The post-apocalyptic world of The Unnamed has been thoroughly explored by renowned comic icons Geoff Johns and Gary Frank in their hit comic series Geiger. Still, readers can delve even deeper into this dark, dystopian universe with the upcoming series Junkyard Joe. This spinoff takes a hard look at the horrors of war and the resilience of the human spirit, all while introducing readers to the enigmatic character of Junkyard Joe. The series is written by Geoff Johns, illustrated by Gary Frank, and colored by Brad Anderson.

Overview of the Junkyard Joe Comic Series

The story of Junkyard Joe follows the Junkyard Dogs, a unit of soldiers during the last days of the Vietnam War in 1972, and their newest member, a seemingly human soldier called Joe. However, the group soon discovers that Joe is not a human but a robot. The issue takes us through the unit’s mission and the fate of its lone human survivor, Muddy Davis, and the robot Joe. It’s through Muddy’s eyes that the issue displays the full range of emotions and humanity that comes with war.

The artistry of Gary Frank and Brad Anderson’s colors adds an impressive depth to the series. Frank’s illustrations bring to life the intensity of battle, and readers are taken on an emotional journey of a group of soldiers fighting in a war-torn world. This creates a compelling story that readers can’t help but get lost in.

In addition, Frank’s art conveys the overwhelming emotion of war and service in the faces of each character, emphasizing the shared suffering regardless of race or nationality. The comic book’s art offers a harsh but honest depiction of the brutality of war, and it’s through this art the robot Joe can express himself despite not speaking.

Characteristics of Main Characters

The characters in the Junkyard Joe series are particularly well-rounded and realistic. Even in the face of danger and conflict, Joe and the soldiers rely on their wits and the strength of their friendships to get through the horrors of the war and get back home.

The Portrayal of the Themes

Junkyard Joe offers an achingly honest portrayal of the repercussions of war and its lasting effects on those in its midst. The issue is unique in its genre due to its emphasis on strong relationships, sacrifice, and perseverance. This courageous and mature comic book does not shy away from the brutality of war. Yet, it still manages to pull readers in and make them reflect on their own experiences, as well as the experiences of the characters. It’s a powerful and thought-provoking comic that prompts readers to reflect on the themes presented.

Final Thoughts on the Series 

Junkyard Joe is an enthralling look at the human cost of war and the power of friendship and perseverance. Through its captivating characters and creative, vivid artwork, readers are brought into a gripping, intense world that will leave them both moved and inspired. Junkyard Joe is a must-read series that will stay with readers for a long time.