While acclaimed writer Geoff Johns has worked at other publishers like Marvel during his comics career, without a doubt his name is synonymous with DC Comics. I recall John Siuntres commenting to Johns during his Word Balloon podcast last summer that he was surprised that Johns never embarked on any creator owned projects. Lo and behold, today Johns alongside his frequent collaborator artist Gary Frank have announced Geiger, their new creative owned book arriving this April from Image Comics.
There is no doubt that Johns and Frank are superstar creative team that have produced some of the successful projects during their time at DC Comics. While their most recent and perhaps biggest project for DC Comics Doomsday Clock, a story that saw the world of Watchmen collide with the DC Universe, was plagued by constant delays, there’s no denying it was a giant love letter to make makes DC Comics so unique.
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Industry heavyweights Geoff Johns (Superman, Green Lantern, Batman: Three Jokers) and Gary Frank (Superman, Supergirl, The Incredible Hulk) of DC’s Doomsday Clock reteam for what will be one of the most anticipated new series of 2021 in the forthcoming Geiger. This mind blowing new series will take local comic shops by storm in April from Image Comics.
In an exclusive scoop on the announcement for Bleeding Cool, Johns said: “Gary and I have been secretly working away on Geiger since we finished up Doomsday Clock earlier this year and we couldn’t be more excited to be doing our first creator-owned book for Image. Now that we’re miles ahead of the release schedule, we can finally talk about it. Geiger was inspired by the early days of Image when wonderfully all-new, graphic characters like Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon and so many more were at the forefront of their publishing line. It was such an exciting time as a reader for us, and we’re hoping to tap into that excitement again with the unexpected and unknown with Geiger. Doomsday Clocks’s Brad Anderson is bringing his beautiful palette to the book.”
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.
Frank added: “It feels like we’ve been assembling this monster in a hidden tower for an age and waiting for the right storm to pass. I think we have something full of heart and horror and humanity and, now that we’re close, I’m hugely excited to see it released into the World.”
“At Image, nothing gives us more satisfaction than showcasing extraordinary talent, so publishing new work by the likes of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank is a true event,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics, told Bleeding Cool. “There are few writers in modern comics whose names carry the same weight as Geoff’s, and Gary has been one of the industry’s best artists over two decades, so it’s been difficult to contain the excitement we all have over working with them on this incredible new series.”
Geiger #1 will be available at comic book shops in April 2021.
Geiger #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.