If you’re a comic book enthusiast, you’re always on the lookout for new series to capture your interest. There are hundreds of comic books to choose from, so it can be overwhelming to try narrowing down your options of what to read next. Here are three reasons the new series Geiger should be the next one you binge.
1. The Creator
Geiger was created and produced by Geoff Johns. Because this name is tied to many successful comic book series from the DC universe, you know the story of Geiger has to be good. Johns used his past experience in the industry and his storytelling abilities to craft a unique series that will cater to a wide audience. The release of Geiger marks the first release of a creator-owned series from Image Comics and allows Johns to move away from his reputation as a DC comic creator.
2. The Story
Dystopian stories are popular. Geiger takes this common trope and enhances it by placing the story in a futuristic setting. The series takes place a year after Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war. Most of the population has been killed off, and only outlaws are left to survive in the inhospitable landscape. To survive, the outlaws must avoid the Organ People and Nightcrawlers. There’s only one man alive who strikes fear into the hearts of these two evil groups, and his name is Geiger.
The Geiger series includes six issues that revolve around the main character and his struggles to survive in a new nuclear landscape. The story is relatable because Geiger has the same motivation as many ordinary men; his priary concern is protecting his family at all costs.
The story is packed with action and adventure that is sure to keep you entertained. It also contains plenty of drama and twists to keep it interesting. Just like Stargirl, the last comic book series Geoff Johns created, Geiger does a fabulous job at keeping readers entertained.
3. The Artwork
Next to the storyline, the artwork is the most important feature in a graphic novel. Watching the scenes come to life through illustration is something many comic book fans love, and Geiger does not disappoint. While Johns was responsible for penning the epic storyline, his longtime friend Gary Frank was in charge of the illustrations. Each piece of artwork is detailed and colorful, bringing each scene in the graphic novel to life. Johns and Frank have collaborated on two other comic book series, and their good teamwork is highlighted in the master craftsmanship of Geiger.
If you love reading a good story, Geiger should be next on your must-read list. Although it is a graphic novel geared towards people who love watching the scenes they are reading come alive through colorful illustrations, the storyline of Geiger is intricate and dramatic enough to draw in anyone who enjoys a finely crafted story. If you’re a comic book enthusiast, you definitely need to collect the entire series so you can enjoy it over and over again. If you haven’t already thought about checking out Geiger, these three reasons should convince you to read it.