Read Boston Metaphysical Society (Chapter One) by Madeleine Holly-Rosing Online


Nominated for BEST COMIC/GRAPHIC NOVEL at the 2014 Geekie Awards and the recipient of an HONORABLE MENTION for best Comics/Graphic Novel at the 2013 Geekie Awards, Boston Metaphysical Society was also nominated for Best Webcomic at the 2013 and 2014 Steampunk Chronicles Reader's Choice Awards and a 2012 Airship Award (SteamCon).The first chapter in a six-issue graphic noveNominated for BEST COMIC/GRAPHIC NOVEL at the 2014 Geekie Awards and the recipient of an HONORABLE MENTION for best Comics/Graphic Novel at the 2013 Geekie Awards, Boston Metaphysical Society was also nominated for Best Webcomic at the 2013 and 2014 Steampunk Chronicles Reader's Choice Awards and a 2012 Airship Award (SteamCon).The first chapter in a six-issue graphic novel mini-series, BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY is about an ex-Pinkerton detective and his medium/spirit photographer partner who battle supernatural forces in late 1800's Boston.This special edition is soft-bound with a hard spine and a quality laminated cover. It contains the full first issue of the webcomic, early sketches of scenes and characters, script pages and an excerpt of the short story THE DEVIL WITHIN.Review from Steampunk Chronicle: book can only be ordered directly from the publisher at:http://www.bostonmetaphysicalsociety.comDigital special editions are available through Amazon, Nook, and

Title : Boston Metaphysical Society (Chapter One)
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ISBN : 9780988312104
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Number of Pages : 42 Pages
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Boston Metaphysical Society (Chapter One) Reviews

  • Jane Yates
    2019-03-26 06:22

    Review of the Boston Metaphysical Societywww.bostonmetaphysicalsociety.comThis is an award winning web comic of exceptionally high quality. Madeleine Holly-Rosing is the visionary writer and creator of this popular comic.It is written in steampunk, science fiction and fantasy genre, and she has created a universe, which is both thrilling and exciting.Emily Hu (Artist) is the artist, a graduate from the school of Visual Arts, New York City. Emily’s style is both unique and instantly recongnisable. Gloria Caeli and Fahriza Kamaputra are the two Colorists. I love the way the comic both bold and muted way the comic is colored, is well suited to the steampunk style. Troy Peteri and Shawn Aldridge are the letterers and they classic comic style of lettering styles adds to the mastery!You can read this comic online at the above web address. Chapter one, starts right in at the action, In a forest outside Boston 1895, with two of the main characters, Samuel Hunter a x detective and Caitlin O’Sullivan who is medium and a ghost photographer. Net some sort creature, known to be a ‘’shifter’’ but one of them is injured in the conflict. This series is a paranormal mystery with touches of Victorian history, that is full of detailed plots and interesting characters. Granville T. Woods is perhaps the most interesting character as he is the steampunk weapons expert and go to guy.I am new to reading these comics, but look forward to reading them all.Boston Metaphysical society is published every Thursday Free online and there are crowd funded programs for the printed versions. So check them out and support them.

  • John Jeng
    2019-04-15 23:08

    "We have to talk," says the man in the carriage. Who is he? The plot thickens. I had the pleasure of meeting Madeleine at the Steampunk convention Clockwork Alchemy in April. It's already September, but I'm finally getting around to reading this great Indie graphic novel!One small detail I noticed. I believe the redhead Miss O'Sullivan is the tertiary protagonist of the series, but when do I get to know her first name?

  • Hannah Heath
    2019-03-26 03:29

    Wow. This is really good. Intriguing premise, good pacing, interesting characters. I can't wait to read the next one!

  • Madeleine Holly-Rosing
    2019-03-21 23:09

    As this is my own book, I don't believe it's appropriate to rate it. Therefore, I will use this space to post reviews from outside Goodreads.1. Review from Steampunk Chronicle (Print Edition): Review from Comic Book Collector's Blog (Print Edition): Review from The Lottery Party(Webcomic): Review from Buy Indie Comics: Webcomic of the Week and Interview (Read Comic Books): Pod Magnetic - Listen to the Review (Episode 25) are more reviews listed on the main website for the webcomic as well. http://www.bostonmetaphysicalsociety.comThanks!

  • Chad Goodwin
    2019-04-16 02:35


  • Travis Sivart
    2019-04-14 01:15

    I opened the first page of “The Boston Metaphysical Society”, not knowing what to expect. I shall share my thoughts with you without spoiling any of the mysteries this book presented. It is listed as a six issue mini-series web comic that was created and written by Madeleine Holly-Rosing and drawn by Emily Hu, (more on them and their team later). I read the description they offered, and now share that with you;“Our world has developed along the lines of Steampunk technology, but with a modern twist.Here exists steam driven rudimentary computers and electronics. And dirigibles rule the sky. But with it comes social and political upheaval as not everyone is comfortable with change. In fact, many people fear it. That fear and the violence that followed caused a psychic rift to puncture the veil of space and time allowing the entity known as "The Shifter" to escape.And the only people who stand a chance in hell of destroying it are: Samuel Hunter, ex-Pinkerton Detective; Caitlin O'Sullivan, Medium and Spirit Photographer and Granville Woods, Scientist Extraordinaire.They are the Boston Metaphysical Society.Wish them luck. They're going to need it.”I love a good mystery and adore metaphysics, especially when it has a good scientific basis, and this was a good start. It caught my interest and drew me in as I turned the first page. I drank in each page with my eyes, the way you enjoy that cup of tea after a hard and slightly chilly day. It warmed me and pulled me in. The color palate made me lean in, as if squinting at something in the distance that roused my curiosity. The art style fits beautifully with the era it portrays. The lines of the characters are sharp and defined, and I was enthralled from the first panel. I slowed my reading, savoring it, noting the small details they have in each frame. As I read on, I was delighted by the constant bits of Victoriana laced throughout the book. Simple and elegant, the details were subtle and uncluttered. I was brought into their world and shown around, never spoon fed facts, but rather immersed in them without realizing it. Steampunk gadgets and touches intertwine seamlessly through the story.The main characters, Samuel Hunter, an ex-Pinkerton detective, Caitlin O’Sullivan, the spirit photographer and medium that is brought in after her father’s death, and Granville T. Woods, their Steampunk inventor and weapons guy, are complete people when the story starts with their own motivations and backgrounds, allowing me to relate to each in their own way. With B.E.T.H., a secret organization run by Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and Houdini, pulling the strings in the background the story is given a depth (as well as a touch of history that I loved), showing layers of mystery.The writer and creator, Madeleine Hooly-Rosing, has the right background and interests to bring this book to life, and Emily Hu, the artist, does a wonderful job bringing the vision to life. With Gloria Caeli and Fahriza Kamaputra as the colorists and Troy Peteri as the letter to complete the team they come together to make a rich world that I look forward to visiting again, and soon.This review is also posted;

  • Mike
    2019-04-17 22:29

    Boston Metaphysical Society is a webcomic intended to be a six issue miniseries. Currently it is a few pages into Chapter 2.Note: I am reviewing the comics that comprise this collection, not the printed edition (and thus not the additional material).The first issue is, of course, mostly setup but it's well done and presents just enough information and hints to really hook the reader while keeping the plot and action moving at a decent clip. The world already comes across as unique, imaginative and nicely formed. The characters, including a quartet of famous historical figures, are all intriguing from the glimpses we get. I'm avoiding specifics because when discussing a single issue anything said would be a spoiler.The art is quite good and has a suitable style that adds to the story's atmosphere.I had previously read one of the novelettes set in the Boston Metaphysical Society universe (the excellent "Steampunk Rat" -see my review) and have been looking forward to checking out the main story. It was an interesting contrast since Steampunk Rat was very different in focus and in some ways more "grounded" than the main comic. Also a 70+ page novella is obviously going to be able to get into more detail than a single issue of a comic, so I was a little spoiled and got a stronger sense of the world from that. The great part though is that because the story is related but not a direct part of the comic's occurrences, they aren't "competing" narratives and really complement each other. I am also dying to know how the comic (or possibly other novelettes) will reconcile Steampunk Rat's main character with his seemingly disparate attitude in BMS. Add it all up and I'm greatly looking forward to more of this universe in all of it's forms. Boston Metaphysical Society itself off to a very promising start. I already find myself hoping there will be more than the planned six issues, since the requisite potential is most certainly there.Definitely worth checking out.

  • Brooke Banks
    2019-04-05 22:36

    My friend just brought home a copy of this for me from Phoenix ComiCon!I love the art and the set up, especially the paranormal aspect. I'm curious to see how the famous founders will be portrayed. Caitlyn is going to be great, I just know it. I've already looked it up online and will be continuing.

  • Tracy
    2019-04-22 05:23

    Chapter one pulls you right into the world. The author has done an amazing job of developing characters that are unique and interesting as well as laying the foundation of a great plot. Can't wait to read more!

  • Team Golfwell
    2019-04-04 02:24

    I haven’t read a comic/graphic novel book in years and enjoyed these intelligent stories with all the Aaargs! Aieees! Kabaams! Zeeees! Kkkkrak! Kbloooms! Etc! In my opinion, the illustrations are excellent and this author is amazing, very clever, creative, imaginative, and very exciting.I loved reading this, even though I first thought I wouldn’t like it. Madeline, you are a gifted writer! Very well done!

  • Beth
    2019-04-11 00:14

    Original concept well executed. Great art and writing. I do recommend this to Steampunk aficionados as well as those who like good old ghost stories.