-06-15 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (099)
Forum:2011-06-15 (Wednesday)
Thanos, Tarvek, Agatha, Gil
Tarvek is a lot more impressed by the obstacles than Gil. This leads to a dare which causes Gil to reassess. Agatha ignores the discussion and goes elsewhere. Soon the swains hear the sound of heavy machinery starting up.
Tarvek (to Gil): "I will renounce my crown if you walk down there right now."
Those Things (Fun-Sized Mobile Agony and Death Dispensers), Von Pinn Vrummmm klonk Vrum klonk Vrum VRUM!


2011-06-17 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (100)
Forum:2011-06-17 (Friday)
Tarvek, Gil, Agatha, Heterodyne Harvester
Agatha's in the cockpit of the Heterodyne Harvester. Clank coming through. Right now!
SMASH!


2011-06-20 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (0101)
Forum:2011-06-20 (Monday)
Fun-MADDs, Agatha, Violetta, Gil, Tarvek, Heterodyne Harvester
Agatha positions the Heterodyne Harvester so that one of the larger blades can be used as a bridge. She sends Violetta and her swains ahead to the far platform, just above the electrical break.
Agatha: "Those are my Fun Sized Mobile Agony and Death Dispensers. ... You can break your own stuff, thank you very much."
SNAK!


2011-06-22 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (0102)
Forum:2011-06-22 (Wednesday)
Violetta, Fun-MADDs, Tarvek, Gil, Heterodyne Harvester
Violetta notices the big tiger-dog on the platform noticing her. She tries to remain out of the way and very very still as Agatha's swains lure it past her. Now how to get it off the platform?
Tiger-dog: "R?"
Initial B&W version of the strip due to Kaja taking a trip to the hospital.


2011-06-24 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (0103)
Forum:2011-06-24 (Friday)
Gil, Tarvek, Fun-MADD, Violetta
Tarvek calls out to Violetta through clenched teeth. Finally she has psyched herself up. Attracting the attention of the tiger dog with a spanner, she leaps. It leaps after her. So far all is going as planned. So far.
Bonk!, LEAP! Kaja is home from the hospital.


2011-06-27 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (104)
Forum:2011-06-27 (Monday)
Violetta, Fun-MADD
Violetta successfully completes her jump to the hanging lamp. The big tiger-dog crashes to the floor below. From somewhere page left a machine gun is fired at the chain holding the lamp. A link snaps. The lamp and Violetta are falling.
Whump
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CRASH!
SFX, panel 2
Takataka takataka Paf. Pow! Pow! Pow! snap
SFX, panel 4

Tiktoffen Makes His Move[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-06-29 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (105)
Forum:2011-06-29 (Wednesday)
Gil, Tarvek, Professor Tiktoffen, Agatha, Vole, 2 other minions (Mustache and Red cap)
Tiktoffen captures Agatha and attempts to lure Gil and Tarvek into a trap. Agatha fights back and escapes Tiktoffen's hold. Tiktoffen orders his three minions to kill everyone else while he recaptures Agatha. Vole responds enthusiastically in the affirmative.
Takataka takataka Paf. Pow! Pow! Pow!
SFX, panel 1
Drain Only
Machine, panel 2


2011-07-01 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (106)
Forum:2011-07-01 (Friday)
Gil, Tarvek, Vole, 2 other minions (Mustache and Red cap)
Tarvek pulls Gil out of Vole's line of fire. Vole excuses his change of side by claiming the Baron is dead. More exactly. the hospital is destroyed and Klaus was not found among the survivors. Vole invites his companions to join in his effort to complete the regicide.
Vole: "Come on, boyz... iz a good day for regicide!"
Baron (Klaus), Doctor Sun takataka. Yoink! ping! ping!

Agatha is chased[]

Location: Corridors and rooms of Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-07-04 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (107)
Forum:2011-07-04 (Monday)
Hristo Tiktoffen, Agatha
Hristo pursues Agatha while they converse. Hristo shows her the battle outside. His strategy: He wants to be master of the town and Castle. He wants to replace the Heterodyne.

He throws a mace, bonking Agatha on the head.

Klaus Bonk!


2011-07-06 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (108)
Forum:2011-07-06 (Wednesday)
Hristo Tiktoffen, Agatha, two live henchmen, a dozen or so dead prisoners, Castle Heterodyne
Agatha falls down. The room is full of dead prisoners and armed henchmen. It is a now live room. Agatha orders the castle to capture her enemies. The castle cannot do that. Tiktoffen begins to explain why.
Franz[1], Zonia, and Krag (RIP)


2011-07-08 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (109)
Forum:2011-07-08 (Friday)
Hristo Tiktoffen, Agatha, Castle Heterodyne
After studying the castle Tiktoffen found a way to tame it and has modified his forearm to do so. He tells Agatha that her castle now belongs to him.
Old Faustus
Missed!
Block, panel 3


2011-07-11 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (110)
Forum:2011-07-11 (Monday)
Agatha, Hristo Tiktoffen, 2 henchman(red shirt and elf hat), Castle Heterodyne
Agatha defies Tiktoffen with a wrench. He orders her killed. The henchmen try but are zapped and scrunched by the castle. Tiktoffen pulls a knife.
Tiktoffen: "Let's find out just who can hurt whom."
Crak! Zak! Crunch! Smak! Smak! Snap!


2011-07-13 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (111)
Forum:2011-07-13 (Wednesday)
Hristo Tiktoffen, Agatha
The fight commences. Agatha uses agility to avoid the knife. Tiktoffen's news that the Baron is dead at first startles Agatha. He almosts lands a blow. Angry Agatha whales on him with the wrench. They have a nice conversation about the relative merits of spanner and knife. Hristo's control box shorts out. You see, a spanner in the works, works!
Agatha: "It's harder to break things with a knife."
the Baron (Klaus) Slice! WHAM BASH! WHAK SMASH!

Crakle Fzit! Fzit!


2011-07-15 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (112)
Forum:2011-07-15 (Friday)
Hristo Tiktoffen, Agatha, Castle Heterodyne
The professor pleads with the castle for its affections. Freed of Tiktoffen's compulsion, the castle lowers the boom.
Castle: "I am not complete without a Heterodyne."
The Heterodyne Boys (Bill, Barry) BOOM!


2011-07-18 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (113)
Forum:2011-07-18 (Monday)
Agatha, Castle Heterodyne
Agatha gets supplies to retrieve the remains of Tiktoffen's device. The castle prevents this by giving her an update on the Hospital and Gil's situation vs. Vole. It works. Agatha rushes to get to her swains.
Castle: "You will be a fun one."
The Professor (Tiktoffen), The Great Hospital, The Baron (Klaus), Gil, Vole Cleaning Supplies.

Acht(ung!) Compre(ssed) N(2). Archimedes plus hyper lever.

2011-07-19 (Tuesday)
Vol.XI p. (109b [sic])
Forum:2011-07-19 (Tuesday)
Agatha, Castle Heterodyne, <a romantically-minded Heterodyne, <bear construct, <femmes fatales
Agatha rushes to the rescue of her swain (and emergency back-up swain) while the castle reminisces.
Vole, The Great Saint Valentines Day Riot, Professor Tiktoffen


Vole Makes His Move[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-07-20 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (114)
Forum:2011-07-20 (Wednesday)
Vole, Fun-MADDs, 2 henchmen (Mustache and Red cap), Gil, Tarvek
Vole and the henchmen walk across the Heterodyne Harvester blade toting guns. Gil and Tarvek ambush them with thrown objects. The first round unbalances the henchmen and throws them into the pit with the tiger-dogs. The second round hits Vole on the head and knocks... off... his... hat.
Wak! Crak! bonk! bonk!


2011-07-22 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (115)
Forum:2011-07-22 (Friday)
Vole, Gil, Tarvek
Vole chases Gil with lethal intent and a big gun. Gil eludes him but can't get at him because of the gun. Tarvek, with a big smile, offers to help.
Vole: "Ve vill burn Europa to de ground und gnaw her bonez!"
Jägers, De Professor (Tiktoffen), Bill and Barry Pow! (Ta)kataka.


2011-07-25 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (116)
Forum:2011-07-25 (Monday)
Tarvek, Vole, Violetta, Gil
Tarvek calls Vole names. Vole turns to shoot him with a gun. Which Violetta has cleverly replaced with a straw broom. Angry, Vole calls Tarvek names. Since that won't hurt, Vole throws the broom hitting Tarvek on the chin. Gil uses the opening to get close to Vole and return the favor with his fist.
Tarvek: "Ha! Give it up, you elephantine kitchen goblin."
SMAK! TWOCK!


2011-07-27 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (117)
Forum:2011-07-27 (Wednesday)
Tarvek, Vole, Gil
Vole is knocked down, but he gets up again, and commences laying into Gil. Vole explains he no longer has to answer to Gil's father, and since Gil knocked off his hat, Vole is going to kill him into little pieces.

Tarvek interrupts to ask Gil if he insists on going it alone. No? Drat!

Gil: "No, no! I'm only that stupid in front of Agatha!"
Agatha Boom! Boot!


2011-07-29 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (118)
Forum:2011-07-29 (Friday)
Gil, Vole, Tarvek
Vole unleashes his full strength, banging Tarvek and Gil's heads together. He grasps the future of Europa by their respective throats, and begins to squeeze.
"hyu poppa", Heterodyne WHAK! BONG!


2011-08-01 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (115)[3]
Forum:2011-08-01 (Monday)
Vole, Gil, Tarvek, Violetta, Fun-Sized Mobile Agony and Death Dispensers
Violetta shoots Vole. It hits his armpit. He lets Agatha's swains drop into the tiger pit. The tiger-dogs gather grinning around the unconscious boys.
Paf!


2011-08-03 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (116)
Forum:2011-08-03 (Wednesday)
Vole, Gil, Tarvek, Fun-MADDs, \Violetta, \Otilia
Violetta shoots and misses. Vole taunts the boys by threatening Agatha and makes a suggestion. The swains both rise to distract the tiger-dog so the other can rescue Agatha. Oops. The tiger-dogs quickly get the upper paw. A big tiger-dog growls commandingly page left. The tiger-dog with Gil's head in its mouth responds: "meep."
"Hyu gurrrl friend" (Agatha) Shuff Ping!


"Krosp" Saves the Day[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-08-05 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (117)
Forum:2011-08-05 (Friday)
Gil, Tarvek, Fun-MADDs, Krosp, Otilia, Theo, Doctor Mittelmind
The tiger-dogs spit out Agatha's swains. Krosp takes credit. Otilia is amused. Theo and the Doctor explain about the successful operation and mention the improvements.
Krosp: "Looks like I arrived just in time!"
Otilia: "You are very amusing, little emperor."
Ptoo... HAWK...


2011-08-08 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (118)
Forum:2011-08-08 (Monday)
Krosp, Sleipnir O'Hara, Tarvek, Otilia, Gil, Theo, Professor Mezzasalma, Doctor Mittelmind, Fun-MADDs
A bomb burst rattles the castle. Vole shoots the gun he stole back, hitting Theo. Violletta tries sticking knives in Vole until he gives back the gun like a gentleman. Ain't workin'.
Vole: "Finders keepers, Loozers bleeders!"
BABOOM! Paf!


2011-08-10 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (119)
Forum:2011-08-10 (Wednesday)
Agatha, Violetta, Vole, Gil
Agatha comes in to announce the attack on the castle. Vole still fighting with Violetta, flings her away to attack Agatha. Gil hits him from behind. Gil looks mad.
Vole: "Hy svear, if hyu vants an atrocity dun right, hyu gots to do it hyuself."
Fling! Slam!

Gil Makes a New Friend[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-08-12 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (120)
Forum:2011-08-12 (Friday)
Vole, Gil
Gil acts. Fist to the nose. Boot to the head. Fist to the face. Elbow to the chin.

Gun to the neck. Pull the trigger thrice. The gun no longer works but Vole realizes Gil is serious now.

Vole: "Hokay... Hy tink dot proves hyu learns pretty dem goot."
Pow! Boot! Smak! Slam Clak! Clak! Clak!


2011-08-15 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (121)
Forum:2011-08-15 (Monday)
Gil, Vole, Agatha
Gil is mad. The castle is being attacked by thunder hogs. Vole is still attacking and being beat back by Gil's blows and a boot to the head. Gil chooses to employ Vole as a lackey. That way as Vole tries to kill him, Gil can show everyone how tough and crazy he, Gil is. Agatha interrupts.
Count Nikolaba and his thunder hogs, My father (Klaus) Boom! Smak! Bash!


That Kissing Scene[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-08-17 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (122)
Forum:2011-08-17 (Wednesday)
Gil, Tarvek, Agatha
Gil takes his leave. Agatha leaves him with something to remember. A kiss. A big loooo...


2011-08-19 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (122)
Forum:2011-08-19 (Friday)
Gil, Agatha, Krosp, Tarvek, Violetta, Vole
...ooong kiss! Gil leaves her something to remember. They say parting words and Gil calls Vole to his side.
Violetta: "And here I kept expecting you to attack him."
Vole: "Dun be schtupid. She would rip my fangs out."
My Castle (Castle Heterodyne)


2011-08-22 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (124)
Forum:2011-08-22 (Monday)
Agatha, Castle Heterodyne, Gilgamesh, Violetta, Vole
The castle obeys Agatha's orders to get Gil and Vole to the nearest outer gate as quickly as possible. Why is she displeased with the results? The castle also reports that it is running out of power, and that the Tower of Green Bone has been destroyed.
Ka-thunk!


Coming to Gil's Rescue[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-08-24 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (125)
Forum:2011-08-24 (Wednesday)
Agatha, Sleipnir, Theo, Fun-MADDs, Otilia
Sleipnir has patched Theo's wound. Agatha mounts Otilia, who can control the Fun-MADDs, to go find Gil. The break remains unfixed. This smells like a bad plan.
Gil, That Jäger (Vole), The Castle (Castle Heterodyne), Madame Von Pinn


2011-08-26 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (126)
Forum:2011-08-26 (Friday)
Agatha, Castle Heterodyne, Tarvek, Theo, Sleipnir, Otilia, Fun-MADDs, Violetta
Agatha mounts Otilia. Theo & Sleipnir and Tarvek mount other Fun-MADDs. The Castle explains the Fun-MADDs can't leave the walls of the castle until the break is repaired. Otilia explains she can't leave Agatha behind to make the repair because of her king's charge to her. Tarvek believes he can do something about that.
Gil, My King (Storm King)


2011-08-29 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (127)
Forum:2011-08-29 (Monday)
Tarvek, Otilia, Agatha
Tarvek, as heir to the Storm King, releases Otilia from her original task. They argue. Finally, in order to save Gil, Otilia acknowledges Tarvek as her liege.
Wulfenbach (Gil), original master clik

Third Hugo Acceptance Speech![]

Location: Reno.


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2011-08-31 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. Hugo Acceptance Speech #3
Forum:2011-08-31 (Wednesday)
Cheyenne Wright , Professor Foglio, Professoressa Foglio
Another mad acceptance speech for a hat trick done apparently without hats.

Coming to Gil's Rescue (resumed)[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-09-02 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. 
Forum:2011-09-02 (Friday)
Tarvek, Otilia, Agatha, other Fun-MADDs
Having accepted Tarvek's claim, Otilia insists he stay behind where he will be safe. She heads off with eight other Fun-MADDs leaving a ninth behind to ensure her king behaves.

Forced to reluctantly agree, he focuses on the remaining repair. Agatha starts to say something consoling.

Otilia: "Such a troublesome pair."
Young Master Wulfenbach FWUMP


2011-09-05 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (129)
Forum:2011-09-05 (Monday)
Tarvek, Agatha
Agatha thanks Tarvek for helping Gil. Tarvek discusses his motivation then tries not to discuss too much. They both blush and change the subject.
Madame Otilia, Gil

Violetta's Reasoning[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-09-07 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (130)
Forum:2011-09-07 (Wednesday)
Violetta, Tarvek
Violetta explains how Tarvek is going to win the battle of the swains. Tarvek works it out and thinks it will all end in flames. Violetta is about to explain how he can avert that.
Tarvek: "Violetta... have you been licking your knives again?"

Tarvek on Gil marrying Agatha: "All he has to do is ask her ... um ... in a politically respectful yet romantic manner."
Von Zinzer, Gil, The Baron (Klaus)


2011-09-09 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (131)
Forum:2011-09-09 (Friday)
Tarvek, Violetta, <Veilchen
Tarvek wonders about Violetta taking his side. She explains what she knows about Tarvek, including his getting her assigned to Mechanicsburg to keep her alive, and why their interests are aligned regarding Agatha.
Violetta: "…I figure, if you'll do that for me, you'll burn down hell to keep someone you love alive- and I want the Lady Heterodyne kept alive!"
Lady Heterodyne (Agatha)


2011-09-12 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (132)
Forum:2011-09-12 (Monday)
Tarvek, Violetta
Violetta explains why Agatha would probably live longer and be more powerful hitched to Tarvek than to Gil. Tarvek starts thinking.
Violetta: "Sure, you'll wind up some kind of evil dark lord, or something, but I'll bet the Lady Heterodyne is one of those girls who likes that kind of thing, you know? …And I think she could really make the 'evil queen' look work!"
Tarvek: "Ooh, tricky. She's an autumn."
Kissy-boy, Evil Dark Lord, Lady Heterodyne


2011-09-14 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (133)
Forum:2011-09-14 (Wednesday)
Violetta, Tarvek, ~Agatha
Violetta finishes by explaining plan B. Tarvek keeps thinking politically. Then he starts thinking imaginatively. Then he sees a ray of hope or...?
Violetta: "...stick to plan "B...". Be helpful, be patient, and be there.
Van Bulen (KOJ who likes Heterodyne stories), Lucrezia

Rescuing the Prince[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-09-16 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (134)
Forum:2011-09-16 (Friday)
Tarvek, Sanaa, Othar.
The shadow in that ray of hope turns out to be Sanaa. She bags and crowns her prince.
Wulfenbach FWUMP! Konk!



2011-09-19 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (135)
Forum:2011-09-19 (Monday)
Sanaa, Othar, Tarvek (in a sack)
Othar is off to deliver his package to the Baron. Sanaa can't tag along because of the 'splodey collar. Othar will threaten to throw his captive off a building if Sanaa is not released immediately.
the Baron, The Heterodyne Girl (Agatha) Punch! Pat Pat

Oublenmach Climbs the Doom Bell Tower[]

Location: Tower of the Doom Bell.


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2011-09-21 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (136)
Forum:2011-09-21 (Wednesday)
Baron Oublenmach, Mimmoth
The Baron valiantly lifts his burden as he pursues his dream.
Meanwhile in the tower of the Doom Bell ... Clunk Clunk Clunk and Clunk

The Town Council Meets[]

Location: Streets of Mechanicsburg.


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2011-09-23 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (137)
Forum:2011-09-23 (Friday)
Invading soldiers: Capitaine Dalistache[4]. driver w/ goatee, driver w/ cigar.
Invading troops are marching from the hospital to attack the castle. The objective is to kill the Baron, his son, and the Heterodyne Girl. The commander is trying to stop Goatee from questioning orders.
the Baron (Klaus), the Baron's kid (Gil), The Heterodyne Girl (Agatha), Storm King Meanwhile in the streets of Mechanicsburg. Dgdgdgdgdgdg... Thwack! Thwack! Thwack!


Sploosh[]

Location: Mechanicsburg Town Hall.


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2011-09-26 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (138)
Forum:2011-09-26 (Monday)
Van, the Assistant, attacking soldiers in street (Capitaine Dalistache from last page and others in his company), Carson, town elder Falstein, a Crypt Master, little girl (the Crypt Master's great great great granddaughter).
From a darkened shop across from the Dry Goods store, Van observes the advancing troops and goes over the preparations for counter attack. The crypt master swears the children will be kept safe. As they are about to leave this observation point something smashes through the window.
Van: "I wonder if growing up here might make us a ...little... weird?"
Tunnel Rats DRY GOODS
  • SMASH!


2011-09-28 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (139)
Forum:2011-09-28 (Wednesday)
Carson, the Assistant, Van, sparky snakeball device, Castle Heterodyne via a suit of armor.
The invader's device prepares to deliver a speech, but cannot recognize anyone. It decides to kill them anyway. The Castle thinks not .
leaders of Mechanicsburg tik tik tik
  • tik tik ting clik
  • clik Snap clak Vreeeeeeeee
  • CHOP!


2011-09-30 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (140)
Forum:2011-09-30 (Friday)
Van, the Assistant, Carson, Castle Heterodyne, attacking soldiers from Capitaine Dalistache's company
Carson's headache is back. Various parts of the town come alive to harass the attacking forces, blocking and stranding them in small groups in uncomfortable places. The castle tells Carson there is work to be done.
Tiny monster island (?)GUYSEB(?) (on sign)
  • Sploosh

Castle Fixing Complete?[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne, Town Hall.


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2011-10-03 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (141)
Forum:2011-10-03 (Monday)
Agatha, Castle Heterodyne, Violetta
The repairs done, Agatha notices the absence of Tarvek. Though the castle can now reach into the town and help Otilia reach Gil, it can't seem to locate Tarvek. Worried, Violetta goes to look for him.
Tarvek, Gil, Lady Otilia Castle Heterodyne...


2011-10-05 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (142)
Forum:2011-10-05 (Wednesday)
Castle Heterodyne, Van, Falstein, Carson
The Castle from its armored suit sets Van some repair tasks to accomplish. Argues a little with old Carson and then formally recognizes the next Heterodyne, and Van as her seneschal.
Castle: "Hear me now: 'I hereby recognize Agatha Heterodyne as the Lady of Mechanicsburg and Vanamonde Von Mekkhan as her Seneschal.'"

"Soon the Heterodyne will once again scream defiance from atop the walls of Mechanicsburg." (And she did .)
Soon back at the Mechanicsburg town hall...
  • CLATTER

Gil Leaves the Castle[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne, just inside the gate of chimes...


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2011-10-07 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (143)
Forum:2011-10-07 (Friday)
Gil, Vole, Castle Heterodyne, Mactovian soldiers, Gunheads
Gil and Vole are commenting on the Gunheads, attacking soldiers and how amazingly annoying the castle is. Seems it has found another way to obey Agatha's orders exactly. Vole incidentally reveals he's at least 150 years old.
Castle Heterodyne, just inside the Gate of Chimes...


2011-10-10 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (144)
Forum:2011-10-10 (Monday)
Vole, Gil, Castle Heterodyne, Otilia
Vole trades brickbats with the castle until Otilia arrives. The castle releases Vole and Gil.
Vole: "Hyu couldn't do sottle vit a ton ov bricks!"
Castle: "I am aware of the challenge."
Agatha, Bonk! Wak! Smak!


2011-10-12 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (145)
Forum:2011-10-12 (Wednesday)
Vole, Gil, Otilia, a pride of Fun-MADDs, Sleipnir, Theo
Otilia and pride will escort Gil and Vole to the remains of the hospital. Theo and Sleipnir arrive with the means to prove Gil's identity (the Magnificent Hat).
your father,


2011-10-14 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (146)
Forum:2011-10-14 (Friday)
Otilia, Gil, Castle Heterodyne, Sleipnir, Theo
After discussing the problems and obstacles in getting to the hospital, Gil shows off what he was making.
Fuyez les dangers de loisir[5] / WUM WUM WUM

Battle for Mechanicsburg[]

Location: Castle Heterodyne...The First Gate House...Outside the Gate of Chimes.


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2011-10-17 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (147)
Forum:2011-10-17 (Monday)
Agatha, Castle Heterodyne, Violetta
Tarvek can't be found. The Lady Heterodyne must defend the town. The castle has a few hidden tricks to help, and it looks like Gil can provide cover for their sortie.
Tarvek, your other consort (Gil), Mobile Fun Units


2011-10-19 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (148)
Forum:2011-10-19 (Wednesday)
Van, A General in Armor, Rumsfield[6], Wilhelm Diamant, Lady Vitriox, Green suited soldiers, a Gunhead, Castle Heterodyne
The soldiers run past the gate house. Van peeks from behind the gatehouse window. His companions argue about the prospects of the battle. A Gunhead fires. A blue light and a zapping sound are heard. There is not much left of the Gunhead.
The Heterodyne Castle Heterodyne...The First Gate House.
  • ZTAM!


2011-10-21 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (149)
Forum:2011-10-21 (Friday)
Gil, Vole, Sleipnir, Greygreen suited soldiers (Valois troops), Otilia, Theo, Mobile Fun Units
The Gate of Chimes' doors crash open. The Mobile Fun Units spill out. Gil's cannon zaps the aerial Gunheads. Sleipnir's pistol encourages the nearest Valois soldiers to obey their commander's orders to retreat.
Vole: "Graaaah!"
CRATHOOM! Zownt! Pzowa Pzowa


2011-10-24 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (150)
Forum:2011-10-24 (Monday)
Mobile Fun Units, Enemy soldier, gunheads, Gil, Van, General in Armor, Rumsfield, Professor type (Itzokk)
The battle rages on. Gil's cannon takes its toll on the enemy. Van and company provide commentary.
Itzokk: "We're going to have to break out those little iron cages for their children, aren't we?
chukkka (x4), KPOW!
  • Pow! Pow! Zwont!
  • Zkkkrack!


2011-10-26 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (151)
Forum:2011-10-26 (Wednesday)
Baron Oublenmach, Castle Heterodyne
Our favorite gold seeking adventurer rests the hammer on the penultimate step and is greeted by the bell itself.
The Doom Bell...
  • Clunk
  • crik Cra-CRAK
  • 50 (on side of airship visible in last panel)


2011-10-28 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (152)
Forum:2011-10-28 (Friday)
Castle Heterodyne, Baron Oublenmach, Agatha Heterodyne, Itzokk, Vanamonde, Wilhelm Diamant, Lady Vitriox, General in armor, Rumsfield
The castle smiles as it takes the Hammer from Baron Oublenmach. It co-ordinates its actions with Agatha inside the castle and Van at the first gate house. The presentation of the Heterodyne to the world will happen sooooon....

Dooom![]

Location: The first gate house ... The gate of chimes.


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2011-10-31 (Monday)
Vol.XI p. (153)
Forum:2011-10-31 (Monday)
Vanamonde, General in armor, Lady Vitriox, Rumsfield, Wilhelm Diamant, Baron Oublenmach, Castle Heterodyne
Van surveys the field of battle. The old timers try to explain what will happen next.
Castle (to Oublenmach): "I love this part."
Wulfenbach, his father, Heterodyne Boys

Agatha and the Doom Bell[]

Location: Just outside Castle Heterodyne.


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2011-11-02 (Wednesday)
Vol.XI p. (154)
Forum:2011-11-02 (Wednesday)
Agatha, Castle Heterodyne, Violetta, a Mobile Fun Unit
Facing the town from a doorway of the castle, Agatha issues her (Castle prompted) speech of defiance.
Agatha: "People of Mechanicsburg, the castle is mine! I am the Heterodyne! ... Tremble before me!"


2011-11-04 (Friday)
Vol.XI p. (155)&(156)
Forum:2011-11-04 (Friday)
Agatha, Violetta, Castle Heterodyne, a Mobile Fun Unit, Vanamonde, Wilhelm Diamant, Lady Vitriox, General in armor, Rumsfield, Professor type (Itzokk), a Lady w/ a bustle (Mrs. Rumsfield?)
It Rings. They do.
DOOOM!




References

  1. The mention of Franz turning people into beetles is a reference to The Metamorphosis.
  2. The phrase "Vot der dombozzle?" is a shoutout to The Katzenjammer Kids by H. H. Knerr.
  3. As of this page, the numbering changed to match what will be in the printed book.
  4. sweet_gardenia's name for him till we get a real one.
  5. French: "Flee the dangers of leisure"
  6. Temporary name


Index[]

Chronology Overview         Internal Chronology
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