>there are people posting on this board RIGHT NOW who consider Geoff Johns a legitimately good, imaginative writer
Johns does a fine job for what he does. Sure there are better writers out there, but at least Johns cares about the characters and universe more so than other writers. Ironically, the best way to describe him is by comparing him to sugary breakfast cereal like Trix and whatnot. It's good to enjoy it every now and then, but too much at a time can get boring real fast and in the long run isn't that good for you.
I liked his JSA and I like his approach to characters and their mythos, the way he expands them like he did with Emotional Spectrum for Green lantern. I also liked when Bru and Fraction used that approach on Iron Fist, though.
Except he's one of the few people at DC who can handle writing almost all of their characters.
Look how Flash and Green Lantern fell apart in quality after he left. The Geoff Johns Curse strikes again.
Thankfully Aquaman spared better with Jeff Parker although even DC managed to screw that one up when they put that hack Cullen Bunn on the title.
>Not offering bowls of cereal as a form of worship to the one true Cereal King every morning
He's one of DC's best though
If Johns is shit, then DC is in deep fucking trouble
I know Johns gets compared to Bendis a lot, but he is basically DC's Dan Slott, or the other way around. Worked his way up the superhero comics ladder to a flagship book, doesn't really write anything outside of superheroes, has a tendency to focus on "cool" moments or ideas.
Only difference being Johns probably won't die of heart failure this decade.
Johns is like Micheal Bay, is just pop corn. A good pop corn writter, but yes, is sad to see retards that actually pretend Johns is anything more than an average writter. He only seems to be good due how bad is the rest. Johns hasnt done anything good since aquaman and before than sinestro corps. He is just not that talented.
>Except he's one of the few people at DC who can handle writing almost all of their characters.
It took him 15 years to do a decent wonder woman. 15 fucking year, so far he still can't do batman, and his magic characters in general are shit
i remember when johns was just making a name for himself on jsa and flash. The first time he really blew my mind was the captain cold issue of flash and I thought damn this guy is really good. then I followed green lantern up through blackest night and got sick of him shortly after.
I'm just now making my way through justice league lex and it feels like the old johns is back working his magic with the characters
a lot of people are saying darkseid wars is half-assed, but it still has the same johns magic for me. i got hype seeing the syndicate, mister miracle and barda, anti-monitor, new gods justice league, etc. it feels like the sinestro corps war of his JL run
>has delivered the best wonder woman sonce nu52 started.
15 years AFTER. It took him 15 years, he didnt even cared about the new gods until the last event (and he fucked up hard). That's the problem with Johnsfags, they celebrate things that should be expected, they celebrate a writter doing their Job. You don't give a dog that didnt took a shit inside the house a steak.
Johns can shit on hald of the characters but fuck! look he is based! Mr miracle and barda are in love!!! so fucking amazing! best writter ever.
His arc with Darkseid War is carried on nothing but his name and Jason Fabok artwork really.
I mean like imagine if Scott Lobdell's name was on Justice League with Jason Fabok on art and the scripts were exactly the same, people would be shitting on the book left and right.
>Sinestro corps was amazing, fast, action packed, and everything mattered. DS war pace is pure slow ass decompression
lmao so was sinestro corps war. that shit was a 16 part story
I think he might be gone by the end of this arc but who knows really?
I really do like having Lex Luthor trying his hand at being a good guy, I wouldn't mind him starting up his own Justice League with some heroes and villains alike who can't hold down their own ongoings or anything.
He's writing Batman: Earth One, may be possibly writing the screenplay for the Batman movie with Ben Affleck, yet you think he hates Batman. Wow. The delusion is real and too strong.
>He's writing Batman: Earth One
He is working on the movie since that is his fucking Job. And the whole screenplay thing? he is a consultant, and a really bad one considering he was never a batman reader.
Wait, do you actually have a problem with this page? Because Batman not being an unbeatable preptime god with immaculate detective skills is actually really interesting, and what made Earth-1 so readable.
That's a terrible argument from your part.
Pic related, how to portray a rookie Batman in an elseworld.
And now how to not do it.
Stepping into evidence is something NO ONE over 10 years would do. Yet Johns batman does it and doesnt even feel bad about it.
Look at all of you bitch, bitch, bitch.
Johns made JSA sell.
Johns had a run on the Flash that's now the blueprint for one TV channel's highest rated show.
Johns took DC's Green Lantern franchise and made it it's own fucking line of comics and one of DC's top sellers. And it took DC's monumental incompetence to sink it after he left.
Johns made fucking Aquaman sell. AQUAMAN, you bitches.
There is not one God damn thing that any of you whiny fucktards will ever accomplish in your miserable lives that will ever compare to the achievement of making a shitty character like Aquaman a success in as crappy an industry as the current, modern day comic book market.
And if the OP ever was ever blessed enough to run into Johns in real life, instead of impotently complaining about him online, he should offer to give Johns' pet bulldog a blowjob for the privilege of being in his master's company.
>Johns made JSA sell.
It never sold that much.
>Johns had a run on the Flash that's now the blueprint for one TV channel's highest rated show
Wow, the guy in charge of the media of DC choosed his own material as base for the series he was in charge with?? Wow.
>hns took DC's Green Lantern franchise and made it it's own fucking line of comics and one of DC's top sellers. And it took DC's monumental incompetence to sink it after he left.
GL was dying since brightest day.
>Johns made fucking Aquaman sell. AQUAMAN, you bitches.
It was one of the most hyped books, aquaman has always had good books.
"Wow, the guy in charge of the media of DC choosed his own material as base for the series he was in charge with?? Wow."
Hey, Fuckwit, he "choosed" it. Sure. But then an audience MADE it the number one show for that network. See how that works?
But please keep bitching about it. Maybe that will somehow stop Johns' writing from being a draw.
>Hey, Fuckwit, he "choosed" it.
He pick his material to use as the base for the series he was the consultant and he was in charge of develop
Johns, a really generic writter that sucks a ton of cocks to get his job. He can be pretty good desu.
Oh, there are people in Twitter who believe that.
Also, I think you may have relied to the wrong comment, nothing I said had anything to do with Geoff Johns being on Waid or Brubaker's level in terms of quality output through the decades.
It never sold that much =/= JSA didn't sell
Birds of prey was also long running it doesnt mean it was a best seller book, but you are a dumb fanboy, so you don't know the difference.
It sold enough to get multiple spin offs and helped make the characters relevant even today. Back when JSA first started, most of them were character nobody cared about/few people did.
Man, I can tell you've never actually read Aquaman before when you make comments like these. He has had more solid creative teams than other titles which people keep clinging to due to one solid run they had in the 80's for years (Teen Titans, I'm looking at you, homie).
My problem is that I just have not been feeling any of his recent original creations at all. None of them have made me think "wow I'd like to see more of x elsewhere" except Baz but he suffers from his predessors all still being alive and having their own fans. I still do like how he tries to and new human elements to characters like Supes (will always love Up Up and Away) and does good interaction between them that usually feels really natural.
>It took him 15 years to do a decent wonder woman.
Well yeah right before Amazo Virus he said he actually read more of her character. On twitter he said he read Perez and Jimenez's runs. Probably a couple others I'm not remembering.
Before he probably didn't give much of a shit about reading her books and just needed a plot device.
>so far he still can't do batman
Nah, his Batman is okay most of the time.
>Power Ring moment
>his speech being about muh parents
>constant cock measuring contest with Lex
>not treating Dick like shit
>>ignoring the part where Batman later admits that he needs to be a detective and wants Jim's help after battling Riddler
Good for him, he gets the maturity of a 12 years old. Fuck off. The story is terrivle and you have terrible taste in comics. Go read LOTDK you may learn a few things. Fucking johnsfags,