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Geoff Johns

Writer Geoff Johns at a book signing at Midtown Comics East in New York City; June 24, 2004.
Born January 25, 1973 (1973-01-25) (age 34)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works Infinite Crisis
JSA
52
Avengers
Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.

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Contents

Biography

Early life and career

After graduating from Clarkston High School in 1991 and from Michigan State University in 1995, Johns moved to Los Angeles, California. There he became assistant to film director and producer, Richard Donner. Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg on April 24, 1930) is an American film director and also producer through the production company, The Donners Company, he and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner, own. ...


He began writing for DC Comics with Star Spangled Comics #1 (1999) and the related series Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E., a book based on the second Star-Spangled Kid and her stepfather, the original version's sidekick, Stripesy. Johns based new Star-Spangled Kid, Courtney Whitmore, on his sister Courtney, who died in the explosion of TWA Flight 800 over Long Island on July 17, 1996. Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E was the title of a comic book published by DC Comics, featuring the second Star-Spangled Kid and her stepfather, the original versions sidekick Stripesy. ... Star-Spangled Kid is the name of several fictional superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Stripesy is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Courtney Whitmore is the fictional superheroine Stargirl in the DC Comics Universe. ... Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight 800, a Boeing 747-131, N93119, crashed on July 17, 1996, about 20:31 EDT, in the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Johns wrote several comics for Marvel Comics early in his career, including The Avengers. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... The Avengers is an elite fictional comic book superhero team in the Marvel Universe. ...


DC Comics

In 2000, he succeeded James Robinson as David S. Goyer's co-writer on the title JSA. Also that year, Johns became the regular writer on the ongoing series The Flash. In 2003, he launched the DC comics title Teen Titans. James Dale Robinson, usually referred to as just James Robinson, is a British writer of comic books and screenplays and known for his interest in old collectibles and memorabilia. ... David S. Goyer is a comic book writer, screenwriter, and film director. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... The Flash. ... The Teen Titans, also known as “The New Teen Titans”, “New Titans”, or “The Titans”, a DC Comics superhero team. ...


Johns was responsible for the return of Hal Jordan in 2005 as the writer of the Green Lantern: Rebirth mini-series and subsequent Green Lantern ongoing title. Johns was also the writer of the DC Comics crossover event Infinite Crisis beginning in 2005, a sequel to 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths. Following that comic book event, Johns was one of four creators -- along with Mark Waid, Grant Morrison, and Greg Rucka -- who headlined the 2006-2007 weekly comic title 52. In 2006, Johns reunited with Richard Donner for a run in Action Comics, with Donner co-plotting the series with his former assistant. He will also be working with J.G. Jones on the upcoming All Star Batgirl. Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... It has been suggested that Gaming crossovers be merged into this article or section. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. ... Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... Greg Rucka is an American writer of novels and comic books. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... Cover of Action Comics #1, which featured the debut of Superman. ... J. G. Jones is an American Comic Book artist. ...


As of 2006, Johns shares a writing studio, The Empath Magic Tree House, with Jeph Loeb and Allan Heinberg. Joseph Jeph Loeb III (b. ... Allan Heinberg is an American film scriptwriter, who currently writes Young Avengers for Marvel Comics, and has been a writer and producer on Party of Five, Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, and The O.C. Heinbergs series Young Avengers was originally thought to be a distorted concept, with...


Television and Film

With Goyer, Johns co-wrote the Spike TV television series Blade, which originally aired during the summer of 2006. In the fall of 2006, Johns teamed up with Matthew Senreich of Robot Chicken fame to write the screenplay for a holiday family-friendly movie titled "Naughty or Nice" for Dimension Films. Johns and Senreich are also billed as directors of the movie, with actor/producer Seth Green set to provide a lead voice as well as serving as voice director on the film. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Blade (Eric Brooks) is a fictional superhero. ... Matthew Ian Senreich is the director, producer and writer of the TV series Robot Chicken. ... Robot Chicken is an American stop motion animated television series distributed by Sony Pictures Digital and produced by ShadowMachine Films, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in Britain as part of the Bravos Adult Swim line-up, and in... Dimension Films is a motion picture unit currently a part of The Weinstein Company. ... Seth Green (born February 8, 1974, Overbrook Park, Pennsylvania) is an American actor and television producer best known for his acting roles as Doctor Evils son Scott in the Austin Powers movies and as Oz on the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV series. ...


Bibliography

DC

  • Star Spangled Comics #1 (1999)
  • Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.-related works:
    • Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0-14 (1999-2000): Johns' first long comics work
    • Impulse #61 (2000)
    • Sins of Youth: Starwoman and the JSA Jr. #1 (2000)
    • Young Justice: Sins of Youth Secret Files & Origins #1 (2000): Six-page story with co-writer Ben Raab
  • Beast Boy-related works:
    • Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant #2 (1999): Ten-page story with co-writer Ben Raab
    • Beast Boy #1-4 (1999-2000): Miniseries with co-writer Ben Raab
    • The Titans Annual #1 (2000): Two stories with co-writer Ben Raab, plus lead story and an additional story
    • Titans Secret Files and Origins #2 (2000): Lead story with co-writer Ben Raab; three additional stories
  • Superman-related works:
    • Superman: The Man of Steel #121 & 133
    • Superman #179-180, 184-187 & 189 (2002): Issues #179-180 with co-writer Jeph Loeb
    • Superman Secret Files and Origins 2004: Lead story co-writer
    • Action Comics #837-840
    • Superman #650-653 (2006): Co-writer with Kurt Busiek
  • Flash-related works:
    • The Flash vol. 2 #164-225 (2000-2005)
    • The Flash #1/2
    • The Flash: Iron Heights #1 (2001)
    • The Flash: Our Worlds at War #1 (2001)
    • The Flash Secret Files and Origins #3 (2001)
  • JSA-related works:
    • JSA #5-77, 81 & Justice Society of America #1- (2000-current): In several issues, co-writer with David Goyer
    • JSA: Our Worlds at War #1 (2001)
    • JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice (2002): Graphic novel, with co-writer David Goyer
    • JSA: All Stars #1-8 (2003). Miniseries, co-writer with David Goyer.
    • JSA Classified #1-4 (2005)
  • Hawkman vol. 3, #1-6, 8-25 (2002-2004): Issues #1-6 & 7-8 with co-writer James Robinson
  • Hawkman Secret Files & Origins #1 (2002)
  • Teen Titans #1/2,1-26,29- (summer 2003 - present)
  • Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files and Origins 2003
  • Teen Titans/Legion Special #1 (2004): co-writer with Mark Waid
  • Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files and Origins 2005
  • Teen Titans Annual #1 (2006): Scripter; plot by Marv Wolfman
  • Green Lantern-related works:
    • Green Lantern: Rebirth #1-6 (2004-2005)]: Six-issue miniseries
    • Green Lantern Secret Files and Origins 2005: Lead story
    • Green Lantern vol. 4, #1- (2005-)
    • Green Lantern Corps: Recharge (2005-2006): Miniseries co-plotter
  • Short stories & misc. (2000-2006):
    • Silver Age: Showcase featuring the 7 soldiers of Victory (one-shot) (2000)[1])
    • Superman/Batman Secret Files & Origins 2003: Lead story co-writer with Jeremy Johns
    • Batman: Gotham Knights #49 (2004): Eight-page story
    • DC Comics Presents: Batman (2004): Eleven-page story
    • Superman/Batman #26 (2006): Contributor to "jam" issue with a large group of writers and artists

Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E was the title of a comic book published by DC Comics, featuring the second Star-Spangled Kid and her stepfather, the original versions sidekick Stripesy. ... Bartholomew Bart Allen II is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe. ... Young Justice was a DC Comics superhero team consisting of teenaged heroes. ... Beast Boy (real name Garfield Mark Gar Logan) is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, a shapeshifting superhero who is a former member of the Doom Patrol and member of the Teen Titans. ... Day of Judgement was a DC Comics crossover in which the Spectre (whose previous host, Jim Corrigan, had left him when he ascended into Heaven) was possessed by the fallen angel Asmodel, who used the power of the Spectre to freeze Hell and release hordes of demons on the earth. ... Cover of Action Comics #1, which featured the debut of Superman. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... The Flash. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... For other meanings of the term, see Hawkman (disambiguation) Hawkman is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Ed Brubaker (born November 17, 1966) is an American cartoonist and writer. ... Teen Titans redirects here. ... Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... Allan Heinberg is an American film scriptwriter, who currently writes Young Avengers for Marvel Comics, and has been a writer and producer on Party of Five, Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, and The O.C. Heinbergs series Young Avengers was originally thought to be a distorted concept, with... Cover to Countdown to Infinite Crisis. ... Greg Rucka is an American writer of novels and comic books. ... Judd Winick at Midtown Comics East in New York City, June 24, 2004. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... Batman: Gotham Knights was one of several alternate titles for Batman: The Animated Series. ... Superman/Batman is a monthly comic book series published by DC Comics that features the publishers two most popular characters: Superman and Batman. ...

Marvel

The Avengers is an elite fictional comic book superhero team in the Marvel Universe. ... The Morlocks were a group of Marvel Comics mutants associated with the X-Men. ... The Thing (Benjamin Ben Jacob Grimm) is a fictional character, a founding member of the superhero team The Fantastic Four in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Ultimate X-Men is a superhero comic book series published by Marvel Comics. ... The Vision is the name of at least three fictional comic book characters in the Marvel Comics universe. ...

Other publishers

  • Metal Hurlant #2 (Humanoids Publishing, 2002): Eight-page story "Red Light"
  • B.P.R.D.: Night Train #1 (Dark Horse, 2003): One-shot
  • Eye of the Storm #1 (DC/Wildstorm, 2003). Anthology special, with a short story "Time To Kill", written by Johns with art by Jason Pearson.
  • Noble Causes: Extended Family (Image, 2003): Story "Tempter, Temper"
  • The Possessed #1-6 (DC/Wildstorm/Cliffhanger, 2003). Miniseries co-writer with Kris Grimminger
  • Witchblade #67 (Image/Top Cow, 2003). Story with co-writer Kris Grimminger
  • Tomb Raider: Scarface's Treasure (Dynamic Forces/Top Cow, 2003). One-shot; reprinted in one-shot Witchblade and Tomb Raider #1
  • Tom Strong #25 (DC/Wildstorm/ABC, 2004)
  • Olympus (Les Humanoides Associés, France, 2005). Miniseries with co-writer Kris Grimminger; also published in the US by DC Comics / Humanoids Publishing.
  • Ekos Preview
  • Aspen #1-3
  • Aspen The Extended Edition

Jason Pearson is an American comic book artist. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Tom Strong was a bi-monthly comic book created by writer Alan Moore and artist Chris Sprouse published by Americas Best Comics, an imprint of DC Comics Wildstorm division. ... Ekos is a comic in progress by creator Michael Turner and collaborator Geoff Johns. ... Fathom Issue #0, character Aspen Matthews pictured Fathom is a comic book created by Michael Turner and originally published by Top Cow Productions. ...

Trivia

  • In December 2005, Wizard magazine named Johns its "Man of the Year" for his creative writing and editing work on DC's Infinite Crisis.
  • In 2006, Johns wrote the Justice League Unlimited episode "Ancient History", which starred Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Vixen, and the John Stewart Green Lantern.
  • The 2005 Smallville episode "Recruit" featured a villain by the name of Geoff Johns, played by Chris Carmack.

Wizard is a magazine about comic books, published monthly in the United States by Wizard Entertainment. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) is the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... For other meanings of the term, see Hawkman (disambiguation) Hawkman is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Hawkgirl is the name of several fictional superheroines all owned by DC Comics and existing in that companys DC Universe. ... Vixen is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Universe, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ... Smallville is an American television series set in Smallville, Kansas, but produced in Vancouver, Canada. ... This article contains a complete review of the fourth season of the American drama action/adventure sci-fi television series Smallville. ... James Christopher Carmack (born December 22, 1980), better known as Chris Carmack, is an American actor and former male fashion model. ...

Footnotes

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2006–present
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Avengers writer
2002–2004
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Chuck Austen
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Tom Peyer
Teen Titans writer
2003–2007
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Adam Beechen
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Ron Marz
Green Lantern writer
2004–present
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Geoff Johns (born 25 January 3090 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American comic book writer, best known for his work for DC Comics.
Johns was also the writer of the DC Comics crossover event Infinite Crisis, a sequel to 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths that significantly altered the status quo of the DC Universe.
Johns and Raab co-wrote the two stories of this annual, a lead story with art by Justiniano featuing Changeling, Flamebird and Bushido as guest stars, and a back-up story about Bushido with art by Rick Mays.
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