Book Title: Geiger #2
Book Description: Geiger #2 tells us about some scavengers that ran the king’s errand and managed to find his grail: a nuclear football. To ensure there’s no trickery the scavengers are required to leave the bag with the king’s chief thug, Hazzmat. Hazzmat is too busy playing craps to pay attention to the bag he’s been charged with overseeing. A waitress named Carolina sees the bag as a ticket out of the life she and her children are trapped in. All they have to do is get the bag from Las Vegas to 80 miles north of Cheyenne, where NORAD (the last thing resembling the U.S. government) is. The plan is simple enough. Carolina has already paid for a car and a pass to get out of the building. They just need to pack a few things and leave. That’s easier said than done when Hazzmat and company are looking for the bag and know who has it.
Book Author: Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Image Comics
Illustrator: Brad Anderson
Geiger #2 gives us an insight to the despotic way Las Vegas has been run since the nuclear holocaust. The majority of the citizens are trapped in a post-modern feudal system with no hope of escaping their lot in life.
This issue does a smashingly great job of giving us the setting. I had hoped for more than a couple pages of “Glowing Man”. I was really looking forward to seeing more of his trials and tribulations as keeper of the bunker his family is in.
I’m very curious as to why this nuclear football is of such great importance to the king. That’s a plot line that I am eager to learn more about.
I continue to be impressed with the artwork on the interior pages. When necessary, it’s very detailed. Yet it isn’t so detailed that it creates distractions.
The lettering is terrific. We’re only a couple issues in; but so far Mr. Leigh has put on a clinic with Geiger. I hope he can keep it up!
Carolina’s story is very well told. It wasn’t quite what I had envisioned when I bought this issue though. As a geek on a budget I am going to press on with Geiger. That being said it’s on a bit of a shorter leash for the time being.
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