Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Marie Curie - The Radium Fairy (graphic novel) - Paul's REVIEW

*I received this book as an eARC from Europe Comics via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Marie Curie - The Radium Fairy
Author: Montellier
Release Date: October 19, 2016

Synopsis: Marie Curie is the only woman ever to have received two Nobel prizes: the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, shared with her husband, Pierre Curie, and the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for her work with polonium and radium in 1911. She was also the first woman ever to teach at the Sorbonne. This inspired comic is set at the time she received her second Nobel Prize, when a vicious press campaign was launched against her, denouncing her affair with the physician Paul Langevin. Through her flash-backs, we're invited to witness the key moments of this exceptional woman's life and work.


Review: I love the idea of a comic book showcasing women scientists of history. Marie Curie brought the world so much! The comic shows a few different points in her life. Marie and Pierre's meeting is shown. The origins of x-rays. The tragic passing of Pierre Curie. She was such a trailblazer. Chauvinism vs Feminism is a big part of this story. The second half is an in depth timeline. 

I give this comic book a 4/5. It's a great look into a wonderful person that changed the way we see the world. 


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