Now on the third printing of its #0 issue, Sam Johnson’s Geek-Girl – a.k.a. Ruby Kaye, a college ‘It’ Girl who lands a pair of super-tech glasses – has been building the character’s audience ahead of her full color mini-series’ release. The mini’s launch is on the horizon now and creator/writer Johnson felt this was the right time to unveil a preview of it.
For those unfamiliar with Ruby Kaye‘s story, “In Geek-Girl #0, Ruby kind of conned brainiac college geek Trevor Goldstein out of the glasses he’d invented [with the intention of using the super powers they endow its wearer with to win over a waitress he’d been crushing on]. She won them in a game of Strip Poker with Trevor and his buddy Jeff, after she and her friend Stacey got them drunk…” says Johnson. “Ruby decided she wanted the glasses on a whim, and Ruby Kaye gets what Ruby Kaye wants. What she wasn’t bargaining on, though, is that the glasses’ tech has a glitch. A glitch that’s going to mess with her head and affect her in ways she may not even realize are happening; and this, along with the fact that her best friend Summer is encouraging her to use her powers to become a super-hero, is going to put her in a very dangerous place.“
Johnson continues, “Ruby’s cooler-than-thou clique aren’t too impressed with ‘Geek-Girl’ – but this may turn out to be the least of her worries as she’s forced to step up when her home town of Maine’s big-gun super-heroine, Neon Girl, is hospitalized – right in front of Ruby – by an enigmatic new female super-villain the media christen ‘Lightning Storm’.“
As well as Geek-Girl, Actuality Press #1 features preview pages for the already-available The Almighties #1 – which sees the enigmatic White Out amassing a comedic team of heroes: comprising the arrogant, armored Maxi-Tron; former-downtrodden-housewife-turned-swingin’-super-heroine Ms. F; borderline-psychopath/former-Black-Ops-agent Mason; cocky British punk rocker/werewolf Nite Fang; and takeout owner Stefanos(!).
“Supposedly having brought the team together to combat ‘threats to America’,” Johnson continues, “White Out turns out not to be what he seems in the pages of The Almighties; and in the Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman mini-series we will be firmly establishing him as Cabra’s arch-nemesis – when he brings horror to the already dark life of a woman who has pulled herself out of the gutter but is still haunted by the demons of her past.“
“Having learned the art of voodoo magik and fashioned her own bastardized version of the art, ex-prostitute Cabra is now using it to make a life (albeit unorthodox) as a hitwoman, having previously lived a beaten-down existence in the shadow of her former boyfriend/pimp,” says Johnson. “She has found her strength, she has money, she has her own apartment, she has friends and she has a potential lover.”
“Cue White Out,” Johnson concludes ominously.
Written by Johnson and illustrated by Carlos Granda, Nathan Ramirez & Eleonora Kortsarz, published by Actuality Press, Actuality Press #1 is out now and available FREE at www.actualitypress.com
Praise for Geek-Girl:
“This comic is every geek guy’s fantasy come true.“
-Ain’t It Cool News.
“The tagline is ‘with great glasses comes great klutziness,’ and that pretty much sums up the approach of this surprisingly charming indie debut.”
“This book is everything I love about indie comics.”
Praise for The Almighties:
“One of the funniest comics you’ll ever read!“
“An entertaining book, Stefanos is probably the standout character. You’ve got to love a super-hero who goes into battle armed with meat on a stick.
-Ain’t It Cool News.
“It had me laughing from start to finish. Go buy it now.”
Praise for Cabra Cini:
“Cabra Cini has the potential of being the next Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
“This is something new altogether. I give it my recommendation. Strongly.”
-Mike’s Comic Blog.
“Smart, effective, and highly entertaining. This is a rising talent in the comics industry.”
-Reading with a Flight Ring.