Alpha Geekgasm

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Or is it nerdgasm?

Is it the geeks or nerds who love comic books?



Yes, I am all of those, because I purchased the six-issue Alpha comic book series from Marvel because it is Marvel’s first superhero comic series set in Pittsburgh and as I said, geeknerddorkdweebgasm!

Alpha is the story of teen Andy McGuire who Peter Parker accidentally turned into a superhero who can only use one power at a time. Andy moves to Pittsburgh with his mom and becomes, as he calls himself, “the protector of Pittsburgh.”

Batman who?

He attends the fictional John Forbes High School and spends a few panels inside the “University of Pittsburgh Medical Center” and also while standing in front of “Eat and Park.”

Here are a few of my favorite Burghy panels:

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You can purchase the digital editions right here at only $2.99 each and have a geeknerddorkdweebgasm of your own.




  1. Observacious
    October 8, 2013 4:41 pm

    I’ve let my comic book nerdness lapse for a few years, but this may bring me back. Awesome.

  2. matt pritt
    October 8, 2013 5:27 pm

    There was a superhero form Pittsburgh in an earlier Marvel title, Starbrand, in the short lived New Universe Universe line of books, though in that world Pittsburgh did not end up faring all that well,

  3. CMitch
    October 11, 2013 11:01 am

    Spider-Man #292 and Avengers #192 and #193 are also great Pittsburghcentric comics.