Monday, 30 August 2021
Hi folks, approximately half of C Granda's art and Chunlin Zhao's coloring are done on Geek-Girl #8 & #9- and here's a sneak peek: from a scene where Ruby and team-mate Tyler get a visit from their boss's right-hand man Digger Mensch - and it seems they may have a conflict of interests...
Sunday, 25 July 2021
Hi, Geek-Girl artist C Granda and colorist Chunlin Zhao have been working hard on the new issues of Geek-Girl (and I've been working on these and beyond!) and we're nearly ready to Preview some of the weirdness coming Ruby Kaye's way - and yours - in October.
Watch this space. 😉
-Sam Johnson, creator/writer, Geek-Girl.
Sunday, 30 May 2021
Monday, 3 May 2021
There are some MAJOR releases out this week:
The Batman/Fortnite Zero Point juggernaut rolls on with issue #2 and a 2nd Print of #1.
Marvel's new big event begins with Heroes Reborn #1. The world has been remade - The Squadron Supreme are now the premiere Super-Team, villains have had mash-ups (Dr. [Doom] Juggernaut), the heroes we love are leading very different lives, and The Avengers never existed...
Except they did - because Blade remembers them...
The new #1 comes in multiple variants including the Cosplay one pictured, and sees Sonja embark on a journey filled with pirates, mermaids, princesses, and intrigue, as the threat of two kingdoms hangs in the balance.
What could happen in between Boba Fett encasing Han Solo in carbonite and shipping him to Jabba the Hutt?
A LOT - as the new major Star Wars crossover begins with War of the Bounty Hunters: Alpha - available in multiple variants.
The Kickstarter's a great place to get on board the Geek-Girl series if you aren't already; plus NEW Rewards have just been added, and you can check those out and get to the Kickstarter here!
Sunday, 2 May 2021
Thank you to everyone who's already backed and shared the campaign - we're over 50% funded at less than a week into the launch!
REWARD #15: "Pub?" At the beginning of the Team Geek-Girl arc, a guy dabbling in the occult takes a bullet - but survives. This leads to him hiring Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman to find the perpetrator; and YOU and a friend or partner can get drawn into the pub scene in Geek-Girl #8 where the deal goes down that will result in supernatural gun-for-hire Cabra making a huge impact on the lives of GG's Super-Team!
Sunday, 25 April 2021
In the week that Batman/Fortnite Zero Point #1 blew up, and did that elusive thing of bringing new people into comic shops, there's been a ton of comebacks announced in what has been a fantastic week in comics/TV news...
Netflix heroes return!
Marvel is bringing Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Jon Bernthal as The Punisher, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, and Vincent D’Onofrio as The Kingpin - to the Marvel Cinematic/Disney+ universe. I love Ritter as Jessica Jones and with what they've been doing with Wandavision and Falcon and The Winter Soldier, I'm excited to see what will happen with this crew!
Doom PatrolNew characters keep getting announced for the the third season of the Doom Patrol TV series; with Madame Rouge and the Dead Boy Detectives already lined up, it's now been revealed that The Sisterhood of Dada will also be joining the show...
Known as The Brotherhood of Dada in the original comics, despite being a
mixed-sex group, the team will now be known as the Sisterhood (ditto).
Some of them have been revamped, and they comprise Sleepwalk - who has the powers of Superman but only when asleep; The Fog - who can absorb people into his gaseous form; Frenzy - "a sculptor of strange life-like masks who is covered with tattoos and scars, the memories and injustices that immortalize his life, and who has the capacity for extreme devastation;" The Quiz - a germaphobe who has every power you've never thought of; and Malcolm - "a quiet, sensitive and thoughtful soul who would often rather be invisible than face this unforgiving world."
Frenzy, and Malcolm - also known as Agent "!" in the comics, have undergone the biggest revamps, along with the group's name. Previously a group of anarchists led by Mr Nobody, Nobody appears to be AWOL from the TV series now.
Also making a comeback is Doctor Octopus. I really enjoyed Otto Octavius' runs as the Superior Spider-Man, but after making a deal with Mephisto to save a kid's life at the end of the second series, Ock is back to his old self - and I'm looking forward to seeing where we go with him next...
In July, new Spider-Man event Sinister War, written by regular Amazing Spider-Man writer Nick Spencer, will see Dock Ock's new Sinister Six take on The Vulture's Savage Six for villainous supremacy.
Peter David brings back classic eras
Still on Spidey, fan-favorite writer Peter David will be taking the web-slinger to The Crossroads in the next Symbiote Spider-Man Mini-Series starting in July.
The Crossroads, a nexus to infinite alien dimensions, previously saw an animalistic incarnation of The Hulk banished there by Dr. Strange to prevent him doing any further harm on Earth; and with characters like The Puffball Collective, Klaatu the Energy Eater and parts of the Hulk's subconscious manifested as entities Glow, Guardian and Goblin, the Crossroads arc, written by Bill Mantlo, remains one of the most unique runs of the Hulk series, and one of my favorites.
Also in July, beginning in X-Men Legends #5, David is returning to his original incarnation of X-Factor for a new story starring Havok, Polaris, Wolfsbane, Strong Guy, Quicksilver, Multiple Man and their government liaison Val Cooper. This story will see X-Factor being blamed for mutants taking hostages following an incident at the Latverian Embassy, and will unfurl events...from their individual points of view.
Peter David's original run on X-Factor, like Grant Morrison's run on Doom Patrol, is one of my influences - and this influence has helped shape Geek-Girl's new Super-Team and the feel of their coming together... which leads me neatly to:
New Geek-Girl Kickstarter
My biggest personal news from the week is that the new Geek-Girl Kickstarter has been approved for launch on Tuesday April 27, 2021 - featuring the Brand New issues #8 & #9 in Regular, Digital & Ltd Variant Editions; Team Geek-Girl TPB - collecting the first five issues of Geek-Girl's New Direction fronting a Super-Team; plus all previous issues & TPBs!
Geek-Girl's Super-Team come together and take on mega-tool-wielding Digger Mensch, some of the weirdness of their HQ is revealed, there's Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman, and we're introducing potential nemesis Mean Girl!
There'll be Previews on that to come, but if you're already registered on Kickstarter - you can log in at www.kickstarter.com then click here and hit the green button at the link to be notified as soon as we launch!
Hope to see you at the launch!
Friday, 16 April 2021
That doesn’t mean Summer will be turning to prostitution :) Ruby’s BFF Summer is basically in love with the whole Ruby-being-a-Superheroine thing, and she desperately wants something like it for herself… This ambition is set to take her down some dark alleys, among which, the shady Pete ‘The Pimp’ Stenson resides… and he has a connection to a source of super-powers…
Stenson features in a 7-Page tie-in strip illustrated by Meisha Mimotofu, colored by regular Geek-Girl series colorist Chunlin Zhao, alongside a preview of Mean Girl’s introduction, and a peek inside the Super-Team’s HQ. There’s a lot about the HQ that Ruby and her team-mates aren’t aware of; Grant Morrison’s out-there run on Doom Patrol is my biggest influence, and that’s going to play a part in the weirdness that inhabits this place…
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Meanwhile, Mean Girl is a character who,
with her, ‘like, totally-Valley-Girl-speak?’ is a character that’s great
fun to write, but is also going to present a very serious threat to
GG’s Team, and the Geek-Girl #5 Deluxe Edition is a great place to jump on board the Geek-Girl series for what’s to come…
Geek-Girl #5 Deluxe Edition - and Ltd ‘Striking’ Variant – with covers by Sun Khamunaki, and Geek-Girl: Incoming, featuring the new material from these, are available now at www.geekgirlcomics.com or at Comixology (for Digital Editions) and eBay via the buttons below.