Saturday, 10 March 2018
Mysterious new villain Lightning Storm attacked rookie super-hero Ruby Kaye (a.k.a. Geek-Girl)'s city of Maine - destroying points of authority, including police stations and Portland City Hall - in a bid to take control of Maine. In a desperate battle to the end, Ruby took her down, but not before seemingly being electrocuted by Lightning Storm's powers.
In the wake of Lightning Storm's actions - in which she also took Neon Girl (Maine's Numero Uno Super-Heroine) off the map, destroying her hand and putting her in hospital - law-enforcement is severely depleted, there's a crime wave going on, and new-crooks-on-the-block The League of Larcenists are looking to clean up and grow in number.
So where's our Geek-Girl in all of this? Find out on Free Comic Book Day 2018 - May 5 - when Free Digital Comic Geek-Girl: Whatever Happened to Ruby Kaye? hits - featuring material from Geek-Girl vol.1 & and the forthcoming vol.2 - setting up the new Geek-Girl #1, also coming in May!
If you're already on the Geek-Girl Mailing List you'll be getting a copy of the free digital comic Geek-Girl: Whatever Happened... emailed to you on its release day! :)
Geek-Girl Vol.1: Lightning Strikes! is Out Now and available at Amazon here.
Sunday, 4 March 2018
Monday, 1 January 2018
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
I'm a guest on the new episode of Thinking Outside the Longbox podcast, where I talk (among other Geek-Girl stuff) new villains, who'll be debuting in the in-the-works 2nd Geek-Girl Mini-Series, The League of Larcenists (including Pig Head and Numb Nuts(!?). It's a fun interview and you can listen to it here (I'm on at 01:12:44)!
Monday, 28 August 2017
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!
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.
“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
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!
Monday, 24 July 2017
You can Listen to me bangin' on about Doom Patrol and saying 'cool' too much on the brand new Creator Talks Podcast here! :)