History Creator / GeoffJohns

18th May '17 12:17:58 PM Anddrix
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* ''Franchise/ArrowVerse''

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* ''Franchise/ArrowVerse''

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10th May '17 2:24:24 PM darkemyst
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* ''Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.''

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* ''Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.''''Comicbook/StarsAndSTRIPE''
30th Apr '17 1:47:38 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* OldShame: He's not so proud of his ''Avengers'' run, because, according to his own words, he skimped on studying existing continuity. Some fans have developed an appreciation for it, if only because it was the last run before Bendis.
** Also, it wouldn't be a good idea to bring up [[AngryBlackMan Muhammad X]], a black superhero in Suicide Slums who is extremely suspicious of white authority figures and calls out Superman on not caring about the black community (since saving the entire city and/or ''planet'' several times apparently doesn't count).



* PromotedFanboy: You'll be able to find some letters from ''Geoffrey Johns from Detroit'' in the letter columns of a few back issues of his favorite characters' books.
** According to Tom Brevoort, while working for Marvel Johns' love for DC was so apparent everybody knew it's just a matter of time before he jumps ships.
* ProtectionFromEditors: His early works didn't exhibit this, with Johns forced to comply with some editorial edicts, such as never calling Alan Scott Green Lantern because editors demanded that only Kyle Rayner use the name and making Bart Allen into Kid Flash. However, jump a few years later, and Johns had incredible sway, being able to outright refuse to write things. Jump again to the New 52, and Johns' ''Justice League'' run was entirely protected from interference beyond one plotline.



* RunningTheAsylum: Played mostly in good examples of this.
** With the revival of [[TheFlash Barry Allen]] being a bad example. His death was a big moment, and most readers got over it. They had 20 years to do so, and Wally had become the Flash for two generations of readers. He really didn't need to be brought back, unlike Hal Jordan (Hal's death was a much-hated CharacterDerailment, whereas Barry's was one of the best examples of HeroicSacrifice ever), and his revival also led to ''Flashpoint'', which led to the erasing of Wally West from existence...
*** Though whether or not erasing Wally West from existence was something he actually wanted or forced on him by way of Dan [=DiDio=]'s ExecutiveMeddling we will probably never know...
** His treatment of ComicBook/SwampThing prior to ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' (which pretty much scrapped everything about the character from the start of Creator/AlanMoore's run onwards) wasn't exactly well-received either.
** He's got a pretty well-documented axe to grind with the Kyle Rayner incarnation of Green Lantern, and tends to go out of his way to undermine the character (up to and including having a villain in a Booster Gold story set in an alternate future bring up how much harder it was to kill Hal than Kyle apropos of nothing). To a lesser extent, Johns tends to treat any character/concept from the 1990s as disposable, though of course that's not always a bad thing.



* WriterRevolt: He absolutely refused to write the death of Dick Grayson (the original Robin and one of the longest continually published characters in comic book history). He even sacrificed Superboy, one of his favorite characters, to keep Dick alive.
27th Apr '17 1:43:00 PM FuzzyBarbarian
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-->'''"I don't believe in throwing stuff away, I just believe in putting as many toys on the shelf and letting creators and other people get in there and tell great stories and add to the mythos. We should march this universe forward."'''

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-->'''"I ->''"I don't believe in throwing stuff away, I just believe in putting as many toys on the shelf and letting creators and other people get in there and tell great stories and add to the mythos. We should march this universe forward."'''
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27th Apr '17 1:42:36 PM FuzzyBarbarian
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-->"I don't believe in throwing stuff away, I just believe in putting as many toys on the shelf and letting creators and other people get in there and tell great stories and add to the mythos. We should march this universe forward."

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-->"I -->'''"I don't believe in throwing stuff away, I just believe in putting as many toys on the shelf and letting creators and other people get in there and tell great stories and add to the mythos. We should march this universe forward."
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27th Apr '17 1:42:26 PM FuzzyBarbarian
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-->"I don't believe in throwing stuff away, I just believe in putting as many toys on the shelf and letting creators and other people get in there and tell great stories and add to the mythos. We should march this universe forward."
26th Apr '17 1:16:52 PM EraserheadBayB
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* TakeThat: Possibly to infamous ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' showrunner [[ScapeGoatCreator Marc Guggenheim]]. While interviewed about DC Rebirth in 2016, Johns made comments about the show which could be very easily interpreted as displeasure with the direction the show had taken in its [[SeasonalRot fourth season]].

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* TakeThat: Possibly gave one to infamous ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' showrunner [[ScapeGoatCreator Marc Guggenheim]]. While interviewed about DC Rebirth in 2016, Johns made comments about the show which could be very easily interpreted as displeasure with the direction the show had taken in its [[SeasonalRot fourth season]].
26th Apr '17 1:12:42 PM EraserheadBayB
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* TakeThat: Possibly to infamous ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' showrunner [[ScapeGoatCreator Marc Guggenheim]]. While interviewed about DC Rebirth in 2016, Johns made comments about the show which could be very easily interpreted as displeasure with the direction had taken in its [[SeasonalRot fourth season]].

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* TakeThat: Possibly to infamous ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' showrunner [[ScapeGoatCreator Marc Guggenheim]]. While interviewed about DC Rebirth in 2016, Johns made comments about the show which could be very easily interpreted as displeasure with the direction the show had taken in its [[SeasonalRot fourth season]].
26th Apr '17 1:12:00 PM EraserheadBayB
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* TakeThat: Possibly to infamous ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' showrunner [[ScapeGoatCreator Marc Guggenheim]]. In 2016, Johns made comments about the show which could be very easily interpreted as displeasure with the direction had taken in its fourth season when interviewed about DC Rebirth.

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* TakeThat: Possibly to infamous ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' showrunner [[ScapeGoatCreator Marc Guggenheim]]. In While interviewed about DC Rebirth in 2016, Johns made comments about the show which could be very easily interpreted as displeasure with the direction had taken in its [[SeasonalRot fourth season when interviewed about DC Rebirth.season]].
26th Apr '17 1:09:55 PM EraserheadBayB
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Geoff Johns: Let’s say you’ve been given the position of writing Green Arrow from scratch. Clean slate. You might say, ‘Okay, I’m going to write this new character,’ and when someone says, ‘Well, what about Black Canary,’ you might say… ‘nope.’ That means you completely misunderstand these characters.

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\nGeoff Johns: --> '''Geoff Johns''': Let’s say you’ve been given the position of writing Green Arrow from scratch. Clean slate. You might say, ‘Okay, I’m going to write this new character,’ and when someone says, ‘Well, what about Black Canary,’ you might say… ‘nope.’ That means you completely misunderstand these characters.
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