Markosia Enterprises 2018
Created & Written by Sam Johnson
Illustrated by Carlos Granda
Coloured by Chunlin Zhao
Lettered by Paul McLaren
Heading off, upset after what she expected would be a happy reunion, Summer came across the menacing Chromex holding up a gas station and attempted to intervene—before realising she no longer had the GG glasses. With the help of her friend Josh Halloway, Summer and he drove away, but Chromex caught them, trashed Josh’s car and injured him; when Summer tried to use her headset to contact Pit Bull for help, Chromex crushed it….
Well I have been touting this book because it really does take me back to the days when comics were a tad ridiculous and powers were given by objects that science couldn’t possibly give. we’re talking fun and pure unadulterated fun the kind that Saturday Mornings used to bring when cartoons were on and we had not a care in the world kind of fun. Briefly fun returned with the likes of Blue & Gold and for a nice run until the Dark Knight made everyone run to copy that dark angst formulae. So do you want to have fun again? Do you want to read about adventures that make you smile, laugh and leave you in a good place?
One of the things that Sam does here that is sensational to see is that he built a world full of super-heroes. For him it’s complete it just needs to see print so it can grow like a tree whose roots take hold and its branches long and strong. He filters them into the story and shows us glimpses of what else this world has to offer and today, here it is Neon Girl back in action. I love Pit Bull and yes I want to see more of him and now Neon Girl who seems to be wearing a costume much like Geek-Girl’s. Do they need to be scantily clad showing their breasts? Now I do not know whether Neon Girl is angry that she found Summer as Neon Girl or just angry period and honestly I am completely intrigued.
Carlos is a mighty fine artist. He knows how to manipulate the varying weights of the linework to his advantage and bring things life with some nice detail. Whether they realise it or not they are also fashion designers of a sort sure taking inspirations from the world around them but the myriad of college girls dresses demonstrate beautifully. The utilisation of the page layouts and how we see the angles and perspective in the panels shows off his eye for storytelling. That we see backgrounds being utilised as they are is the way it should be. With Chunlin’s bright and vibrant colours and the gradation provided makes this feel like a classic comic book from the 70’s/80’s.
Sam is writing a good story here with a solid premise, interesting characters amazing characterisation and pacing. I like seeing Ruby out with her “friends” this issue and kind of learning the hard way, once more, who her real friends are and why they are her friends. Nina’s back and well she has a bone to pick with her but why and how is she back?
Alright so with threats all around and Neon Girl wanting to have a chat I am not sure what is going to happen next issue but I can’t wait to find out. You can find them digitally on Comixology or head to www.geekgirlcomics.com and I really do wish you’d take my advice and treat yourself and help an indie creator keep bringing Geek-Girl to life and expanding her universe!