Geoff Johns and his artists at Image Comics are doing an excellent job, and you can tell by the look of the Geiger series and the Unnamed Universe. The universe has brought a group of strange heroes, including Junkyard Joe.
When you read volume 6 of the Geiger series, you’ll meet up with Junkyard Joe, an evil villain out to destroy Geiger. However, it turns out that Joe has been programmed to wreak havoc. He’s a robot that follows its master’s orders.
But that’s not all. In this article, you’ll get a rundown of who Junkyard Joe is and how well he is positioned in the Unnamed Universe. Then, you’ll know about the Special Black and White Veterans Edition that Geoff Johns and Gray Frank have been putting together to honor their loved ones.
About the Persona of Junkyard Joe
If you’ve read the big 80-page issue of Geiger, you’ll encounter Junkyard Joe telling his story. He captures all the events from when he went online in 1972 to his fierce battle with Geiger. Joe was created during the Vietnam war and started as a loyal robot. However, the US military keeps him a secret until, one time, he is spotted by his allies.
During a battle, Morrie Davis, a soldier, sees Joe and reports his view of the robot soldier. But, in an attempt to conceal the existence of Joe, the US military tells Morrie that he merely imagines things and that no such thing as a robot soldier exists. Not convinced by the military, Morrie turns the ‘imagination’ into a business and becomes a successful comic book writer.
The Special Black and White Veterans Edition
Junkyard Joe has spun off this year, and now, there is a comic dedicated to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) and Veteran Aid. Geoff Johns and Gary Frank put it together in memory of their loved ones who took part in the Second World War.
The series is meant to highlight the perspective of the many war veterans alive through the comic lens. Also, it is a way to raise funds and support for the senior citizens who participated in various wars across history.
Now, readers of Junkyard Joe have a chance to do something special for the former servicemen and women. By buying a copy of the special edition, Mad Ghost Productions (home of Image Comics) will give $2 to NCHV to restore the dignity and independence that veterans need but don’t get.
The comic will start retailing on Wednesday, October 5th, at comic book shops, so be sure to grab a copy and enjoy the genius of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.