Genius by Steven T. Seagle

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Ted’s world seems too insular, the supporting characters too distant, so even a truly earth-shattering idea seems of little consequence. Cotton candy masquerading as a meal.
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Ted Marx works hard at his career as a quantum physicist. But lately the demands of his job have begun to overwhelm him. Then Ted makes a startling discovery: his wife's father once knew Einstein and claims that Einstein entrusted to him a final, devastating secret―a secret even more profound and shattering than the work that led to the first atom bombs. If Ted can convince his father-in-law to tell him what Einstein had to say, his job will be safe. But does he dare reveal Einstein's most dangerous secret to those who might exploit it?

In their comic book Genius, acclaimed duo Teddy H. Kristiansen and Steven T. Seagle have created an exploration of the heights of intellectual and scientific achievement and the depths of human emotion and confusion.

 

About Steven T. Seagle

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Steven T. Seagle is the seven-time Eisner Award-nominated writer best known for his semi-autobiographical graphic novel, It's a Bird . . . illustrated by Teddy H. Kristiansen. He is a two-time GLAAD Media Award-nominee for his series American Virgin. Seagle is a co-founder of Man of Action Studios, creators of Ben 10 and Generator Rex. Genius is his most recent graphic novel. He also writes and directs for the stage. Teddy H. Kristiansen is a Eisner Award-winning artist from the faraway land of Denmark who spends a lot of time with his computer and the many books in his house. (Too many, according to his wife.) In addition to his work in animation and children's books, Kristiansen is a critically-acclaimed comics artist. Genius is his second collaboration with writer Steven Seagle.
 
Published July 9, 2013 by First Second. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Genius
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Kirkus

Below average
on Jul 07 2013

Ted’s world seems too insular, the supporting characters too distant, so even a truly earth-shattering idea seems of little consequence. Cotton candy masquerading as a meal.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jun 10 2013

This touching and affecting story unlocks the secrets of the universe and of a man’s heart.

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NPR

Good
Reviewed by Glen Weldon on Jul 17 2013

...the author loads the page with wry humor and sharp, characterizing detail to flesh out a tale that might otherwise seem overdetermined.

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