Review: Geiger Vol. 1

Author: Geoff Johns
Artists: Gary Frank, Brad Anderson
Publisher: Image Comics
Released: December 7, 2021
Received: Edelweiss
Warnings: Graphic injuries, death, imprisonment

Geiger is a new series from Image Comics, perfect for those who love dystopian tales! With artwork from Gary Frank and Brad Anderson written by Geoff John, this chilling series cuts right to the bone.

The world has been torn apart – by humans. The nuclear war we all fear finally happened, and those that survived have been struggling to stay alive ever since. This is the world that allowed for the legend of the Melting Man, the creation of the Organ People, Nightcrawlers, and worse.

This series is not for the faint of heart. Geiger is not afraid to go down dark and brutal paths; that much has been made clear within the first volume – and I doubt it’s going to get any lighter in following arcs.

Geiger Vol. 1 managed to surprise me at several points while I was reading – something that I will always appreciate. While certain elements/twists were easy to predict, many other parts were a breath of fresh air (a bit ironic phrase there, yeah?).

Combining family elements with dystopian levels of horror really hit home. Tariq Geiger is a sympathetic character with one hell of a story. There’s a lot to delve into within these pages, making it easy to stay invested the whole way through.

As for the fight scenes – those are about as graphic as one would expect, if not slightly more so. The villains are dastardly but otherwise kind of…shallow? Though that almost felt intentional, so it actually kinda worked.

I enjoyed Geiger Vol. 1 well enough to be certain that I’ll pick up the second volume, given even half the chance to do so.

Thanks to Image Comics and #Edelweiss for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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