Graphic Novel:A Lesson in Electricity

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A Lesson in Electricity
Issue #: 75
Released: March 3, 2008
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Story by: David Wohl
Art by: Micah Gunnell
Digital Inks by: Mark Roslan
Colors by: John Starr
Lettering by: Comicraft
Produced by: Aspen MLT Inc.
Easter Egg: Behind the scenes image of Ali Larter and Noah Gray-Cabey
Previous: Blindsided
Next: Pieces of Me
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One of America's greatest Founding Fathers has a secret he took to his grave.
The only major writing on the mystery of Ben Franklin's famous kite flying experiment comes from Joseph Priestly's[sic] account, published fifteen years afterwards. Franklin made many major discoveries in his lifetime, but some details he chose to keep to himself.

Summary

Joseph Priestley reads an entry in his journal from 1767, detailing the account of what Benjamin Franklin told him happened with his famous kite experiment, and which was kept a secret for several years.

According to the account, one night in 1752, Deborah Franklin woke her husband at the sound of his bells, which rang when lightning struck his lightning rod. Benjamin went down the stairs and woke his son, Will, to share the news. Several nights later, Benjamin Franklin and his son proceed outside to test the theory of conservation of charge using the kite experiment. Will gets a kite into the stormy skies and hands the string of the kite to his father. Lightning strikes the kite just as the skies appear to clear up. However, instead of the lightning being totally diverted by a key Benjamin attached to the string, Benjamin ends up shocked with enough electricity to kill a man and later discharges it through his cat. Afterwards, Benjamin does not appear to suffer any injuries from the experiment.

After finishing reading, Joseph closes the journal and places it on a bookshelf, thinking that the world is not ready for that part of the story yet and it may never be.

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Notes

  • In real-life history, Joseph Priestley published The History and Present State of Electricity in 1767, including information on Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment.
  • The introduction to the novel originally named Joseph Priestley as "John Priestly". The error in the first name was later fixed, but the last name was still misspelled "Priestly".

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