10 Things that Geoff Johns Added to Green Lantern

#1 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1109 posts) - - Show Bio

Saw this posted on another site. Thought it would be good to post it here.

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/10-things-geoff-johns-green-lantern-1.html

#2 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Geoff Johns!

#3 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

Life to Hal Jordan again! Rebirth

#4 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, Johns undeniably revitalized Green Lantern and his mythology by expanding on various concepts and utilizing them in kickass stories. Some of his books are atrocious (Justice League), and he does tend to rely on a traditional superhero writing style, but Geoff Johns has my respect when it comes to GL.

Really hope he can do the same thing for Aquaman. If anyone in DC needs a career boost, it's the King of Atlantis.

#5 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

The sci fi clone wars approach of Geoff Johns to GL has sold more GL books. I still prefer Hal to be based on earth and leave the space wars to other Lanterns in a Green Lantern Corps title.

The current Aquaman is still too similar to the pre flashpoint Aquaman. Aquaman needs more reboots to be ready for tv and movies. The last Aquaman tv pilot was not picked up and it was sort of stuck close to the water with Arthur curry working near the beach. I prefer Aquaman be more of a land superhero like Superman.

#6 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13201 posts) - - Show Bio

@colonyofcells said:

The sci fi clone wars approach of Geoff Johns to GL has sold more GL books. I still prefer Hal to be based on earth and leave the space wars to other Lanterns in a Green Lantern Corps title.

The current Aquaman is still too similar to the pre flashpoint Aquaman. Aquaman needs more reboots to be ready for tv and movies. The last Aquaman tv pilot was not picked up and it was sort of stuck close to the water with Arthur curry working near the beach. I prefer Aquaman be more of a land superhero like Superman.

well he is AQUAman. water kinda plays an important part. and f*(k the multiple reboots idea. by the time he gets "suitable" for movies most of the things that make him awesome and unique will be gone and we'll be stuck with some watered down (pardon the pun) generic shadow of Aquaman, same goes with many super-heroes.

#7 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

11 - More colors of the rainbow than a bag of skittles.

#8 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@colonyofcells said:

The sci fi clone wars approach of Geoff Johns to GL has sold more GL books. I still prefer Hal to be based on earth and leave the space wars to other Lanterns in a Green Lantern Corps title.

The current Aquaman is still too similar to the pre flashpoint Aquaman. Aquaman needs more reboots to be ready for tv and movies. The last Aquaman tv pilot was not picked up and it was sort of stuck close to the water with Arthur curry working near the beach. I prefer Aquaman be more of a land superhero like Superman.

Not to derail this thread into an Aquaman one, but I just have a few points to make.

First off, I think that the problem isn't Aquaman sticking too close to the water. If Geoff Johns can balance his time between land and sea, much like the way he balanced GL in Earth and space, then I think it'll be just fine. Plus, as Aquaman, he should be more connected to the oceans and not be tied down to the ground. Also, I really don't think that the Aquaman pilot not being picked up is a good indicator of the character's comic-book popularity. GL's movie flopped, but his books and events still continue to sell.

Secondly, I don't think that the problem is with Aquaman's character himself. I think that the issue is his lack of supporting characters, mythology, good villains, and overall 'world'. One could make the argument that Johns didn't make Hal Jordan any more remarkable then any other superhero, but that he infused the Green Lantern world with so many great elements and characters and stories that the entire franchise thrived. You don't need a deep, conflicted character for every comic-book. Sometimes just putting a solid superhero into a fun plot can work wonders.

Overall, just my two cents.

#9 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Having lots of color lanterns was a good idea altho tying them to emotions don't seem like good ideas. Will is not even an emotion. For the color yellow, I don't really associate it with fear but with Funshine Bear and happy is indeed an emotion.

#10 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1109 posts) - - Show Bio

@colonyofcells said:

Having lots of color lanterns was a good idea altho tying them to emotions don't seem like good ideas. Will is not even an emotion. For the color yellow, I don't really associate it with fear but with Funshine Bear and happy is indeed an emotion.

I'm pretty sure that the notion of yellow representing happiness was ruled out by the fact that Sinestro used a yellow power ring. You really expect that a supervillain would turn to the power of happiness??

#11 Posted by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

Geoff Johns is a writing prodigy and legend in the comic world. Hats off to Johns and his impressive run on GREEN LANTERN. However, still in shock that he would actually leave the title behind!

#12 Posted by SavageDragon (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

@ckuakini said:

Geoff Johns is a writing prodigy and legend in the comic world. Hats off to Johns and his impressive run on GREEN LANTERN. However, still in shock that he would actually leave the title behind!

Totally agree!

#13 Posted by dondave (37612 posts) - - Show Bio

It's bad to see him go

#14 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you, BasedGeoff

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