The Nerd-Becomes-Cool-Superhero Trope Gets Flipped on its Head in GEEK-GIRL
When we're introduced to Ruby, she's a girl 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. And 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.
“Ass-kicker Neon Girl is taken off the map – and requiring a life-saving operation - by this extremely powerful, enigmatic woman, Lightning Storm, who seems to have come from nowhere,” says Johnson; “and Neon Girl wants to know what Ruby's going to do about it.”
“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.
Geek-Girl #1 is out now from Markosia in Regular, Digital and Variant editions, and available at www.geekgirlcomics.com and www.comixology.com
Praise for Geek-Girl:
"A brilliant premise, an interesting character, and intriguing prospects for the future."
-Chris Orr, Dress Like The Hulk.
"This book is everything I love about indie comics." -Adam Cheal, Comic Booked.
“Geek-Girl puts the human back in super-human.” -Wayne Hall, Major Spoilers.
"A charming debut, the dialogue displays a witty back and forth that would make Kevin Smith proud." -Kris Bather, Broken Frontier.
“This book is every geek guy's fantasy come true!” -Mark L. Miller, Ain't It Cool News.