DC Prodigy

#1 Posted by DEGRAAF (7869 posts) - - Show Bio

There isnt a single comic i have read by Geoff that i thought wsa bad for DC. Im not sure if he has even written anythhing for Marvel but i know that im glad they have him to help out. He seems like he is single handedly changing the entire DCU (in a good way, also i know other help him)

#2 Posted by Truex (460 posts) - - Show Bio

He wrote Avengers for a while, and I agree Geoff Johns is one of the all time greatest writers.

#3 Posted by danhimself (22223 posts) - - Show Bio

I had a really hard time getting into DC titles before he started writing pretty much all of DC's books

#4 Edited by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF said:

"There isnt a single comic i have read by Geoff that i thought was bad for DC"

I respectfully disagree.

I don't think he did a particularly good job on Action Comics, his run on Titans, while not terrible, wasn't nearly as good as Wolfman's Titans or David's Young Justice and I think he utterly fails to capture the spirit of Barry Allen in Flash Rebirth.  I also think that while Infinite Crisis was a fairly good story, he spent so much time paying homage to Marv Wolfman and George Perez's original storyline that the book is completely overshadowed by a comic series written twenty years earlier.

That said, I do generally like his work on Green Lantern, especially the Sinestro Corps and Blackest Night storylines and he's done a world of good for the Flash and JSA, especially when it came to bringing villains like Black Adam and the Rogues back into the spotlight.  52, Booster Gold, Legion of Three Worlds and Rogues Revenge have all been outstanding as well.

Overall, I find him a MUCH better person to leave in charge of a comic universe than Bendis but he's not perfect.

#5 Posted by DEGRAAF (7869 posts) - - Show Bio
@Zoom said:
"

@DEGRAAF said:

"There isnt a single comic i have read by Geoff that i thought was bad for DC"

I respectfully disagree.

I don't think he did a particularly good job on Action Comics, his run on Titans, while not terrible, wasn't nearly as good as Wolfman's Titans or David's Young Justice and I think he utterly fails to capture the spirit of Barry Allen in Flash Rebirth.  I also think that while Infinite Crisis was a fairly good story, he spent so much time paying homage to Marv Wolfman and George Perez's original storyline that the book is completely overshadowed by a comic series written twenty years earlier.

That said, I do generally like his work on Green Lantern, especially the Sinestro Corps and Blackest Night storylines and he's done a world of good for the Flash and JSA, especially when it came to bringing villains like Black Adam and the Rogues back into the spotlight.  52, Booster Gold, Legion of Three Worlds and Rogues Revenge have all been outstanding as well.

Overall, I find him a MUCH better person to leave in charge of a comic universe than Bendis but he's not perfect.

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see ive never read action comics while he was writing them and ive never read titans at all. I am reading Flash rebirth and i agree with you, its just not catching me and making me care as much as i did when i read GL: Rebirth.
#6 Posted by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio

I only read his Brainiac arc of Action Comics and I hated it.  Brainiac was just about the dumbest super genius ever.  His durability fluxuated from issue to issue and his backstory didn't really fit with any Brainiac story that I had ever read.

His Teen Titans book was basically a combination of Peyer's Titans (which honestly sucked) and David's Young Justice (which was brilliant).  The problem was that Johns didn't write any of the Young Justice characters as anything like they were in Young Justice, their solo books, their mentor's books, ect.  Superboy didn't act like Superboy.  Wonder Girl didn't act like Wonder Girl.  He also put Raven in high school despite the fact that she was too old to be in high school back in the 80s and he gave Beast Boy pointy ears and said he smelled like a dog.  As a long time Titans/Young Justice reader, I strongly disliked this.  He does capture Cyborg and Starfire's characters very well though.

#7 Posted by Feliciano2040 (654 posts) - - Show Bio

He has destroyed the Green Lantern Universe with his abnormal amount of retcons and changes to the mythos, he is NOWHERE near what I would consider a great writer.

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