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The critically acclaimed team of writer GEOFF JOHNS and artist GARY FRANK unites with superstar colorist BRAD ANDERSON to bring their first creator-owned hero to Image Comics! Set in the years after a nuclear war ravaged the planet, desperate outlaws battle for survival in a world of radioactive chaos. Out past the poisoned wasteland lives a man even the Nightcrawlers and O The critically acclaimed team of writer GEOFF JOHNS and artist GARY FRANK unites with superstar colorist BRAD ANDERSON to bring their first creator-owned hero to Image Comics! Set in the years after a nuclear war ravaged the planet, desperate outlaws battle for survival in a world of radioactive chaos. Out past the poisoned wasteland lives a man even the Nightcrawlers and Organ People fear. Some name him Joe Glow, others call him the Meltdown Man. But his name…is Geiger.


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The critically acclaimed team of writer GEOFF JOHNS and artist GARY FRANK unites with superstar colorist BRAD ANDERSON to bring their first creator-owned hero to Image Comics! Set in the years after a nuclear war ravaged the planet, desperate outlaws battle for survival in a world of radioactive chaos. Out past the poisoned wasteland lives a man even the Nightcrawlers and O The critically acclaimed team of writer GEOFF JOHNS and artist GARY FRANK unites with superstar colorist BRAD ANDERSON to bring their first creator-owned hero to Image Comics! Set in the years after a nuclear war ravaged the planet, desperate outlaws battle for survival in a world of radioactive chaos. Out past the poisoned wasteland lives a man even the Nightcrawlers and Organ People fear. Some name him Joe Glow, others call him the Meltdown Man. But his name…is Geiger.

30 review for Geiger #1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    What happens when superhero comics creators take Mad Max and Fallout and smoosh it all together with the capes and masks? You gets Geiger! Tariq Geiger could be having a better day. Not only is his paranoid survivalist fantasy coming true - nuclear armageddon suddenly breaks out - but he can’t get into his fallout shelter! Oh well - at least his family’s safely locked up. But wait! Geiger somehow isn’t killed in the ‘splosions but gets superpowers instead! Twenty years later, while he protects h What happens when superhero comics creators take Mad Max and Fallout and smoosh it all together with the capes and masks? You gets Geiger! Tariq Geiger could be having a better day. Not only is his paranoid survivalist fantasy coming true - nuclear armageddon suddenly breaks out - but he can’t get into his fallout shelter! Oh well - at least his family’s safely locked up. But wait! Geiger somehow isn’t killed in the ‘splosions but gets superpowers instead! Twenty years later, while he protects his locked-up family from the outside, the surviving humans decide killing Tariq is glorious or something. Leave whatever brains you got left at the door kids ‘cos Papa Johns is here to serve up a steaming slice of nonsense! Geoff Johns and Gary Frank make their Image debut under Johns’ Mad Ghost imprint with Geiger, aka contrived swill! The main character’s name is Geiger, like the device used to measure radioactivity, in a book set in a post-nuclear wasteland? It’s so on the nose, it IS the nose! That’s the least of it really but it gives you an idea of where Johns’ head is at here. The first issue of Geiger is Johns stealing cliches and prefab story elements. Survivalist/Cold War-esque paranoia, superpowers from accident, Mad Max post-nuclear wasteland world, and I won’t even mention the ending but it’s another straight rip-off of a very popular recent TV show. There’s nothing original here, just an array of familiar tropes. Even that shot of Geiger eating while on his wall behind him shows the days marked off is identical to Rey’s intro in The Force Awakens! As derivative as the content is, Johns’ years of comics-writing experience makes this first issue a fast-paced read that sets up a lot quickly and efficiently - I wasn’t gripped by what I was reading but I wasn’t bored either. And I didn’t see that weird left turn of a cliffhanger coming! Gary Frank’s art is gorgeous too - the sequence where the bomb explodes and Geiger’s superhero design are the standouts for me. Brad Anderson’s colours are beautiful, really making Geiger’s transformation pop. Despite being visually stunning and well-produced, there’s too much unoriginal stuff here to leave much of an impression behind, nor does it make me excited for the rest of the series - Geiger #1 is an underwhelming beginning.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    I gotta say, I was a bit underwhelmed given the pedigree of the creative team. It was OK. Seems a lot like the video game Fallout. Your standard dystopian future in Nevada after a nuclear war. The one interesting bit seems to be that the Las Vegas casinos all turned into little fiefdoms based on their theme. The art by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson is fantastic as expected. Let's hope this is headed somewhere less derivative in future issues. I gotta say, I was a bit underwhelmed given the pedigree of the creative team. It was OK. Seems a lot like the video game Fallout. Your standard dystopian future in Nevada after a nuclear war. The one interesting bit seems to be that the Las Vegas casinos all turned into little fiefdoms based on their theme. The art by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson is fantastic as expected. Let's hope this is headed somewhere less derivative in future issues.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jordan

    At the risk of sounding redundant, what do you get when you cross the wastelands of Fallout, the post apocalyptic world building of Rick Remender’s Tokyo Ghost, and all the trappings of a superb superhero origins tale? You get Geiger: a comic with a little bit of everything. Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s Image Comics debut certainly doesn't pull any punches. The story reads at a frantic but efficient pace, casting a wide net from which to build its foundation upon. One of then first things reader At the risk of sounding redundant, what do you get when you cross the wastelands of Fallout, the post apocalyptic world building of Rick Remender’s Tokyo Ghost, and all the trappings of a superb superhero origins tale? You get Geiger: a comic with a little bit of everything. Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s Image Comics debut certainly doesn't pull any punches. The story reads at a frantic but efficient pace, casting a wide net from which to build its foundation upon. One of then first things readers are likely to notice is the script -- it's dense. In fact it may be one of the lengthiest I've ever seen attached to Johns’ name. Those who are familiar with Geoff’s writing style know that he never wastes words. He's a grower, not a shower and instead opts to advance his plots through cleverly laiden clues and Easter Eggs. That means whenever there's a random radio playing in the background or television broadcast taking place anywhere in the panel -- you need to be paying attention. These breadcrumbs often are revealed to be spoilers for what's to come, minus the context and 20/20 hindsight needed to make heads or tails of what it is we’re actually reading. As is usually the case with the artwork of Gary Frank, his pencils continue to inspire. Gary is a master of his craft, defying comparison and redefining the boundaries of even the most lucid of imaginations. His layouts and splash pages won’t just whet the tongue -- they'll leave you salivating like Pavlov’s pooches. Which brings me to all the wonderful color nuances of Brad Anderson. Brad is fast becoming my favourite colorist in the game and if you've yet to be introduced to his palette, you're in for a real treat. These two were made for each other and to say that Geiger is a visual spectacle doesn't even begin to properly encapsulate all that this book has to offer. Geiger feels fresh but familiar and manages to both subtely and overtly pay homage to everything from “The Planet of the Apes” to “King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.” This book is breaking the needle. Geiger is nothing short of radioactive, and a sure contender for “Best New Series of the Year.”

  4. 5 out of 5

    James

    Although this isn’t a new concept, I was still into this story. The world has gone to war and the nuclear missiles have fired. Now it’s 20 years later and now it’s like mad max. People have to were suits to be outside and are scavenging around for food and supplies. Plus there’s a mystery man who doesn’t need a suit and glows with some nuclear energy. Then what the back of the book shows as what’s coming, I’m definitely grabbing issue 2.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Matty Dub

    100% unoriginal but Johns still makes those worn out ideas fun. The art by Frank is great.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Voltago

    Das Genre in dem wir uns befinden, ist das der Endzeit-Story. In diesem Fall nach einem Atomkrieg. Über die Hintergründe erfahren wir nicht allzu viel. Ein Regierungsaufstand im Jahr 2030, ein Regierungsskandal und ein geheimnisvoller Monolith. Die waren ja in letzter Zeit irgendwie „In“, also kommt er auch hier vor. Und natürlich der Glimmer Man… Die Geschichte spielt 20 Jahre später, also 2050. Hier kommt dann ein scheinbar ein wahnsinniger König dazu, das kann ja heiter werden! 12 Punkte dafür Das Genre in dem wir uns befinden, ist das der Endzeit-Story. In diesem Fall nach einem Atomkrieg. Über die Hintergründe erfahren wir nicht allzu viel. Ein Regierungsaufstand im Jahr 2030, ein Regierungsskandal und ein geheimnisvoller Monolith. Die waren ja in letzter Zeit irgendwie „In“, also kommt er auch hier vor. Und natürlich der Glimmer Man… Die Geschichte spielt 20 Jahre später, also 2050. Hier kommt dann ein scheinbar ein wahnsinniger König dazu, das kann ja heiter werden! 12 Punkte dafür von mir. Zeichnungen - 13 von 15 Punkte Gary Frank halt. Klasse Zeichnungen. Im Vordergrund sehr detailliert, ausdrucksstarke Gesichter und im Hintergrund immer noch eine ganze Menge zusätzlicher Details. Ausdrucksstarke Panoramen auf Doppelseiten. Ich kann mich gar nicht daran satt sehen. Daher auch 13 Punkte. Farben - 13 von 15 Punkte Ein bunter Farbmix, weiche Übergänge. Der Himmel mit mehreren Farbnuancen, sogar einiges Lichtspiel mit Lampen im Rauminneren. Das ist alles zusammen sehr schön anzusehen und macht auch einen großen Teil der Ansehnlichkeit der Bilder aus.  Daher auch 13 Punkte. Atmosphäre - 11 von 15 Punkte Die 3 Männer mit dem Geigerzähler und einer explosiven Fracht erzeugen schon eine düstere Grundstimmung. Am Lagerfeuer werden dann Geschichten über den Mann erzählt, der ohne Anzug durch die verstrahlte Welt laufen kann. Ein wenig Action dazu und eine kranken Welt mit kranken Königen. Das Kopfkino braucht ein bisschen um zu starten, doch dann läuft es. Daher 11 Punkte dafür.  Story-Zeichnungen 13 von 15 Punkte Panoramen mit einer Menge Details, detaillierte Anzüge und Gesichter. Dazu Räume mit einiger Ausstattung, hier bleibt das Auge gerne hängen.  Eine trostlose Welt mit trostlosen Details, die einfach herrlich anzuschauen ist. Daher 13 Punkte. Charaktere - 12 von 15 Punkte Tariq Geiger ist die Hauptfigur und im Jahr 2050 eine Legende. Offensichtich hat er die Bomben überlebt, nachdem er von seiner Familie getrennt wurde, da er den Angriff auf seinen Bunker abwehren musste. Wie es zu seinen strahlenden Fähigkeiten kommt, da darf man gespannt sein. Seine Story ist nachvollziehbar auf der Kürze der Seiten. Der Rest sind in der ersten Ausgabe notwendige Nebengestalten, in einer Story, die Lust auf mehr macht. 12 Punkte daher Innovationen - 3 von 5 Punkte Das Genre wird hier nicht neu erfunden, aber alle wesentlichen Zutaten sind an Bord: Geheimnisse, fiese Machthaber, ein strahlender (haha!) Held und eine kaputte Welt. Daher 3 Punkte. Service - 0 von 5 Punkte Keine Infos Drumherum, nix. Daher gibt es auch keine Punkte. FAZIT - 77 von 100 Punkte Ein interessanter Auftaktband, welcher beachtliche 77 Punkte einfährt. Er macht Lust auf mehr und ich werde dran bleiben.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Dean Robbins

    3.8/5 This was a blast even if the influences are rather obvious (Las Vegas wasteland, mutants, et cetera). The protagonist's story is fascinating and his design is cool. I am definitely looking forward to Issue 2. 3.8/5 This was a blast even if the influences are rather obvious (Las Vegas wasteland, mutants, et cetera). The protagonist's story is fascinating and his design is cool. I am definitely looking forward to Issue 2.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shawn Ingle

    Mostly set up and future world building so it's difficult to get an accurate feel for what this comic will be. First impression though is that it's your run of the mill post-apocalyptic fare. TBD whether I'll give issue #2 a go. Mostly set up and future world building so it's difficult to get an accurate feel for what this comic will be. First impression though is that it's your run of the mill post-apocalyptic fare. TBD whether I'll give issue #2 a go.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Steve Long

    Good start to a new post apocalyptic tale. I liked it but I also have to admit that I’m a sucker for a good post apocalyptic story. You really can’t beat this creative team either. This issue mostly just sets the stage for what’s to come and I’m really looking forward to what is to come.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Colin Mitchell

    It was a 3.5 up until the last few pages. I think I see where Johns is taking this book now, and it is an interesting premise. Excited for book 2.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tom Vogel

  12. 4 out of 5

    Edward Covington

  13. 5 out of 5

    David

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jean

  15. 5 out of 5

    Scott Mills

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kirsten Brown

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joseph

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jordyn

  19. 4 out of 5

    Bianca

  20. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Reynolds

  21. 4 out of 5

    Brian Garthoff

  22. 5 out of 5

    Will Russell

  23. 4 out of 5

    Joe Danzi

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jay

  25. 5 out of 5

    Efthymios Kafetzis

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tinisha Selvy

  27. 4 out of 5

    Antoine

  28. 5 out of 5

    Phil Bova

  29. 5 out of 5

    Saif Rehman

  30. 5 out of 5

    Alex

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