When 'Little Miss Popular' Ruby Kaye lands a pair of super-tech glasses (invented by brainiac college geek Trevor Goldstein) in a game of Strip Poker, she's granted flight, super-strength, and - due to a flaw in the glasses' programming - super-klutziness!
And this is just the beginning of the changes the glasses will wreak on Ruby says creator/writer Sam Johnson (The Almighties, Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman); “The tech in the glasses that college chick ‘It Girl’ Ruby selfishly gets a hold of will have a profound effect on her - altering the very ways she thinks and acts. And ‘wreak’ is an appropriate choice of word, as the majority of her ‘cooler-than-thou’ clique ain’t gonna be too impressed with the changes the specs bring about in Ms. Ruby Kaye.
"As Ruby, she hangs with the Maine in-crowd, is top of the party-invite list, and has guys queuing up. As Geek-Girl… not so much.” Although on the surface of it this might not seem like exactly the best thing to ever happen to Ruby, ‘surface’ is another appropriate word choice, Johnson continues: “How Ruby adapts to her new-found powers and their clique-alienating effects just might be the making of her - as she learns that with great glasses comes great responsibility and that, ‘geek-chic’ aside, being truly geeky can be truly sexy!”
Though one of the ‘cool kids’, Ruby Kaye's best friend, fashion student Summer is less shallow than the rest of Ruby’s clique; partly down to her Dad being something of a comic book geek with a basement stuffed with super-hero funnybooks (though he’d say “It’s not a basement, it’s a bat cave!”).
Her Dad’s obsession with comic book super-heroes rubbed off on Summer as a little girl and it’s she who has the idea of Ruby using her powers that way - as well as making GG’s costume AND coming up with her name – without Summer there’d be no Geek-Girl!
Karin is the über-bitchy unofficial leader of Ruby’s clique. With an eye for weakness and a cutting wit, if she thinks you’re wearing the ‘wrong top’, you’re gonna hear about it.
Karin studies PR, and has an on-off thing with business student Todd Ketchum. Todd is a jock, and by no means Karin’s intellectual match, but fulfils her physical needs when required (though he’s always trying to get her to do things she doesn’t particularly want to; which she trades off for expensive gifts and favors that generally involve humiliating someone).
Karin sees Victoria Beckham as a role model. She does not see Karen Carpenter of ‘The Carpenters’ as one. Anyone that aims a ‘Carpenters’ crack at Karin is gonna get such a mouthful of abuse, they’ll be smarting for weeks!
The product of his father’s dalliance with a cold but beautiful alien goddess, Mr. Mash-Up was the ‘black sheep’ of his demonic other-dimensional family.
Mash-Up houses a human-shaped empty vessel inside himself, and can tap into your mind and transform the vessel into a clone of whoever you fear or despise.
Mash-up’s consciousness then transfers into the vessel and it crawls out of him, stretching and shedding his skin. The vessel is brittle, however--and if it breaks, Mash-up’s discarded shell sucks it back in, reforming around it--incubating and slowly healing the vessel.
Mash-Up deserted his dimension and came to Earth where, bitter and twisted, he takes out his bile by becoming whoever people hate and tormenting them.
He also wears a brimmed hat to protect his delicate complexion from sunlight.