If you’re an avid fan of comics produced by the independent company Image Comics, you’ve probably heard the buzz about Geiger, a new post-apocalyptic series. Here are the top five facts to know about the series before you head to your favorite store to purchase all the available issues.
1. It’s Made by Experienced Comics Creators
Geiger is not the work of inexperienced artists, and you can tell the moment you look at the cover. Geoff Johns, who’s known for his work on Batman: Three Jokers, writes the series, and Gary Frank, who’s known for his work on Supergirl and Action Comics, illustrates it.
2. It Takes Place in a New Universe
Instead of exploring the worlds so often developed in comics, Geiger does not take place in the Marvel or DC universe. Instead, it’s set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The Earth is covered with radioactivity, the remnants of a devastating nuclear war. The remaining humans must try to continue their lives without conflicts with the other hopeless, distrustful survivors.
3. There Are 5 Issues Planned
Image Comics has five issues of Geiger planned for release in 2021. The first one, which originally features a mysterious silhouette against a nuclear mushroom cloud in the shape of a skull, came out on April 7, 2021. This issue is 32 pages long, and the others should be around the same length. Since Geiger’s debut, new issues have been released monthly, and the final issue is set for August 4, 2021.
4. There Are Multiple Covers
Several issues of Geiger have already sold out, and Image Comics has started selling some of them under different covers. For example, in its second printing, the first issue’s cover is black, white, and green. It features a semi-transparent skull against an irregular green oval that has wisps of smoke coming off it.
The rest of the background is completely black, except for the printing details. As a result, don’t get confused if you go to the store and see lots of different designs. If you’re a true comic fanatic, you’ll try to collect them all.
5. The Title Character Is Not What He Seems
The title character is a mystery not just to readers but also to the other people in his community. Living alone in an area so destroyed by nuclear waste that no one else will go there, Geiger is often called the Glowing Man. However, he’s actually named Tariq Geiger, and he loves his wife and children deeply.
They’re stuck in a fallout shelter, waiting for Geiger to make the world safe for them again. Geiger, who has been exposed to the radioactive environment outside the shelter, can use radioactivity to fight other people. He also no longer gets hurt when he walks through his environment without protection. While these qualities allow him to protect his family, they also make the people around him see him as a monster.
Now that you’ve got all the context you need, it’s time to catch up on the latest issues of Geiger before the new one is released.