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Overview (2)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameGeoffrey Marieb Johns

Mini Bio (1)

Geoff Johns is an American comic book and television writer, film and television producer.

He is the Chief Creative Officer at DC Comics, a position he has served in since 2010. His most notable work in different media has used the DC Comics characters Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Superman.

In 2006, Johns co-wrote the story for the Justice League Unlimited episode "Ancient History", which starred Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Vixen, Shadow Thief and the Green Lantern John Stewart.

Johns served as a co-producer and creative consultant for Green Lantern (2011) directed by Martin Campbell and starring Ryan Reynolds.

He is an executive producer on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.

In June 2018, Johns stepped down as the President and CEO of DC Entertainment and has since wanted to focus more on writing for DC Movies and Comic Books.

He will serve as a writer for Green Lantern Corps which will also be a part of the DC Extended Universe.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Vishnu Vallam

Spouse (1)

Anissa Dorsey (? - 2008) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (9)

Best known for his Green Lantern stories, together 'Ivan Reis'. He revived the franchise with "Rebirth" (2005), followed by "War of the Sinestro Corps" (2007-2008), "The Blackest Night" (2009-2010) and "The Brightest Day" (2010).
Often revives characters who were previously thought to be dead.
Known for large, sprawling stories that involve dozens of characters and affect the entire DC Universe.
Frequently rewrites characters who are not taken seriously by fans and makes them far more compelling or threatening.
Often brings back characters who haven't been used in decades.
Known for being exceptionally good at remembering continuity and avoiding plot holes and errors.
Baseball cap.
Known for his unique writing style in which every action and character, regardless of how insignificant they seem, fit into and are symbolic of a larger overarching theme. This style has been dubbed "Johnsian Literalism"
Many of his works feature a character losing a limb in a messy and extremely violent way

Trivia (23)

Is more famous as a writer of comic books than for his work in the film industry. He writes Green Lantern, Justice Society of America and Action Comics with Superman director Richard Donner.
Appeared on the DVD commentary track for Lethal Weapon 4 with director Richard Donner.
His favorite Comic book hero is The Flash.
Considers Richard Donner his idol and mentor.
Discovered comic books after finding a box of old copies of Flash, Superman, Batman and Green Lantern that his Grandmother had in her attic.
Was assigned as the head writer of ''The Justice League'', ''Green Lantern'' and ''Aquaman'' in DC's "New 52" 2011 relaunch.
He has written stories for Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash and The Justice League.
Credits Mark Waid's run on ''The Flash'' as solidifying his love of comic books.
Lives in Los Angeles.
Began production of the "Blade" TV pilot for the Spike network. Geoff Johns is co-writing the pilot with Executive Producer David S. Goyer. The two previously co-wrote the "Justice Society of America" comic book. [November 2005]
Currently, writing, directing and producing a stop-motion animated feature film, "Naughty or Nice" with Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich for a 2008 release. [February 2007]
Was originally ordered to kill off Dick Grayson (The first Robin and later Nightwing) in 'Infinite Crisis' but refused.
Is of Lebanese descent.
Graduated from Michigan State University.
The first comics he ever bought were ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' 3 and 4. He later did a follow up to the series in ''Infinite Crisis''.
His character Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl was based on and named after his sister who was among the victims of the TWA Flight 800 accident of 1996.
His favorite villains are Sinestro, Lex Luthor and Captain Cold.
He used himself as the visual inspiration for the original illustrations of superhero Green Lantern/Simon Baz (created in 2012), first Middle-Eastern and Muslim-American as member of the Lanterns. Johns was 39 years old at the point.
Has said that he is not proud of his run on The Avengers or work with Marvel in general due to a stated lack of research into the characters on his part.
When he was twenty-one, he wrote a fan letter to DC in which he theorized that Superboy was the genetically engineered offspring of Superman and his arch enemy Lex Luthor. The theory was dismissed. Years later when he was writing the character, he used the origin he had suggested back then.
Good friends with Brian Michael Bendis, who is considered to be a chief creative force for Marvel in the same way that Johns is for DC. Bendis also succeeded Johns in writing The Avengers.
He has written for both The Avengers and the Justice League.
Despite being considered one of the most important figures at DC Comics and having worked there for almost the entirety of his career, he began his career at Marvel comics writing for The Avengers.

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