Geoff Johns

Feb. 18, 2013 | 11:18 a.m.

Exclusive: ‘Justice League of America’s Vibe’ No. 1, a first look

'Justice League of America's Vibe' No. 1 (featured image)
Cisco Ramone, a.k.a. Vibe, is perhaps the unlikeliest member of the Justice League of America. He’s a teenager who, in a tragic turn of events, finds himself endowed with the ability to sense and fight inter-dimensional threats — in this case, the forces of uber-villain Darkseid. Cisco’s newfound powers, drawn from vibrational cracks between different dimensions, win him a place among the heroes he revered in his childhood. The new Justice League also includes Catwoman, Hawkman, Stargirl, Green Arrow and more. The launch issue of “Justice League of America’s Vibe” hits shelves Wednesday, but Hero Complex readers get a sneak peek at the comic, co-written by Geoff Johns and Andrew Kreisberg and illustrated by Pete Woods and Sean Parsons. Click through the gallery above or use the links below for larger versions. Cover | Variant Cover | Page 5 | […]
Feb. 11, 2013 | 3:50 p.m.

Geoff Johns is ending super successful ‘Green Lantern’ run

The illustration for the cover of "Green Lantern" No. 20, due out in May. It is the last issue written by Geoff Johns. (DC Entertainment)
Geoff Johns, whose work on “Green Lantern” brought the character out of relative obscurity to the top tier of DC Comics’ slate of superheroes, announced Monday that his run would end in May with Green Lantern issue No. 20. Johns’ tenure at the helm of “Green Lantern” began in 2004 with the six-issue “Rebirth” series, which brought longtime Green Lantern Hal Jordan back into the corps, reinstated much of the Green Lantern’s earlier elements (including Guardians of the Universe and archenemy Sinestro) and set the stage for Johns’ ever-expanding suite of characters. Johns announced his decision in a post at DC’s the Source, in which he spoke of his contributions to the Green Lantern mythos. “It’s hard to imagine a Green Lantern universe without characters like Atrocitus, Larfleeze, Saint Walker, the Indigo Tribe or the rest of the gang anymore,” […]
June 30, 2012 | 8:03 p.m.

‘Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Earth One’ : A hero lost in shadows

Director Christopher Nolan on the set of "The Dark Knight Rises." (Ron Phillips / DC Comics / Warner Bros.)
The Batman we know best is unrelenting, unflappable, unforgiving and, on occasion, unhinged. But watch Bruce Wayne’s face during the next month and you’ll see something new and truly troubling in his eyes: uncertainty. Two major additions to the Batman mythology arrive in the next three weeks — on Independence Day it’s “Batman: Earth One,” the hardcover graphic novel  by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, and then (of course) on July 20 it’s the opening day for “The Dark Knight Rises,” which closes out Christopher Nolan’s history-making Gotham City trilogy. The projects have more in common than their release month; each has the rare but authentic possibility of reaching a final scene in which a third family tombstone is added next to Thomas and Martha Wayne. In “The Dark Knight Rises,” moviegoers are reintroduced to Bruce Wayne but at first he’s just a […]
June 22, 2012 | 7:17 p.m.

He-Man returns: DC remasters a universe from the 1980s

The cover of "Masters of the Universe" digital comic book featuring Sir Laser Lot. (DC Entertainment)
Hollywood used to find movies ideas on the New York Times bestsellers list, but lately it seems like studios are handing around an old Toys ‘R’ Us  catalog from the Reagan years. Battleship, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Tonka and Ouija have all made headlines, and any day we’re expecting to hear about a visionary producer who thinks that proposed View-Master movie just might click. Surely, though, this ongoing toy story in pop culture can’t continue, can it? “By the power of … Grayskull!” Ah. Right. We almost forgot that DC Comics announced in April that “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” would be launched as a six-issue series in July. Writer James Robinson and artist Phillip Tan are crafting this new interpretation of the muscular Mattel brand that launched in 1981 and became a cartoon series in 1983. The premise of the new series is that Skeletor has […]
April 03, 2012 | 2:24 p.m.

‘Shazam!': Geoff Johns looks for new magic in Captain Marvel

captain Marvel
Few superheroes have soared as high as Captain Marvel — he was the first comic-book character to reach Hollywood’s silver screen (Republic’s “Adventures of Captain Marvel” beat the Fleischer “Superman” cartoons to theaters by six months) and he was a newsstand powerhouse, outselling every rival in the 1940s. But Earth’s Mightiest Mortal plummeted from pop culture due to changing tastes and legal issues and, from 1954 to 1972, his comics weren’t published at all. He’s been in the DC Universe since that 1972 revival but (despite some bright spots) he’s never lived up to that illustrious heritage. Now, in the pages of “Justice League,” Geoff Johns, the star writer and chief creative officer of DC Entertainment, and artist Gary Frank are adding new wrinkles to the mythology and hope to put some of the old magic back in the word “Shazam!” HC: We’ve seen different versions […]
June 24, 2011 | 3:52 a.m.

Jim Lee and Geoff Johns look for DC’s heroic future

Jim Lee and Geoff Johns (DC Entertainment)
The 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival is in the books and what a weekend it was. Robert Downey Jr. shocked the crowd for a surprise “Iron Man” reunion; Jon Favreau made jaws drop with 10 minutes of footage from “Cowboys & Aliens” ; Warren Beatty stretched a Q&A to nearly two hours and declared his need to “vomit” a “Dick Tracy” remake/sequel; “Superman” director Richard Donner wowed the crowd with sparkling stories about the classic film and the late, great Christopher Reeve;  Marvel won the audience over with the world premiere of a new “Captain America: The First Avenger” trailer and the coolest giveaway of the year;  ”Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan” director Nicholas Meyer confessed a painful regret about the late Gene Roddenberry,  while the new “Trek” creative team looked to the Federation’s future on the big screen; comics superstars Geoff Johns and […]
June 21, 2011 | 3:10 p.m.

Geoff Johns gives crash course in his own Hollywood history

Geoff Johns
The 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival is in the books and what a weekend it was. Robert Downey Jr. shocked the crowd for a surprise “Iron Man” reunion; Jon Favreau made jaws drop with 10 minutes of footage from “Cowboys & Aliens” ; Warren Beatty stretched a Q&A to nearly two hours and declared his need to “vomit” a “Dick Tracy” remake/sequel; “Superman” director Richard Donner wowed the crowd with sparkling stories about the classic film and the late, great Christopher Reeve;  Marvel won the audience over with the world premiere of a new “Captain America: The First Avenger” trailer and the coolest giveaway of the year;  ”Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan” director Nicholas Meyer confessed a painful regret about the late Gene Roddenberry,  while the new “Trek” creative team looked to the Federation’s future on the big screen; comics superstars Geoff Johns and […]
June 12, 2011 | 7:30 a.m.

‘Justice League': DC will write new first chapter for super team

Jim Lee and Geoff Johns (DC Entertainment)
DC Comics has been making headlines for weeks, but on Saturday, three of the top creative forces finally stepped into the spotlight to discuss the seismic changes planned for the oldest and most iconic comics universe. The Justice League, the superhero team at the very center of the DC Comics universe, will get an all-new origin story, beginning Aug. 31 in “Justice League” issue No. 1, according to artist Jim Lee and writer Geoff Johns, the celebrated creators who will be working in tandem for the first time. Johns and Lee said the story will be set five years in the past, as will the new Superman tale, which will launch with “Action Comics” issue No. 1 in September. “Action Comics” writer Grant Morrison sent a special video message to Saturday night’s audience at the Hero Complex Film Festival at […]
June 10, 2011 | 12:13 p.m.

Superman first look: ‘Action Comics’ takes flight with new Man of Steel

Superman
Seventy-three years ago this month, a strange new vision arrived in American pop culture, a brawny figure in blue with a flowing red cape and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound. The character of Superman has flown on into film, television, video games and every imaginable corner of entertainment, but he’s always remained tethered to his first home – Action Comics has been published every month since June 1938 and, in April, became the only American comic book title to reach a 900th issue. But, in a move that is either audacious or desperate — or a bit of both – DC Comics is making a break, at least in numbering, from the grand old series. In September, celebrated Scottish writer Grant Morrison and rising artist Ralph “Rags” Morales will start the series over with Action Comics No. 1, […]
June 09, 2011 | 7:44 a.m.

Hero Complex Film Festival, the day-by-day guide

Iron Man Flag
The 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival is underway. Here’s a rundown of the day-by-day schedule. There will also be trivia, prizes and some very interesting surprises throughout the four-day program. THURSDAY DICK TRACY: Fourteen-time Oscar nominee Warren Beatty – the very definition of the Hollywood hyphenate as world-famous leading man, an acclaimed director and an elite producer — will be the opening-night guest for the 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival to celebrate his 1990 hit “Dick Tracy“ and talk about the film future of a square-jawed character who is celebrating his 80th anniversary as an iconic crime fighter in American pop culture. Beatty directed  “Dick Tracy,” which was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won three. He also starred as the title character, leading a stellar cast that included Al Pacino, Madonna, Dustin Hoffman,  Glenne Headly, Charlie Korsmo, Mandy Patinkin, Dick Van Dyke, William Forsythe, Kathy Bates, Charles Durning, James […]
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