The Five Fists of Science

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The Five Fists of Science
DateMay 2006
Main charactersMark Twain
Nikola Tesla
Baroness Bertha von Suttner
John Pierpont Morgan
Thomas Edison
Guglielmo Marconi
Andrew Carnegie
Elihu Root
PublisherImage Comics
Creative team
WritersMatt Fraction
ArtistsSteven Sanders

The Five Fists of Science is a steampunk graphic novel created by writer Matt Fraction and artist Steven Sanders. It was published in 2006 by Image Comics.


Nikola Tesla, Mark Twain and Bertha von Suttner combine forces to try to bring about world peace through superior firepower. The comic's introduction shows Twain explaining that the story does not concern itself very much with historical accuracy, and this assertion is borne out by the story: Twain and Tesla use scientific know-how, general trickery and media manipulation techniques to try to scare world leaders into following their noble path. In the company of several allies, the two are soon confronted by dark forces led by the dastardly Thomas Edison, John Pierpont Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Guglielmo Marconi. The inventors and financiers are collaborating on a bizarre new skyscraper, the Innsmouth Tower, on whose building site many construction workers have already died in mysterious accidents.


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