GEIGER: GROUND ZERO #1 on sale November 15 & GEIGER: GROUND ZERO #2 on sale December 27—the two-issue special prequel series reveals the origins of GEIGER, the epic apocalyptic saga first launched by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank to critical and commercial success in 2021
GEIGER: GROUND ZERO marks the first publication for Ghost Machine since the new creator-owned and operated media company was announced at last month’s NYCC by Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Peter J. Tomasi, and Maytal Zchut
LOS ANGELES (November 13) – Ghost Machine will release its first ever publication, Geiger: Ground Zero from writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson this week. The special two-issue prequel series reveals the explosive origins of Tariq Geiger, the mysterious Glowing Man first introduced in Johns and Frank’s hit series Geiger, which launched in 2021 and was published by Image Comics. Geiger is also being developed for television at Paramount TV with Justin Simien attached to direct.
Geiger: Ground Zero continues the saga of the The Unnamed, returning to the apocalyptic world of Geiger to discover what happened to Tariq Geiger in the days after the nuclear bombs first dropped? How did mankind survive the Unknown War? Who is the mysterious Russian scientist Dr. Molotov and why is he hunting Geiger? And how does this tie all the way back to the American Revolution?
On sale December 27, Ground Zero #2 picks up after the fallout of the Unknown War, as Tariq Geiger must fight for his own survival from what’s left of society…as well as find whatever humanity remains inside his nuclear-powered body. But only with the help of his sole ally, Dr. Molotov, can he gain an understanding of his powers…and ward off the hunters after him.
Geiger: Ground Zero serves as a preview of Ghost Machine’s impressive rollout next year: In January 2024, Ghost Machine #1, a 64-page special which will introduce its FOUR SHARED UNIVERSES of characters: 1) The Unnamed; revealing a mysterious group of genre heroes from across history, featuring characters and titles like Geiger, Junkyard Joe, Red Coat, and First Ghost. 2) Rook: Exodus; a sprawling sci-fi epic which takes place in the far future, on a world where every aspect of nature is controlled by humanity. 3) The universe of Family Odysseys centering around the time displaced family, The Rocketfellers, and their friends. And 4) An epic Horror Universe co-created and illustrated by one of our secret superstar artists to be announced, currently under contract.
Following Ghost Machine #1, Ghost Machine’s titles will begin shipping in April 2024 with an all-new ongoing Geiger series, Redcoat and Rook: Exodus.
Announced at last month’s New York Comic Con, Ghost Machine is a groundbreaking creator-owned and operated media company. The creators co-own all the characters and universes developed for their company, sharing in all publishing, media, merchandise, and beyond—a move the creatives of Ghost Machine see as a natural emancipation within the entertainment landscape, allowing them to retain creative control and meaningfully participate in the success of their properties like never before. The pioneering creator collective is a global best-of-class roster of artists and writers whose award-winning and iconic works include a who’s-who of comic book legends such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, The Flash, The Ultimates, Black Lightning, and Green Arrow: Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Peter J. Tomasi, and Maytal Zchut.
Ghost Machine’s titles will be published through Image Comics.
ABOUT GHOST MACHINE
Ghost Machine is a first-of-its-kind creator-owned and operated media company founded in October 2023 by a global best-of-class roster of artists and writers whose award-winning and iconic works include a who’s who of comic book legends such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, The Flash, The Ultimates, Black Lightning and Green Arrow: Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Peter J. Tomasi, and Maytal Zchut. Creators are exclusive to Ghost Machine for their comics work after completing their already committed to projects, and co-own all the characters and universes developed for Ghost Machine, sharing in all publishing, media, merchandise, and beyond. Building on the groundbreaking foundation of Image Comics, the company prioritizes the artist and understands the power that comes from uniting with others. GHOST MACHINE isn’t only for the creators of today, but built for the superstars of tomorrow. In January 2024, Ghost Machine #01 will introduce four shared universes: (1) THE UNNAMED; GEIGER, JUNKYARD JOE, REDCOAT and FIRST GHOST. A GEIGER TV adaptation is in development at Paramount TV with director Justin Simien; (2) ROOK: EXODUS; (3) FAMILY ODYSSEYS, THE ROCKETFELLERS; and its HORROR UNIVERSE. Following Ghost Machine #1, Ghost Machine’s titles will begin shipping in April 2024 with an all-new ongoing GEIGER series, REDCOAT and ROOK: EXODUS. https://ghostmachinepro.com/