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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Geiger, Vol 1 by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, & Brad Anderson

Geiger, Vol. 1 Geiger, Vol. 1 by Geoff Johns
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an unexpectedly great read! GEIGER, by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, and Brad Anderson from @imagecomics, set in a near-future post-apocalyptic United States, is the story of Tariq Geiger and his mission to save his family from a nuclear bomb dropped in the Unknown War of 2030. Caught outside in the blast, Geiger survives due to the experimental cancer radiation treatments he was undergoing. Now it is 2050, and Geiger, known as the Glowing Man in urban legend, stands guard at the door to the nuclear shelter where his family has been locked away, waiting for the day that he can let them out safely.

This book sets up an alternate history, where in addition to legends such as Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed, there are other urban legends woven into American history, called the Unnamed. In this alternate United States, these Unnamed seem to spring up during times of war, and the Glowing Man is just the latest of these legends. Future series will highlight these legends, such as Junkyard Joe and Redcoat. The storytelling in this initial volume is solid, and the art is great. Geiger is a great character design and looks fantastic when he unleashes his power. I’ll definitely be looking forward to the continuing stories set in this world.

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