WonderCon 2011: Geoff Johns

#1 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

He's my favorite.  Met him in 2009 at one of my local comic stores when he was signing Blackest Night #1.

#2 Posted by ImperiousRix (1069 posts) - - Show Bio

Never saw First Flight, but I'm pretty excited to see Emerald Knights.  Johns had me when he used the Star Wars bounty hunter analogy.

Excited for Flashpoint, though I would have liked for the new Flash series to have gotten a bit more of its legs underneath it before attempting a huge event comic.
#3 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

Geoff almost said "yes" to a death. He said to her question "Ye...well errr...." to cover himself up.

#4 Posted by GothamRed (2562 posts) - - Show Bio

Well since he clearly said yes to the question, i wonder who it's going to be, i just hope it's not another lian harper incident

#5 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio
@GothamRed said:
" Well since he clearly said yes to the question, i wonder who it's going to be, i just hope it's not another lian harper incident "
That was Robinson, so I doubt it.
#6 Posted by johnny_spam (2031 posts) - - Show Bio

The fact that Flashpoint is a Flash and Batman in a Brave and the Bold type story has me interested I do think there is something to people complaining Johns relies too much on mythology in stories but when it comes to a straight superhero story Johns is a master of so I'll be checking it out.

#7 Posted by Lunacy (40 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm here with Geoff Johns at WonderCon. The man who made Hal Jordan the mass murderer and pedophile great. Can I say that?

#8 Posted by GothamRed (2562 posts) - - Show Bio
@Supreme Marvel: True, but you never know what'll happen, there's always the looming threat of editorial mandates on big crossover events, though i hope the death will be done with dignity
#9 Posted by johnny_spam (2031 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lunacy: @Lunacy said:
" I'm here with Geoff Johns at WonderCon. The man who made Hal Jordan the mass murderer and pedophile great. Can I say that? "
Different writers.
#10 Posted by Video_Martian (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

"Ye...well errr... I Dunno, Maybe."

Now the question is, WHO'S GONNA DIE???

#11 Posted by Lunacy (40 posts) - - Show Bio
@johnny spam said:
" @Lunacy: @Lunacy said:
" I'm here with Geoff Johns at WonderCon. The man who made Hal Jordan the mass murderer and pedophile great. Can I say that? "
Different writers. "
I never said they weren't.
#12 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lunacy said:
" @johnny spam said:
" @Lunacy: @Lunacy said:
" I'm here with Geoff Johns at WonderCon. The man who made Hal Jordan the mass murderer and pedophile great. Can I say that? "
Different writers. "
I never said they weren't. "
It was implied.
#13 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

He retconned the interview. This never happened.

And it did, then. And it was twice as good the second time.

#14 Posted by Lunacy (40 posts) - - Show Bio
@Supreme Marvel: No it isn't. The man who made Hal Jordan (the mass murderer and pedophile) great.
#15 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lunacy said:

" @Supreme Marvel: No it wasn't. The man who made Hal Jordan (the mass murderer and pedophile) great. "

Fixed. If you used parentheses before, then it would have been okay. :)
#16 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio
@Supreme Marvel said:
" @Lunacy said:

" @Supreme Marvel: No it wasn't. The man who made Hal Jordan (the mass murderer and pedophile) great. "

Fixed. If you used parentheses before, then it would have been okay. :) "
Should I have said "The man who made Hal Jordan famous" instead? 
#17 Posted by xkoenig (392 posts) - - Show Bio
@Babs: I love your interviews, but you guys really, really need to come up with a 'sign-off' at the end I think. You know, even if it's goofy or cheesy, just something to wrap it up before you cut. Anyway, great job :)
#18 Posted by craigbo180 (196 posts) - - Show Bio
@xkoenig: Didn't she wrap it up when she said "alright, thank you so much for talking to us today"? I laughed when babs asked if someone was gonna die and he said yes but had to stop himself. :D
#19 Posted by xkoenig (392 posts) - - Show Bio
@craigbo180 said:
" @xkoenig: Didn't she wrap it up when she said "alright, thank you so much for talking to us today"? I laughed when babs asked if someone was gonna die and he said yes but had to stop himself. :D "
I just meant something like: <turns to camera> 'I'm Sara Lima and you're watching ComicVine,' <aaannd cut!> 
But I don't want to pretend like it's a big deal... :P
#20 Posted by craigbo180 (196 posts) - - Show Bio
@xkoenig: Fair enough, I definitely don't think its a big deal :) I would rather just have a natural ending myself.
#21 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

For all his retconning and his altering continuity to suit his books, I've rarely read anything by him that I hated (maybe I'm just not as stuck-up on continuity as most people here). Looking forward to Flashpoint.

#22 Posted by HumanNumber (1466 posts) - - Show Bio

Excited for both emerald knights and flashpoint, Geoff Johns is the man. Great interview.

#23 Posted by War Killer (19851 posts) - - Show Bio
@mr.obvious said:
" "Ye...well errr... I Dunno, Maybe."Now the question is, WHO'S GONNA DIE??? "
That is a pretty bad excuse to say when YOU'RE the one writing the book xD lol
#24 Posted by shawn87 (2095 posts) - - Show Bio

Comic Vines coverage continues to be awesome. Too bad this interview wasn't as long as the others, but it was still really cool

#25 Posted by grbear (11 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be looking forward to Flashpoint more if it didn't involve a million different comics. That list of expected Flashpoint publications made Blackest Night look like a fart in a hurricane by comparison.

I'll still end up buying it all though. D'oh!!

#26 Posted by CrimsonTempest (307 posts) - - Show Bio

Geoff Johns is such a class act. I'll be sure looking forward to Flashpoint next month.

#27 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio
@Babs said:
" @Supreme Marvel said:
" @Lunacy said:

" @Supreme Marvel: No it wasn't. The man who made Hal Jordan (the mass murderer and pedophile) great. "

Fixed. If you used parentheses before, then it would have been okay. :) "
Should I have said "The man who made Hal Jordan famous" instead?  "
Maybe "The man who made Hal very well known." Because I still think Hal's a douche! Kyle for the win!!
#28 Posted by Thunderscream (1809 posts) - - Show Bio

god he's hot

#29 Posted by Trodorne (2569 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL how many times do i have to say this. Hal Jordan is not a pedophile, Arisia is an alien our human laws do not apply to her.

#30 Posted by Comiclove5 (1255 posts) - - Show Bio

I can not wait for Flash point.

#31 Posted by Eyz (3095 posts) - - Show Bio

That was a rather...short interview :P

#32 Posted by DavidRose (51 posts) - - Show Bio

Sara: the man who made Green Lantern great... Can I say that?


Geoff: Sure.

Great interview! Geoff Johns is by far my favorite comic writer.

#33 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio
@Eyz said:
" That was a rather...short interview :P "
If I wasn't getting yelled at to hurry it up, I would have kept going :) 
#34 Edited by DarkMatter23 (71 posts) - - Show Bio

How the hell did Geoff Johns do it? From an intern (by accident) to Richard Donner, to being a top writer for DC. And all and all, being pretty darn amazing at it! I am envious.

#35 Posted by BurnSide (53 posts) - - Show Bio

geoff johns = bad ass
#36 Posted by ZaberCat (246 posts) - - Show Bio

You are so lucky to meet famous writers and artists! I bet you are so glad to meet those who wrote and drew comics. 

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