I've been reading Girl Genius in the gym lately, thanks to the rather wonderful discovery that it's awesomeness is enough to keep me wanting to read just one more page, rather than thinking "can I just stop this exercise and die now, please?" So by restricting my GG reading to the gym, there's an incentive to go…
I downloaded volumes 1-9 just before the holiday break (I've read them all on the web before), and in my re-read, I'd gotten to, oh, volume 5 or 6 before making this discovery.
Recently, disaster struck! Only ten minutes into the gym session, I finished volume 7 and… volume 8 wasn't on the iPad. Oh noes! Since I've read them all before, I could just continue with 9, but still - eak!
Luckily, it turned out that the download just came with a different filename, so I missed it when importing them all into iTunes. Problem solved! Phew.1 If you're not familiar with the multi-Hugo-winning Girl Genius, it's a web comic that is released one full-colour page at a time, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It's a "Gaslight Fantasy" with the tagline "Adventure, Romance, Mad Science!" It's top-notch, cracking stuff, with a great list in characters and a witty turn of phrase. And lots of slapstick in a manner I find reminiscent of the better Xena comedy episodes. If you like comics, just go read it. Now.