Geoff Johns (Batman: Three Jokers) and Gary Frank (Superman), the team that brought DC’s Doomsday Clock, are collaborating again for the new series Geiger. The new series from Image Comics will be in comic shops in April 2021.
Geiger is set after a nuclear war has ravaged the Earth and outlaws fight for survival through the radioactive chaos. Though dangerous beings like the Nightcrawlers and Organ People dominate the land, there is a man who lives beyond the wasteland that they do fear. He is Geiger.
“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,” Johns said in the exclusive announcement via Bleeding Cool. “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 Clock’s Brad Anderson is bringing his beautiful palette to the book.”
“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,” Frank said.
“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,” Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics, said. “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.”