Ruby Kaye is back in the costume as Geek-Girl goes ongoing!
Created and written by Sam Johnson (The Almighties, Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman) and illustrated by Carlos Granda (Charmed, Grimm Fairy Tales), 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 new-found 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 – which climaxed with Ruby stopping super-villain Lightning Storm from taking over their city of Maine but, electrocuted by Lightning Storm in the process, getting left in a coma!
Ruby’s BFF Summer James filled in as Geek-Girl, but didn’t have the propensity for it that Ruby had… Ruby came out of her coma, but – having nearly died – didn’t have any plans to return to fighting crime. However, Neon Girl, Maine’s First Lady of super-heroing, has other ideas…
Johnson brings us up to speed for the new Geek-Girl #4 – which marks the series going ongoing: “Before Ruby took her down, Lightning Storm did a lot of damage to law enforcement in Maine, which is now badly undermanned. A new bunch of villains, The League of Larcenists, have risen and Neon Girl is hell-bent on stopping them – but she can’t do it alone, and is pressuring Ruby to get back in the costume.” Johnson continues, “The League of Larcenists are a quirky bunch of villains lead by Pig Head – a guy whose brain has been fused with a pig’s; the crew are packing serious tech, including blasters and a teleporter, and are pulling bank jobs, gaining a reputation and growing in number. And they’re not the only ones capitalizing on the hole that’s been left in law enforcement, crime is rife… What’s a back-from-a-coma girl with super-power-inducing tech glasses to do…?”
Praise for Geek-Girl:
“Seeing an old heroine back in action and members of the Legion of Larcenists be developed a little bit more is a breath of fresh air and an action-packed one at that.” Harry Spencer, Geek Vibes Nation.
“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.
”A charming comic, the dialogue displays a witty back and forth that would make Kevin Smith proud.” -Kris Bather, Broken Frontier.
”This comic book is something special.” -Donna-Lyn Washington, Review Fix.
“A brilliant premise, an interesting character, and intriguing prospects for the future.”
-Chris Orr, Dress Like The Hulk.