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DC Shocker: Geoff Johns Fired from Green Lantern

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holtom2000

dINGO

Postby holtom2000 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:17 pm

nietoperz wrote:
Yeah. Aside from Grant Morrison, of course. Oh, and Scott Snyder. And Jeff Lemire. Also, Brian Azzarrello. And James Robinson.

saleswise, get real. no one touches Johns for sales. anything close usually has a bat in it.
Johns is the de facto superstar. he can sell characters like booster gold and hawkman. he pretty much writes every major event for dc these days. those creators you listed are indeed talented, but they are not in the league of Johns. even Morrison has lost some of his luster as a superstar creator,who frankly doesn't sell as well as Johns
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:24 pm

Johns' writing has been subpar for at least the past five years, though. And as far as sales go, Snyder's no slouch. And Azz made Wonder Woman a hit, which pretty much nobody has been able to do since George Perez back in the late eighties.

Johns is talismanic, sure, but his star is on the wane - mainly because he has overreached.
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UnionJack

Mad Hatter

Postby UnionJack » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:13 pm

Grayson wrote:Wow, that really is shocking. I knew that Johns couldn't stay on the title forever but it felt like he was trying to. Wonder who they will get to replace him.


Hopefully someone who will deliver a bit more Space Opera a a lot less dismemberment & general bloodletting. I may actually give the GL franchise another look soon.
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LoganRSA

FROGMAN

Postby LoganRSA » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:19 pm

Stalzer2002 wrote:Wow. Johns finally ran out of colors in his crayola box.


Dammit, I was still waiting for Indian Red Lantern and Flesh Lantern.
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holtom2000

dINGO

Postby holtom2000 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:48 pm

What is ww selling these days? And I thought rucks had solid sales, no?
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:56 pm

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/20 ... um=twitter

Geoff Johns wrote:“I’m obviously ending my run with a little sadness because I love these characters, every single one of them. But I’m walking away feeling very proud of what we’ve done and very grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with so many fellow creators. It’s that collaboration, and every reader out there, who have made this a truly special experience. 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. And I can’t count how many Lantern t-shirts of all colors I continue to see.”


He has difficulty imagining a GL book without all his random shite. Never did have that much imagination did he?
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superfictious

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa

Postby superfictious » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:04 pm

Despite my ambivalence to Hal, I still think Johns still did far more good than bad to the GL mythos. I hope the next group of writers focus on characters, while at the same time building the foundation of a non-ringbearing DC cosmos (would love to see a new version of the Darkstars).
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Postby sdsichero » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:26 pm

Zero wrote:http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2013/02/quote-of-the-day-geoff-johns-on-leaving-green-lantern/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter



He has difficulty imagining a GL book without all his random shite. Never did have that much imagination did he?


Heh all the stuff he created.
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sdsichero

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Postby sdsichero » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:28 pm

Log-Man wrote:
Dammit, I was still waiting for Indian Red Lantern and Flesh Lantern.

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MoneyMelon

Chief Yankee Wanker

Postby MoneyMelon » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:28 pm

Geoff Johns did easily the best Green Lantern run of all time. That book was complete garbage for a long, long time before he took over. Kind of sad to see him leave the book, but I think he really ran out of gas after Blackest Night. It's time to move on.

Gotta give him credit for really elevating the concept though. And a 9 year run on a book is no small feat.

I'm curious to see who takes over but I have a feeling it will probably be somebody shitty like Scott Lobdell or something.

The Bass

Postby The Bass » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:34 pm

Ok, as someone who is not Johns fan, not a Green Lantern fan, and barely interested in DC, I'm going to try and look at this from an outsider perspective, in terms of what Johns has done over nine years, both postive and negative)

-Completely marginalised Kyle Rayner as a character
-On the other hand, completely successfully rehabilitated a toxic character, and actually laid down a template on how to do so (ignore everything that has gone before)
-Pushed his creative vision for a character onto a film version that didnt need it, and as a result, saw that film totally tank.
-Created a rich and varied supporting cast that will almost surely be totally ignored by the next writer
-Built a franchise out of one character, supporting four well selling books.
-Supported two bloated, but high selling events
-Managed to rise above the stink of the DC relaunch, mostly by ignoring it and plowing on with the story.

I'm fascinated to see whose next. Be interesting to see, given the civil war at DC, Johns will probably have a say in it, which means Sterling Gates, or Tomasi, or Harras and DiDio's camp will win out, and it'll be Scott Lobell and Tom DeFalco.

Personally though, I'll bet the change in my pocket that Jim Starlin gets a go.
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:57 pm

Now, hopefully we can get some threats that DON'T have to do with the GLs being GLs.

IvCNuB4 wrote:Herald takes credit for this too in 3 .. 2 .. 1 :lol:


To be fair, I have repeatedly dared Dan and the Gang to take Geoff off the GL book and watch the sales plummet. :smt102 :P
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sdsichero

2k11 Outhouse People's Champion

Postby sdsichero » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:59 pm

Zechs wrote:
We shouldn't now this.


How about now?
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Johnny Smith

rubber spoon

Postby Johnny Smith » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:07 pm

The Bass wrote:I'm fascinated to see whose next. Be interesting to see, given the civil war at DC, Johns will probably have a say in it, which means Sterling Gates, or Tomasi, or Harras and DiDio's camp will win out, and it'll be Scott Lobell and Tom DeFalco.

Personally though, I'll bet the change in my pocket that Jim Starlin gets a go.


DeFalco and Frenz. Hoo hah space opera!!! :smt005

Who better to follow Johns on Green Lantern than the creative team that followed Simonson on Thor? :roll:
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eltopo

Twenty-Something

Postby eltopo » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:38 pm

is green lantern not hal anymore ?
I saw some black dude with a lame looking mask busting out of a cover who's that?

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