Back in November 2016 we had the pleasure to check out Geek-Girl. The new independent comic book from Sam Johnson and Carlos Granda was impressive in writing, story, and art.
Jumping forward to August of 2017 the creators of Geek-Girl gave us the opportunity to review the First Complete Volume of their story. It was nice to see the story to a satisfying ending and see the talent behind it grow into it.
For free comic book day Sam Johnson and Carlos Granda are giving you more than just a free issue. Johnson and Granda have decided to give you a way to easily step into the Geek-Girl world. Both for the characters involved as well as the reader.
The free comic book day issue has the summation of Geek-Girl volume one with a Marvel-esque stinger setting up the next installment in the series. Opening Geek-Girl to a wider world. The same quality art is back. The colors are vivid. With the early part of the issue bringing the villainous Lightning Storm the effects really make the art pop.
For existing fans of Geek-Girl this free issue is a nice primer for things to come. The ‘coming soon’ part of the story isn’t action packed. We are treated to a couple beautiful pages setting the stage of things to come. The conversation between the new characters feels a lot more natural, less like exposition than the very first issue of Geek-Girl. This isn’t brought up as a slight but in praise for the already talented people behind the book growing further in their craft.
The next chapter in the Geek-Girl narrative launches 5/30/2018
Official Geek-Girl Press Release
A Heroine falls in Geek-Girl: What Ever Happened to Ruby Kaye?
Created and written by Sam Johnson (The Almighties, Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman) and illustrated by Carlos Granda (Grimm Fairy Tales, Charmed), the first Geek-Girl Mini-Series introduced the world to attractive, popular Maine college co-ed Ruby Kaye – a girl used to getting whatever she wants…
On a drunken whim, Ruby landed a pair of power-inducing super-tech glasses from her college’s resident brainiac; but rather than impressing her friends, Ruby alienated the majority of her clique while klutzily trying to demonstrate her newfound abilities – accidentally knocking drinks over their expensive designer dresses. Her BFF Summer James was into what Ruby could do now, though – and pushed her into trying to be a super-hero – jokily giving her the moniker ‘Geek-Girl,’ following her actions.
Johnson brings us up to speed: “Out ‘looking for crime,’ Ruby came across mysterious new villain Lightning Storm taking down her city’s resident super-heroine, Neon Girl; and promised the now-hospitalized heroine she’d stop the – extremely dangerous – super-villain. Having previously lived an easy and fairly self-centered existence – mainly consisting of partying and hanging with the ‘cool kids’ – Ruby has fallen into a situation where she’s had to learn, hard and fast, how to be a hero.”
“Lightning Storm is very publicly destroying points of authority in Ruby’s city of Maine and lethally taking out anyone who might get in her way…” This is where we come in with Geek-Girl: What Ever Happened to Ruby Kaye? Johnson continues, “Geek-Girl knows where Lightning Storm is. She’s out of her league here, but it’s time to step up anyway – as the heroine she’s become.”
The Free Digital Comic brings us into Ruby’s world where the first Mini-Series climaxed and sets up the second Mini-Series, launching May 30. “If you’ve never read a Geek-Girl comic, this is a great place to jump-on,” says Johnson, and if you have, this is where you’ll find out exactly where things are with Ruby – following the first Mini-Series – and they ain’t good…”
Written by Johnson and illustrated by Carlos Granda, Geek-Girl: What Ever Happened to Ruby Kaye? is a Free Digital Comic, out May 5 from Markosia, available at www.geekgirlcomics.com
Praise for Geek-Girl:
“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.
“A great series to get into if you’re looking for something super-hero related but original and interesting in its own right.” -Jay Brown, Comic Sleuth.
“Geek-Girl puts the human back in super-human.” -Wayne Hall, Major Spoilers.
“A charming comic, the dialogue displays a witty back and forth that would make Kevin Smith proud.” -Kris Bather, Broken Frontier.
“A brilliant premise, an interesting character, and intriguing prospects for the future.”
-Chris Orr, Dress Like The Hulk.