Who doesn't know the KOSMOS experimental kits, the well-known brands and products such as "Was blüht denn da?", "Was fliegt denn da?", "Die drei ???", "Sternenschweif", "CATAN" or "EXIT"? However, it was a long way before KOSMOS became the media company it is today. It was exactly 200 years ago that Johann Friedrich Franckh founded the Franckh'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung in 1822. Around a hundred years later, the first children's books and experimental kits appeared, and since 2015 comics and graphic novels have been published.