Based on the works of H.G. Wells, the founding father of science fiction, The Chronic Argonauts digital graphic novel will take you on the voyage of a lifetime.
THE CHRONIC ARGNAUTS is a graphic novel adapted from H.G. Wells' short story of the same name. Originally written by a 22-year old Wells, and published in 1888, "The Chronic Argonauts" is considered to be the first well-developed use of a 'time machine' in science fiction. It predates Wells' more famous time traveling novel, THE TIME MACHINE, by seven years. While Wells’ version ends with a cliff-hanger, we have taken the story and expanded it with new characters and a deeper adventure that is influenced by the legend's many other famous works.
"The Chronic Argonauts" begins with the arrival of the mysterious Dr. Moses Nebogipfel to a small Welsh town in 1887. The apprehensions of the simple rural folk eventually cause them to storm the inventor's workshop in an effort to avenge perceived witchery. Nebogipfel escapes with one other person, the sympathetic Reverend Elijah Ulysses Cook, in what is later revealed to be a time machine. After having been missing for three weeks, Reverend Cook returns, aged many years older. In recounting his experience, he states that he traveled with Dr. Nebogipfel to the years 4003 and 17901.
Whereas Wells' version ends there, we continue with a journey that takes the characters through the time stream to the days of mankind's last stand against an alien invasion in the 41st Century and even further into the future to when humans are no longer the dominant life form on Earth.