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Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Geek-Girl #10 Out Now!

Hi, beginning major New Arc Identity Crisis, Geek-Girl #10 is on General Release now!
You can Preview it here, and get it in Regular, Digital and Ltd Variant Editions at the links below.

Order at Indy Planet

Order at Comixology

Order on eBay

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Deadpool #1 Review (2022)

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It's the first issue of my favorite Marvel character Deadpool's new ongoing series, and I've been looking forward to this...

Wade Wilson is invited by The Atelier - a secret society of exclusive, highly-paid, glamourous assassins - to join their ranks if he can complete the task they assign him: kill Doctor Octopus within 48 Hours.

Another of my Marvel fav.s since his days as the Superior Spider-Man, Otto Octavius is gonna be a tough kill - even for someone with the Merc with a Mouth's skills - but there's a complication; en route to taking out Ock, Deadpool is kidnapped by the plantlife-controlling Harrower, and injected with a strain of Carnage symbiote.
The Harrower found the symbiote in a barely-alive state following the events of Absolute Carnage, and is looking for an incubator that - together with Harrower's powers of biofusion and biofission - can revitalize it and transform it into a creature capable of supplanting humans as Earth's dominant species. A creature that will follow The Harrower as its 'god'. Any attempts at moulding the creature this way have failed as a result of it destroying any host body it was placed in - but The Harrower believes Wade's super-healing-factor will be the solution to this problem.

Deadpool #1 artist Martin Coccolo has worked on the MwaM before in the Deadpool: Black, White & Red Mini-Series - but writer Alyssa Wong is - as far as I'm aware - a new voice to Deadpool. And she nails his voice right out of the gate.

Wong's going 'R' with Deadpool, which comes with a parental advisory rating, most notably on account of a couple of risque jokes that might go under the radar of a younger reader, were it not for Wade pointing a metaphorical arrow at one of them; and with what Deadpool now has growing in him, gore is guaranteed.

The briskly-paced Extra-Sized debut issue jumps back and forth in its timeline - briefly introducing us to the members of The Atelier along the way - some of whom look intriguingly weird, and one of whom - Valentine Vuong - is set up as Wade's potential new love interest. Deadpool's after-the-fact embarrasment at the pickup line he uses on her providing the funniest gag in the book, followed by him brainstorming and rejecting 'better' cringey pickup lines.

The art by Martin Coccolo is solid, Neeraj Menon's color art sometimes a little 'pencily'-looking - but all in all it's an appealing debut for this creative team: with an intriguing potential new direction for the Merc with a Mouth.

Though Wong seems to have Deadpool's character down, though - I'm not certain she has Doctor Octopus', with the few lines uttered by Ock during his brief appearance seeming out of character for him.

Doctor Octopus versus Deadpool is a fun concept that I hope Wong delivers well when it comes to fruition in issue #2 - which I will certainly be back for...

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Deadpool #1 Preview

It's been ahwile since Deadpool has had his own ongoing series, but the new #1 - by Alyssa Wong, Martin Coccolo & Neeraj Menon - hits this Wednesday Nov 2, and it looks intriguing!

Here's the Preview:

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Join me back here on Wednesday when I'll be posting my Deadpool #1 Review!

Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Sun Khamunaki Rewards at the Geek-Girl Kickstarter

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The Geek-Girl Kickstarter is now in its FINAL 48 HOURS, and I'm throwing the spotlight on one of its hottest Rewards!

Limited to Ten packs, this Reward contains the Geek-Girl #5 Regular and Deluxe 'Striking' Editions, Signed by me, with covers by Superstar Cover Artist Sun Khamunaki, and this gorgeous Giant-Sized (11" x 17") Ivy Print by Sun - Signed by her!

And if you back this Reward, you can also get the Sun Prints below (also Giant-Sized at 11" x 17" and Signed by Sun) as Add-Ons!

These are exclusively available to backers of this Reward! And because they can go in the same cardboard tube as the Ivy Print, there's no Shipping Charge for adding them!

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You can get to the Kickstarter here!

Saturday, 27 August 2022

Geek-Girl live on Kickstarter!

Ruby Kaye has gone from 'It Girl' to fronting a Super-Team, and now - things are gonnna get weird!
My series Geek-Girl is currently live on Kickstarter with two new issues, plus all previous issues & TPBS, and you can get to it here!

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Geek-Girl Vol.3: Team Geek-Girl TPB Out Now!

A great Jumping-On point for the series, the new Team Geek-Girl TPB collects Geek-Girl #5-#9 - the first five issues of Geek-Girl's New Direction. Here's the Press Release:

Geek-Girl joins a Super-Team – and things are gonna get weird!

Created and written by Sam Johnson (The Almighties, Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman) and illustrated by C Granda (Charmed, Grimm Fairy Tales) - Geek-Girl is a series featuring attractive, popular Maine college co-ed Ruby Kaye – a girl used to getting whatever she wants – who lands a pair of power-inducing super-tech glasses.

Since gaining her powers, Geek-Girl (a moniker jokily given to Ruby by her BFF Summer after Ruby’s initial difficulty handling her newfound super-strength led to some klutzy actions) has blossomed from a self-satisfying ‘It’-Girl to the heroine of her city of Maine – taking down major-threat super-villain Lightning Storm and playing an integral part in stemming the crime wave that sprung up in the wake of the damage Lightning Storm did to Maine’s law enforcement.

In the process of this, Geek-Girl has caught the eye of a certain Mr. Johnny Carlyle – a morally questionable entrepreneur who is looking to put together a Super-Team. Johnson fills us in: “Johnny showed up previously in the Geek-Girl series as a super-tech weapons dealer who was suspected of selling his wares indiscriminately – which earned him a dressing down from Maine’s First Lady of Super-Heroing, Neon Girl, during the crime wave that was going on there – which she believes he may have contributed to.

“Johnny then stepped up and hooked Geek-Girl and Neon Girl up with a mysterious telekinetic called Tyler, who helped them turn things around in their fight against crime… and led Johnny to coming up with the idea of creating a super-team – headed by Geek-Girl!”

Johnson continues, “In the new Geek-Girl TPB, Team Geek-Girl, Ruby Kaye is handed the keys to her new super-hero HQ just as her would-be team-mates make their way there on a plane – but there’s an ‘incident’ during their flight, and they may not all make it!”

Without spoiling things, Johnson says that now that Geek-Girl is an ongoing series, ‘the incident’ is just the beginning of the weirdness that will be coming Ruby’s way – influenced by one of the writer’s favorite comic runs – Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol. “I love how out-there that series is, and it helped inspire a number of weird and wonderful ideas that I’ve wanted to bring to my comics - and now that GG’s ongoing, I have the right venue for them. Get ready for The Hall of Diamonds; potential arch-nemesis Mean Girl; The Infinite: Limbo’s ‘crazy cousin’ dimension; Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman - and that’s just in this first arc alone. Things are gonna get weird and Ruby’s in for a wild ride.”

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Collecting Geek-Girl #5-#9 written by Johnson, illustrated by C Granda and colored by Chunlin Zhao, Geek-Girl Vol.3: Team Geek-Girl TPB is Out Now, published by Markosia, and available at and

Praise for Geek-Girl:

“Grade A. Back and even better. Fans of indie superhero comic books will find a winner in Geek-Girl.” - Leroy Douresseaux, I Reads You.

“A great series to get into if you’re looking for something superhero related but original and interesting in its own right.” - Jay Brown, Comic Sleuth.

"A charming comic, the dialogue displays a witty back and forth that would make Kevin Smith proud." - Kris Bather, Broken Frontier.

“4.9 Geek-Heads out of 5. From the small conversations the characters have, to the dialogue that occurs during major fight scenes, readers are there, witnessing these events right before their eyes. These are characters readers will care about, and they’ll want to come back to see what happens next.” - Jose J. Becerra Jr., Anything Geek Culture.

"This comic book is something special." - Donna-Lyn Washington, Review Fix.