Ted Marx works hard at his career as a quantum physicist. But lately the demands of his job have begun to overwhelm him. Then Ted makes a startling discovery: his wife's father once knew Einstein and claims that Einstein entrusted to him a final, devastating secret―a secret even more profound and shattering than the work that led to the first atom bombs. If Ted can convince his father-in-law to tell him what Einstein had to say, his job will be safe. But does he dare reveal Einstein's most dangerous secret to those who might exploit it?
In this graphic novel, the reader meets Ted, a genius physicist in his 30s whose life has come to a bit of a standstill. He struggles to come up with that "next big idea" while younger scientists come into the company, flooding the place with new ideas every day. Ted tries to find comfort in remembering the life of his idol, Albert Einstein, whose most famous theories had already come about by the time Albert was Ted's age. Problem is, Ted's boss has given him an ultimatum -- either come up with a brilliant theory that will bring all kinds of scientific glory to the company or find himself new employment. This puts enormous pressure on Ted as he tries to figure out how he will pay for his wife's medical treatments (as she battles cancer) if he doesn't have this job. When his father-in-law reveals that he was once Einstein's personal bodyguard and that Einstein once shared a secret never told to anyone else. Desperate, Ted tries to get his FIL to reveal Einstein's secret, hoping it's big enough to skyrocket Ted's career & solve all the problems.
They gave me a test to see if I had a learning problem. It turned out that I did... I could learn faster than they could teach.
Being a fan of Einstein myself, I thought this story was a pretty cool concept. I just wish there had just been more to it. It felt like it was just getting going by the time it was over! I had hoped to get to know Ted a little better than I did, or maybe more of the Einstein backstory. But what was there was a good, fun, quick read. I also thought there was some pretty good humor here as well. The couple criticisms I would have is that the art style, while good in some panels, overall did not wow my eyeballs. Also, the font was not my favorite, mainly because the t's and r's looked so similar as to make the dialogue pretty frustrating for my dyslexic brain to decipher throughout most of this.