Comic Review: Geiger #1 (Image Comics)

A new title, Geiger, launches this week from Image. Writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank write this tale of the aftermath of a nuclear war. The fallout, the failures, […]

A new title, Geiger, launches this week from Image.

Writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank write this tale of the aftermath of a nuclear war. The fallout, the failures, the broken families, the resurrection of hope. It’s the post-apocalyptic scene again, folks, but this story was constructed with humour, pathos, and multilayer madness.

The visuals are detailed, the dialogue is ‘like a movie”, the scenes choreographed likewise. But it’s entertaining because we are in good hands. You have to hand it to Johns and Frank as they guide us through the narrative, carefully curating the visual impact of small and huge panels. Brad Anderson’s colours add depth and realism too. Rob Leigh is on letters.

When the radioactive dust settles 20 years in the future, and isolated scavengers are trying to, well, scavenge, all the nasties on the map suddenly turn up and activate. Things happen! For: Reasons! There you have it: A really fragmented radioactive argument for picking up this issue and hunkering down, safely waiting for the next one to emerge.

Image, Geiger #1, $3.99 for 31 pages of content. Teen+

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!