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Monday, 28 August 2017

Geek-Girl vol.1: Lightning Strikes! OUT NOW

Here's the Press Release... ;)

Created and written by by Sam Johnson (The Almighties, Cabra Cini) and illustrated by Carlos Granda (Grimm Fairy Tales, Charmed), in Geek-Girl vol.1: Lightning Strikes! (collecting the first 4-issue Geek-Girl Mini-Series) we meet attractive, popular Maine college coed Ruby Kaye. Ruby is a girl used to getting anything she wants; and when she overhears Trevor Goldstein, the resident college brainiac, talking about super-tech glasses he’s invented, she decides she wants them!

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Ruby and her friend Stacey get Trevor and his buddy drunk, and Ruby wins the glasses off Trevor in a game of Strip Poker. She’s granted flight and super-strength, but – due to a flaw in the glasses’ programming – also lands herself with super-klutziness! And this is just the beginning of the changes the glasses are going to wreak on Ruby…

“When we’re introduced to Ruby, she’s wearing the specs and is flying around in a super-hero costume, looking for crime, chatting to her BFF Summer on her cellphone, questioning if she’s ‘doing it right’; because she’s been at this a couple nights now and nothing’s happening,” says creator/writer Johnson. “But then something does happen. Right in front of Ruby, Neon Girl – Maine’s resident big-shot Super-Heroine – is blasted through a billboard by a mysterious new villain.

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“Neon Girl is hospitalized by this extremely powerful, enigmatic woman, Lightning Storm, who seems to have come from nowhere,” says Johnson, “and a scared Ruby reveals how she got the glasses on a whim, how it was her friend Summer who made her a costume and came up with a superhero name for her – and how she doesn’t really know what she’s doing,” Johnson continues. “But this isn’t a point of view the no-nonsense Neon Girl has any time for; her attitude is that ‘Geek-Girl’ has super powers and sure dresses like a superheroine, so she needs to step up and stop Lightning Storm!” says Johnson.

And while Ms. Kaye’s trying to get her head around this, things have taken a hit in her social life; thanks to the side effects of the glasses, the only evidence she’s provided her ‘cooler-than-thou’ clique of her powers has involved knocking drinks over them – alienating her from all but Summer. Johnson concludes, “So with a social life in tatters and a new status she doesn’t really understand, Ruby has to try and take on an extremely dangerous force who’s taken down someone who’s like a hundred times better at super-heroing than she is. Let’s see how that goes…”

Geek-Girl vol.1: Lightning Strikes! - published by Markosia - is Out Now and available at Amazon. Click here for US & International orders and here for UK orders! :)

“Amazingly good debut with a new character that totally fits into today’s younger generation of doing before thinking.”
-Steven Leitman, Reading With a Flight Ring.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Spoken Sins Geek-Girl Interview

I've done a new interview with Rob Andersin on his Spoken Sins show, talking Geek-Girl vol. 1: Lightning Strikes!, my plans for Geek-Girl beyond this, and the Limited GG Collector's Packs that will be added to the GG Kickstarter soon and will come with FREE Limited Geek-Girl/Harley Quinn Prints - which artist Matt Olson (who did the collection's cover) is currently hard at work on!

You can check out the interview here!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Geek-Girl vol.1 available to Pre-Order on Kickstarter!

When 'Little Miss Popular' Ruby Kaye lands a pair of super-tech glasses (invented by brainiac college geek Trevor Goldstein) in a game of Strip Poker, she's granted flight, super-strength, and - due to a flaw in the glasses' programming - super-klutziness!

And this is just the beginning of the changes the glasses will wreak on Ruby...

Created & written by myself, illustrated by Carlos Granda, and published by Markosia, Geek-Girl vol.1: Lightning Strikes! is coming out in August, and Pre-Orders are live on Kickstarter NOW: where you can also Preview the book!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Super Awesome Geek Show!

I'm a guest on the latest episode of the Super Awesome Geek Show podcast, where you can listen to a fun interview in which I talk about Geek-Girl (including some hints at what's to come, beyond the first Mini-Series), plus Marvel Legacy, Defenders, Celebs Go Dating (NSFW!) and more!

Check it out here! :)

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Geek-Girl #4 - all three teasers and soundtrack!?

Mysterious super-villain Lightning Storm came out of nowhere and hospitalized Maine's long-term resident super-heroes, Neon Girl and Pit Bull. Neon Girl tasked new-hero-on-the-block Ruby Kaye a.k.a. Geek-Girl with finding and stopping her. As Lightning Storm's threat escalates, it's time for Ruby to deliver. Ready or not.

Geek-Girl #4 is Out Now, and you can check out the teasers at the links below.

Geek-Girl #4 Teaser #1

Geek-Girl #4 Teaser #2

Geek-Girl #4 Teaser #3

One of the reasons I signed to publisher Markosia is I'm aiming to get a Geek-Girl movie made, and they can help with that, having already had some of their other projects picked up for film/TV.

I've always had Leona Lewis' emotional cover of Snow Patrol's Run in mind for the climax of a Geek-Girl movie, and you can see how that feels if you press play on it here when you get to Page 7 (below) while reading Geek-Girl #4.

The story title for Geek-Girl #4, 'Run', is taken from this song, and it's what Ruby feels like she wants to do, faced with the huge threat of Lightning Storm. But best friend Summer is there for her, routing for her, willing her to be the hero she knows Ruby can - so when you hear the lyrics while reading the comic, think of them from Summer's point of view.

I like the feel of it and I hope you do, too. Let me know what you think. And if you haven't got Geek-Girl #4 yet, it's available in Regular, Variant, Digital and Super-Limited Variant editions here at the Geek-Girl site, along with the other three issues of the Mini-Series.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Geek-Girl #4 UK Orders

[UPDATED 5/14/17:] Click here for Digital, US & International orders.

The brand new Geek-Girl #4 Super Limited Variant Edition with cover by William Calleja (numbered and limited to only 100 copies) is Out Now, and you can get it, and the Regular version of Geek-Girl #4, using the button below! :)

Geek-Girl #4 Reg. and Variants

Geek-Girl #4 Regular Edition

You can Preview Geek-Girl #4 here!

Geek-Girl #4 Variant Edition