Not Your Average Origin Story (Geek-Girl #1 Comic Review)
Written by: Sam Johnson
Illustrated by: Carlos Granda
Published by: Markosia.
Who is Geek-Girl?:
To look directly at geekgirlcomics.com, we can see that she’s a soon-to-be big deal super-hero! The site’s description: Trying to be a super-hero, Ruby Kaye stumbles across a mysterious and extremely dangerous new villain taking down her town’s Numero Uno heroine – and is forced to step up and use her powers for more than just accidentally knocking drinks over her friends… Geek-Girl is entering the Super-Hero Big Leagues – whether she’s ready or not!
Now, what does this mean? Well, strictly speaking, it seems like we will just have to dive in. Ruby Kaye is your average human with nothing too special about her. Until she finds mysterious glasses that give the wearer super-powers. She’s now super-strong and she can fly, however, due to a fatal flaw in the glasses, she also received super-klutziness! What will Ruby do with these powers? What kind of heroine will she become as Geek-Girl?
What Just Happened:
Ruby Kaye was running her typical rounds as a newer super-hero would when she sees the first strike. The strike that would prove to change how she acts for the rest of her life. Her friend Neon Girl is taken down brutally by the newest super-villain who seems determined to take down every hero at all costs! Geek-Girl offers to immediately go after the bad guy, but Neon Girl snarkily replies that an ambulance is the smarter decision.
Geek-Girl goes to see Neon Girl in the hospital, and she takes a vow then and there to take down the villain. Ruby picks up the phone to talk to her friend, only to find out that surprise surprise, they’re meeting up without her. She swallows down her unhappiness and follows anyway. The Lightning Bolt Villain is still out there, and Geek-Girl’s unease only grows. Does she have what it takes? Only time will tell!
Geek-Girl is not something you should be missing out on. Indie comics are a hidden gem amongst the industry. Geek-Girl is no exception to that. The artwork is very clean, and the writing is wonderful. I laughed at the jokes, and you can feel the emotions of the characters very quickly, which surprises me for an Origin story. All in all, I am very impressed. Sam Johnson is a great writer, and I look forward to catching up on the series. Look forward to these reviews, because I’m certainly looking forward to reading more!
Geek-Girl Vol.1: Lightning Strikes! and Geek-Girl vol.2 #1 are both Out Now from Markosia and available at www.geekgirlcomics.com and Comixology.