Geiger #1

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Gary Frank Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 61
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Industry heavyweights GEOFF JOHNS (Superman, Green Lantern, Batman: Three Jokers) and GARY FRANK (Superman, Supergirl, The Incredible Hulk) of DC's DOOMSDAY CLOCK reteam for what will be one of the most anticipated new series of 2021 in the forthcoming GEIGER. This mind blowing new series will take local comic shops by storm in April from Image Comics.

Who are the scavengers of a dying earth? GEIGER is set in the years since 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 more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Gonzalo M Apr 7, 2021

    Geiger #1 is a phenomenal first issue and deserves a solid 5 out of 5 from me. This issue delivers all I could ever want and need from a first issue. Tragedy, terror, plot, setting, suspense, and momentum are all present in this issue and it feels like the creative team was harnessing some of that nuclear power to create this story. If this issue is any sign of what is to come from this short run, then sign me up! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 8, 2021

    The story and art are both fantastic and I can't wait to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Apr 9, 2021

    From character to plot to setting, everything in "Geiger" clicks into place, making for a superb story that just radiates excellence. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Apr 7, 2021

    As origin stories go, this one about a nuclear-powered superhero is clever. It manages to feel fresh and packs enough action supplemented by sentiment to make this a worthy read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 7, 2021

    This was a strong debut for Geiger and Johns, Frank and Anderson set up an engaging world with plenty of potential. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 7, 2021

    This isn't a perfect first issue. Johns is clearly not used to worldbuilding outside the confines of DC yet. But it is an incredibly promising start that serves both talents very well, and a long-awaited creator-owned debut from the biggest comic talent who has never visited that pool yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 13, 2021

    Describing the book in five words or less Frank and Johns stated "Walking x-ray kicks ass!" and "Radioactive family man"; after reading the first issue, I can confirm that both descriptions are more than correct. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Apr 15, 2021

    They say there only so many stories in the world, and I think Geoff Johns is a master at recycling ideas enough to make what's old is new again. Derivative at times? Perhaps. Inspired by? Definitely. This book has definitely got legs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray Apr 7, 2021

    Give me the war between a glowing knight, and a spoiled king, I'm all in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Apr 12, 2021

    This was a bit of a slow first issue. Most of the world is yet to be revealed and we know very little about anything. Regardless it is obvious that these creators who have had big hits in the past are aiming for a new one. And in this one, they have a lot more creative freedom. So, despite it being fast and not that exciting of a read, I look forward to the rest of Tariq's story in the USA nuclear apocalypse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 7, 2021

    After-the-bomb sci-fi has been around forever. Johns has a hell of a lot of guts to try heading back into a world after a nuclear war, after all it's been through over the years. From Dr. Bloodmoney, Mad Max, to many others, the world after the bomb has been explored in a great deal of detail. Johns and Frank make a few steps in the right direction in a new series's first issue.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Mar 22, 2021

    Not sure which way they are going to go with the main character as he is a survivor above anything else and the real bad guy in this only seems that way as he is trying to live up to an ideal. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Apr 7, 2021

    All in all, this first issue of Geiger is an efficient introduction to a post-apocalyptic landscape that doesn't get lost in the wasteland of other comics that run in a similar vein. The world-building sets us up for many intriguing conflicts that could turn into an explosively fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Apr 7, 2021

    Final Thoughts:Geiger #1 serves as an introduction to a new post-apocalyptic world. The comic has excellent art by Gary Frank and great colors by Brad Anderson. The story leans heavily into the nuclear Earth direction, hinting at mutants, monsters, and a glimpse of the titular nuclear hero, but there's very little shown. There's more setup and world-building here than there is story, but Geoff Johns keeps it well-written so it's not bad to read through. Thankfully, it looks like things will pick up in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Apr 12, 2021

    A clever twist on post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland warring tribes. A few things fell together just a little too neatly for my taste, but this thing has a hell of a lot of potential moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Apr 6, 2021

    Geiger is a unique comic as this is an unusual first for Johns. His historical knowledge of superheros is rendered useless and allows him and Frank to create whatever world and narrative they want. Hopefully as the series continues, they are willing to take more risks and explore different elements they might not be able to utilize if this was a superhero comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - James Caudill Apr 7, 2021

    This is one of those books that the writing is done well enough to keep me interested but the art is what is going to keep me buying it for right now. Image has announced the series monthly through June so far. The only thing that worries me about this series at the moment is John’s recent history of getting books out. If you remember his Doomsday Clock over at DC...that was pretty much a mess. It took two years to do 12 issues. It was so long between books, that I just gave up and got the trade. He also wrote a Shazam book and I really couldn’t tell you when those books came out. I do know that Johns recently did a one shot in the Black Hammer Universe but this is the first series I can remember him on for a little bit. If this book can come out monthly, I’ll continue to pick it up. But if there starts to be a gap, I’ll just wait on the trade. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Spencer Perry Apr 7, 2021

    In the end Geiger feels like a big premise that acts new but is derivative of a lot that has come before it, fun to look at but very little to surprise a reader. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 7, 2021

    Geiger #1 has a lot of good ideas. It just doesn't present them well. There's a choppiness to the story and a disconnect that has me not caring about the characters or what happens. It's concepts without logic or heart. Maybe it comes together a bit more down the line but as is, this is a debut that doesn't live up to the excitement and hype. Read Full Review

  • 4.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Apr 14, 2021

    Geiger is a comic by a formerly unstoppable writer scraping the bottom of his personal creative barrel. It has nothing original to say, weak characterization, and an uninspired setting. Hampered on all artistic fronts and guilty of whitewashing a POC, this is a comic to miss. Read Full Review

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