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Geiger #1 Sells Out Again and Gets a Third Printing

The radioactive enthusiasm for the new series Geiger by Doomsday Clock creative team Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continues to burn through inventory of the debut issue at the distributor level. Image Comics has greenlit a third printing in order to keep up with mounting demand for the series.

Rapid paced pre-order activity from retailers on Geiger #1 triggered a rare pre-sell-out for the series with books shipping to stores already sold out at the distributor. A rush reprint was ordered ahead of the release date to accommodate the spike in demand, but the reorder activity has overtaken the inventory once again as buzz for the new series grows.

Geiger is set in the years after a nuclear war ravaged the planet where 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.

Geiger #1, third printing (Diamond Code FEB219020) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 19.

Geiger #1 third printing

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Hashtag Show – Batman #107
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Review: Geiger #1

Geiger #1

Geiger #1 kicks off the high-profile indie series from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. The duo previously worked on DC’s Doomsday Clock, a series that overall fell short of expectations. Geiger #1 does the same.

Geiger #1 really should be called “Old Man knock-off”. The series focuses on the myth of a glowing individual out in the desert who survives the irradiated wastes without a radiation suit. We’re taken through the tragedy of a man who lost his family and was caught in a nuclear explosion leading to today.

The problem is, the setup doesn’t really help the story at all. Johns and Frank leave far too many questions that distract from the main story. It also feels like a retread of so many stories before. There just isn’t that originality or spark to make the debut stand out. It’s not bad, it just doesn’t deliver an interesting enough debut.

In Tariq, aka The Meltdown Man, we get an origin that’s been done to death, an individual caught in a nuclear explosion. With his family safely in a shelter, he’s caught outside to experience things along with attackers attempting to take over the shelter from his family. It’s a fine enough start but there’s no attachment at all. These aren’t characters we get to know. There’s little to feel sympathy for what they go through. Some racism is thrown in by the attackers in what I think is an attempt to do that but it falls flat overall. The attack too comes out of nowhere. There’s not a lot of setup, it just happens which causes a distraction. There’s a detachment with the story due to those two things.

Frank’s art is good. Along with Brad Anderson‘s color, the story is nice to look at. But, as presented we get a world that also doesn’t feel one and the same. There’s scavengers in irradiation suits, the Meltdown Man in his superhero gear, and then a kingdom… where they don’t wear suits? It’s all a little odd and doesn’t make a whole lot of sense visually. But, it looks nice. Rob Leigh‘s lettering packs in a lot as Johns scripts tend go dialogue heavy. It’s impressive how much makes it on to some pages and panels without issue. The only thing is one bit of dialogue at the bottom of a panel that feels like it’s cut off by the imaginary border.

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.

Story: Geoff Johns Art: Gary Frank
Color: Brad Anderson Letterer: Rob Leigh
Story: 5.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 5.5 Recommendation: Pass

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

ENIAC #2

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Avengers #44 (Marvel) – “Enter the Phoenix” wraps up and leads into “Heroes Reborn”!

Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #1 (Dark Horse) – An elder member of the occult-battling pack of Wise Dogs recalls a harrowing mission in U.S-occupied Japan after World War II. Yeah, we’re in for this.

Championess (Legendary Comics) – Based on the true story about female bare-knuckle boxers.

Batman #107 (DC Comics) – The series has really found its footing post-Future State and with the seeds being laid out for that fascist future, we want to see how it all plays out.

Crime and Punishment (Digital Manga Distribution) – We don’t know much about the publisher but the title and description caught our eyes. On the eve of the revolution a young student murders a pawnbroker but an innocent man is quickly arrested.

ENIAC #2 (Bad Idea) – The first issue about a computer gone mad was solid. We want to learn more.

Far Sector #11 (DC Comics/DC’s Young Animal) – The series is soon wrapping up and we want to see how it all comes together in this very socially relevant series.

Geiger #1 (Image Comics) – Geoff Johns and Gary Frank team again for this new series about the scavengers of a dying Earth post-nuclear war.

Green Lantern #1 (DC Comics) – We want to see what the future holds for this series as DC’s cosmic side of things attempts to get things in order.

The Impure #1 (Scout Comics) – Nero must stop his sister before she causes humanity’s downfall.

King in Black #5 (Marvel) – The event wraps up and looks like it’ll have some interesting ramifications on the Marvel Universe.

Magic #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Magic: The Gathering returns to comics!

Nocterra #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue of this world plunged in darkness was very entertaining and we want to see where it goes and how it uses the darkness to tell its story.

Nottingham #2 (Mad Cave Studios) – This new take on Robin Hood was fantastic in its debut and we’re expecting more quality.

Project Patron #1 (AfterShock) – Years ago a hero battled a beast as Earth’s protector. What the world doesn’t know is he died that day and was replaced.

The Rise #1 (Heavy Metal) – A prequel to the horror franchise Night of the Living Dead!

Sam & His Talking Gun #2 (Scout Comics) – It’s John Wick… but with a talking gun.

The Silver Coin #1 (Image Comics) – A new horror anthology with each issue telling a story in a shared supernatural world.

Suicide Squad #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue was pure action and fun plus the bodies already began to pile up. We’re excited to see what happens next as the jailbreak of Talon continues.

Tankers #1 (Bad Idea) – A time travel story about oil execs and dinosaurs.

Geiger #1 Sells Out Ahead of Release and Gets a Second Printing

The highly anticipated new series Geiger—by Doomsday Clock creative team Geoff Johns and Gary Frank—will ship to comic book stores sold out. Early demand for the series has depleted the entirety of the debut issue’s print run, tripping the alarm for preemptive second printings of Geiger #1 ahead of its April 7 on sale date.

Reorder activity from retailers on Geiger #1 is multiplying at a breakneck pace. Image has greenlit two variations of the Gieger #1, second printing cover in response. Both will feature art by Frank, but one will feature Geiger’s chartreuse skull, while the Cover B will reveal his cowled face.

Geiger is set in the years after a nuclear war ravaged the planet where 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.

Geiger #1, first printing will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 7—grab it from your local comic shop while supplies last.

Geiger #1, second printing Cover A (Diamond Code FEB219018) and Geiger #1, second printing Cover B 1:25 incentive (Diamond Code FEB219019) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 28.

A Glow in the Dark variant of Geiger #1 (FEB210013) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 21.

Geiger #1 Gets a Raw Variant

Image Comics has unveiled a highly collectible raw variant cover for the forthcoming Geiger #1 by Doomsday Clock’s creative team Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. This variant will be shipped exclusively to Diamond UK direct market accounts and is designed to benefit our international partners during what has been an especially difficult time for small, independently owned businesses.

The raw variant will feature an unpolished version of the Geiger #1 cover art that displays the intricacies of the creative process—pencils, guides, and other imperfections seen on the original artwork drawn by Frank.

It will be available in limited quantities upon release Wednesday, April 7.

This version of the Geiger #1 cover celebrates the art and creative process that went into developing the stunning final cover. 

Geiger #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 7:

  • Cover A Frank – FEB210009      
  • Cover B Larsen – FEB210010      
  • Cover C Fabok – FEB210011      
  • Cover D Blank Sketch Var – FEB210012      

A Glow in the Dark variant of Geiger #1 (FEB210013) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 21.

Geiger #1 Diamond UK Variant

Geiger #1 Gets a Black & White Thank You Variant

Image Comics is pleased to unveil a black and white variant cover of the forthcoming Geiger #1 by Doomsday Clock’s creative team Geoff Johns and Gary Frank as a Thank You to support the Direct Market US retailers.

This black and white version will ship with no financial burden to retailers and feature a highly collectible uncolored version of the Geiger #1 cover art. It will showcase the detailed inks by Frank.

The black and white Geiger #1 variant will be available in limited quantities—exclusively at local comic shops—upon release Wednesday, April 7. Interested fans should inquire with their local comic shop for availability. 

Geiger #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 7:

  • Cover A Frank – FEB210009      
  • Cover B Larsen – FEB210010      
  • Cover C Fabok – FEB210011      
  • Cover D Blank Sketch Var – FEB210012      

A Glow in the Dark variant of Geiger #1 (FEB210013) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 21.

Geiger #1 US Variant

Comics Deserve Better Episode 16: 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank by Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss, and Thomas Mauer

On this episode of Comics Deserve Better, Brian and Logan geek out about the darkly comedic, crime comic 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank by Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss, and Thomas Mauer.

They break down the cast of annoying, yet endearing middle-school-aged characters, their favorite sequences, and the connections that this Black Mask Studios masterpiece has to other works of pop culture. Brian and Logan also discuss the latest indie comics news, including Graham Coxon‘s comic Superstate from Z2, the announcement of Vault‘s queer monster love story Hollow Heart and Geoff Johns and Gary Frank‘s creator-owned series Geiger, and a new ordering format from Scout Comics. They also talk about the upcoming Black Hammer: Visions and their dream creators on the miniseries. Other comics mentioned on the show are We Only Find Them When They’re Dead, Getting It Together, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and 12 Reasons to Die. (Episode art by Tyler Boss)

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank Reteam for Geiger, Coming from Image in April 2021

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank of DC’s Doomsday Clock reteam for a brand new series in 2021, Geiger. The 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 Glow, others call him The Meltdown Man. But his name… is Geiger.

Geiger #1 will be available at comic book shops in April 2021.

Geiger #1
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