This book is a compilation of scores about various scientists. The stories have no collective connection, other than all the scientists are famous. Ottaviani has found a niche in making graphic novels about famous scientist and he does a very good job. He researches his topics well, which his references are listed in the book. Ottaviani takes some artistic liberties to make the stories flow and entertaining, since I am sure it is not every word and conversation has been documented about them scientists of interest. However, all the science and major historical points are very much correct.
This is the first of many reviews to come of Ottaviani's work.
The main components of the book are:
Prologue about Wolfgang Pauli (of the famous Pauli exclusion principle)
Galileo (you know, the big scientist persecuted by the church for his heliocentric theories)
Newton vs. Leibniz (a battle to discover calculous!)
Many stories on Feynman (famous lectures on physics; he also worked on the Manhattan Project)
Bohr (just that guy who built the wrong atomic model that we still use in chemistry class).
Here are some links to stories in the book:
One of the Feynman stories: http://lemoncustard.com/feynman.html
Below is a pdf on Feynman's ability to be a safecracker
Amazon also has more preview pages that you can see from the book. Just click below to look.