Libraries are also not usually associated with comic books, and certainly not with the digital comics available on the internet that are known as web comics. Nerds, on the other hand, often would be – perhaps with the later more than the former. Here at Nerd Up, we’re not making a distinction between different forms of literature, and they’ll all be found within The Great Library. It’s not like we’re in Alexandria, and we certainly hope that the Romans don’t have cause to burn us down, accident or not.
In this excursion into The Great Library we will be taking a first look at a science-fiction themed web comic titled String Theory. Written and illustrated by the pseudonymous Dirk Grundy, String Theory is a character-driven story set in a dystopian alternate future timeline. The comic was started in 2009, and features a mostly-weekly release schedule. Since this is an independent project that is not funded by outside sources, there is no official release timeframe; however, if one of you billionaire entrepreneurs out there reading this wants to financially back the project, Mr. Grundy might be willing to negotiate a release schedule and project budget with you. The primary focus of the story is Dr. Herville Schtein, a brilliant physicist with a few personal problems who may or may not be on the path to becoming an evil super villain. Everybody makes mistakes sometimes, right? In this alternate future, the events of the Cuban missile crisis went differently and history has taken an alternate path for the United States of America.