Geiger, Vol. 1

Image Comics. Nov. 2021. 160p. ISBN 9781534320024. pap. $9.99. GRAPHIC NOVELS
A man safely locks his family away in a fallout shelter prior to a thermonuclear exchange. However, he locked himself out and took the full brunt of an atomic bomb that, strangely not only didn’t kill him, but left him with a terrible gift of unimaginable radiation that must be constantly corked, like a genie in a bottle. As a kind of immortal, the man (now known as Geiger) walks the chaotic earth like a knight errant, attempting to always keep his family safe from post-apocalyptic bandits and the henchmen of the new King of Las Vegas. Bonus artwork in the back. Johns (Flashpoint) and Frank (Kin) have produced a beautifully rendered story with overtones of Mad Max and The Terminator.
VERDICT The sublime coloring makes this graphic novel a sparkling gem in this genre. Although the story does not feel original, fans of high-quality graphic artwork, reluctant super-antiheroes, and bombastic fight scenes will truly love this ambitious and wonderfully composed book.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing