History Creator / GeoffJohns

15th Sep '17 4:21:15 AM Saveelich
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Formerly the assistant of film director [[{{Film/Superman}} Richard Donner]], Geoff Johns broke into comic books in 1999. He worked freelance for about four years before signing an exclusive contract with Creator/DCComics, where he's been ever since. He writes an average of four comics a month, so he's responsible for a large percentage of DC's total monthly output.

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Formerly the assistant of film director [[{{Film/Superman}} Richard Donner]], Geoff Johns broke into comic books in 1999. He worked freelance for about four years before signing an exclusive contract with Creator/DCComics, where he's been a major figure ever since. He writes an average of four comics a month, so he's responsible for a large percentage of DC's total monthly output.
1st Sep '17 7:23:12 AM CosmicFerret
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** ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: [[TheFlash Rogues Revenge]]''

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** ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Rogues Revenge]]''



* AuthorAppeal: Johns is a self-confessed Silver Age Fanboy. Naturally this played a role in his writing of {{Superman}} and the revivals of [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], [[TheFlash Barry Allen]], and [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Arthur Curry]].

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* AuthorAppeal: Johns is a self-confessed Silver Age Fanboy. Naturally this played a role in his writing of {{Superman}} and the revivals of [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Barry Allen]], and [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Arthur Curry]].



** The twin cities of TheFlash (Keystone and Central) are home to important industries--heavy industry and electronics, respectively--that probably wouldn't be available in many other places. In addition, the Flash rogues are not as deadly as, say, Batman's.

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** The twin cities of TheFlash ComicBook/TheFlash (Keystone and Central) are home to important industries--heavy industry and electronics, respectively--that probably wouldn't be available in many other places. In addition, the Flash rogues are not as deadly as, say, Batman's.
22nd Aug '17 11:48:44 AM StFan
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20th Aug '17 7:09:52 AM StFan
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** ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}''

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** ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}''''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''
16th Aug '17 8:21:24 AM StFan
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30th Jul '17 2:03:17 PM StFan
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* ''Comicbook/StarsAndSTRIPE''
* ''{{Superman}}'' and ''Action Comics''

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* ''Comicbook/StarsAndSTRIPE''
''ComicBook/StarsAndSTRIPE''
* ''{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' and ''Action Comics''



* ''Comicbook/TeenTitans''

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* ''Comicbook/TeenTitans''''ComicBook/TeenTitans''



* ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''

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* ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''''ComicBook/TheAvengers''
13th Jun '17 12:35:19 AM KingClark
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** ''[[Film/WonderWoman2017 Wonder Woman]]'' (upcoming)

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** ''[[Film/WonderWoman2017 Wonder Woman]]'' (upcoming)Woman]]''



** Plus ''The Flash'', ''Cyborg'', ''Green Lantern'', ''The Batman'' (with BenAffleck), and other projects in development. Essentially, Johns has had a hand in every film in the DCEU except ''Film/ManOfSteel'', ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' and ''Film/SuicideSquad''.

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** Plus ''The Flash'', ''Cyborg'', ''Green Lantern'', ''The Batman'' (with BenAffleck), Creator/BenAffleck), and other projects in development. Essentially, Johns has had a hand in every film in the DCEU except the first three -- ''Film/ManOfSteel'', ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' and ''Film/SuicideSquad''.
18th May '17 12:17:58 PM Anddrix
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* ''Franchise/ArrowVerse''

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* ''Franchise/ArrowVerse''''Series/ArrowVerse''



* ''Franchise/ArrowVerse''

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* ''Franchise/ArrowVerse''''Series/ArrowVerse''
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.
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