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Monday, 3 May 2021

Big Week for Comics!

 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...

Dynamite has a big release in Invincible Red Sonja #1 - a new ongoing for Sonja written by Harley Quinn's Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Moritat.

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. 

Meanwhile, we're into the second week of my Geek-Girl Kickstarter featuring the new Jump-On Team Geek-Girl TPB - collecting the first 5 issues of Ruby Kaye's new direction fronting a Super-Team; new issues - featuring Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman and introducing potential nemesis, super-tech-wielding crooked valley girl Mean Girl; and all previous issues and TPBs.

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

THREE New Rewards added to the Geek-Girl Kickstarter!

 
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!

It's time for some New Rewards!
 
REWARD #13: John Royle Collectors Pack. Geek-Girl #1 (Mini-Series) Ltd Variant and HOT S Ltd Variant, Oz: Heart of Magic #1 Variant, and Vampirella: Dark Powers #1 Virgin Variant - all with cover art by John Royle (Danger Girl, G.I.Joe)!
 



REWARD #16: COMPLETE Geek-Girl Collectors Pack. First Prints of EVERY Geek-Girl Regular, Variant, Ltd Variant, Virgin and Super-Ltd Variant - including First Print variants of the hard-to-find b&w Geek-Girl #0.

Only ONE of these rewards available!





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!

Only TWO of these rewards available!

You can get to all rewards at the link below, and if you've already backed and would like to get either of these Rewards, just click the link and select Manage Pledge on the top-right of the page it takes you to; you'll then be able to change your pledge.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/geekgirlcomics/geek-girl-jump-on-tpb-plus-new-and-previous-issues

:) Sam
 
 

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Big Comeback Week in Comics/TV News!

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 Patrol

New 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.

Doc Ock

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...

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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!

And if you haven't used Kickstarter before, here's what you need to do to get set!
 

Hope to see you at the launch!

:) Sam


Friday, 16 April 2021

Geek-Girl #5 Deluxe Edition and Geek-Girl: Incoming Out Now

The beginning of Ruby Kaye’s New Direction fronting a Super-Team is now available, remastered, with 12 pages of New Material, in the Geek-Girl #5 Deluxe Edition with cover by Sun Khamunaki (Lady Death, Red Sonja); and, releasing simultaneously, Geek-Girl: Incoming features just the new material from this.


 

We’re going to be introducing two new characters coming to the Geek-Girl series as Ruby’s Super-Team embarks on their adventures. Mean Girl – a crooked valley girl with super-tech – is setting herself up to potentially be a nemesis for GG; and Pete the Pimp is set to play a significant role in Summer’s life!

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.




:) Sam

Monday, 15 February 2021

Geek girl: Vera Vanguard

Hi folks, here's a quick-fire interview I did with Cosplayer Vera Vanguard:


What got you into cosplay? 
 
I was playing the OG Tomb Raider 3 and when I hit London Level, I was like.... wha! I can totally dress up like that! I have that outfit in my closet, and then I just made a gun holster from a few old belts and black duck tape LOL. Got me some toy guns from Toys R Us and blammo! My first rendition of Lara Croft. Went to a comic book convention for the first time dressed up and was a sensation.... I was hooked after that.


Which character/s do you most connect with when cosplaying? 
 
I only cosplay characters 90% of the time I actually like. It's funny that Harley Quinn is so connected with me but I've been rocking the double pony tails since I was 16 years old and they are my trademark when I go clubbing. Everyone kind of remembered me as the Harley-looking girl so I stopped resisting and started actually working it, but in my own way (If you look on my instagram @veravanguard). I'm also a pretty good Susan Storm, Samus, and my last super sensational costume was Callisto.


Which (if any) comics are you into at the moment? 
 
I don't have time to play video games or read comics but my favorite is Lobo. I have almost all the old comics of his and a small shrine to him in my kitchen.


Are there any more-obscure characters you'd love to cosplay? 
 
Obscure cosplay is really not  my thing... I like to go big or not at all.


What's the best place for people to check out your work? 
 
Please follow me @veravanguard on IG or FB. Thank you so much!
 
Cheers, Vera!

:) Sam

Friday, 11 December 2020

Geek-Girl Jump-On Kickstarter

 


Work has been underway on the new material coming to the Geek-Girl #5 Deluxe Edition - beginning GG's New Direction fronting a Super-Team - the Preview's up at the Geek-Girl Jump-On Kickstarter now, and you can get to it here!


Saturday, 31 October 2020

Halloween Treats from the Geek-Girl Creative Team!

 

Happy Halloween, folks!

You can get yourself some Halloween horror with these comics from members of the Geek-Girl creative team!

The acclaimed Pirouette series from Black Mask Comics - illustrated by Geek-Girl artist C Granda - is getting collected in a TPB, coming out in November!

Raised from infancy by duplicitous clowns who entertain by day and menace by night, Pirouette dreams of washing the paint from her face and escaping to a better life far away from her cruel adoptive circus family... because when the spotlights dim and the crowd disperses, the clown princess' big-top dreams give way to a nightmarish world of monsters with painted smiles.

Pirouette Vol.1 releases Nov 18, and can be Pre-Ordered at your local comic shop now!

Featuring an early Cabra Cini story, IF-X Halloween Vol.3 sees Cabra's 'night off' at a Halloween party turn ominous - foreboding events that will be coming to the in-the-works Cabra Cini Mini-Series and her forthcoming arc in the pages of Geek-Girl! You can order the Digital Edition at Drive-Thru Comics here!

Exclusive to 616 Comics is the Ltd Variant for Vampirella #15 with cover art by John Royle, who illustrated the Ltd Variant Cover for the first issue of the Geek-Girl Mini-Series. You can Pre-Order John's Vampi Variant at 616 Comics here - and a limited number of copies of John's Geek-Girl #1 Variant have just gone up at eBay here! Both Variants are limited to 500 copies.