A Few Facts Readers May Not Know About New ‘Geiger’ Comic

The new comic Geiger has caused quite a stir among comic book fans. The narrative follows a father with mysterious radioactive powers as he wanders a post-apocalyptic Nevada landscape.

As readers explore the intriguing plot of this new series, here are some details they may not yet know about the comic and its creators.

The Writer Shares Some Qualities With the Main Character

Writer Geoff Johns creates a compelling character in Tariq Geiger, but the two share more in common than readers may realize. Like the writer who created him, Geiger is part-Arab. He is also a devoted father, and the writer likely drew on his own experiences when writing about the character’s love for his missing family.

The Creators Have Teamed Up Before

The writer and artist behind Geiger have worked together before to much acclaim. Though both have individually created popular works with DC Comics, they worked together on the limited comic series Doomsday Clock. This series is a fan favorite, and many comic book readers were excited to hear the team was working together again. In fact, the writer and artist started work on Geiger right after they wrapped up Doomsday Clock. Based on the overall positive reception to this new collaboration, the pair has more than met expectations.

The Story Pulls Inspiration From Places

The creators of Geiger found inspiration for the story and artwork in many notable works including True Grit, The Hills Have Eyes, 2000 A.D., and Mad Max. The influence of these stories is apparent in the violent, brutal storyline, expressive art style, and warm, bleached color palette.

Other characters from the publisher Image Comics’ lineup also influenced Geiger’s story with the writer drawing inspiration from both Spawn and Savage Dragon.

The Creators Chose Image Comics for Creative Freedom

Though the writer and artist are both well-known for the work they have done for DC Comics, including Batman: Three Jokers, Superman, and Supergirl, they went with Image Comics for their collaboration on Geiger, citing the publisher’s history of supporting creators’ full creative expression.

The First Issues Sold Out Quickly

Readers were certainly excited for this promising new story, and the first issue sold out quickly following its debut. The third issue also sold out, leading publisher Image Comics to order a reprint.

The Creators Wanted to Create Something New

Though they love the work they have done in established Marvel and DC universes, the Geiger creators wanted to create a new character and new world that had never been explored.

The Story Takes Place In and Near Vegas

A barren landscape following a nuclear war is a popular setting for many stories, and a fresh perspective is necessary to set Geiger apart from many similar stories. It delivers by centering the narrative around a ruined Las Vegas, where crime factions battle it out for control of the ruined city.

Geiger draws on familiar tropes but brings fresh twists that already have comic book fans raving. With its compelling characters and excellent art, this series is sure to please audiences looking for a gritty, intriguing story.


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