The Green Lantern Corps Message Board

Go Back   The Green Lantern Corps Message Board > Green Lanternverse > Green Lantern Vol. 1/Alan Scott/JSA
FLASHCHAT

GL Volume 1
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-10-2008, 01:06 AM   #1
xionice
The Artist
 
xionice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: The North Star
Posts: 2,737
Default Geoff Johns leaves JSA

From Newsarama.com:

Quote:
In the eyes of many readers, it's a clear example of "all good things must come to an end."

Geoff Johns has announced that he will be leaving DC's Justice Society of America with issue #26. At his Comicbloc forum , Johns wrote:

There will always be a JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA book in the DC Universe.

I take a lot of pride in that fact because it wasn’t always true.

It’s hard to say this but officially, I will be leaving the title after JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #26, which is a single-issue story entitled “BLACK ADAM RUINED MY BIRTHDAY.” Following the Black Adam arc with Jerry and I, #26 will be my last issue, Dale’s last and our fantastic editor Michael Siglain’s last. I think we’re going out on one of my favorite stories to date and I’m glad we are all going out on this together.

I’ve been writing JSA nearly my entire career. The book has steadily gained new and old fans and, with the re-launch two years ago, fixed itself as one of the staples of the DC UNIVERSE. Since then we’ve remained one of the top monthly books at DC alongside JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and BATMAN. A book starring characters like Jay Garrick, Stargirl, Mr. Terrific and Citizen Steel. Heroes that, I think, most people had written off. But not all of them did.

We got Dr. Mid-Nite from the talented Matt Wagner. And the new Mr. Terrific first appeared in THE SPECTRE under the pen of one of my favorite writers John Ostrander. I brought in Stargirl, who will always be a character I write in one form or another – no matter if I’m on JSA or not. And, above all, I think James Robinson’s run on STARMAN opened the door for the JSA on a different level.

How’d I get involved in this? Peter Tomasi and David Goyer.

I was asked by them to come on and co-write JSA back in 1999 right when I got into comics. James had left the book after issue #2. David wrote #3 himself and I came in and wrote #4 with him, but without a credit. I got a special thanks to, but that was enough for me. David then wrote #5 and I came on officially with #6, which featured Black Adam way back when. Over the next two years, I worked with David on the book steadily until he left with #25 and returned later through #51.

The JSA to me represents everything good about life, work and superheroes. In life, generations past, present and future all provide different viewpoints. There can be something magical when it’s past from grandfather to father to son or from mother to daughter or son to grandfather. There’s nothing more important than family – and family means a lot more than just blood relatives. That’s what my very first book, STARS & S.T.R.I.P.E., was about and that’s what JSA, and life, is about.

So why am I leaving?

I have more stories to tell, and the characters are endless, but that’s also true for the DC Universe. I’m ready to move on to some other challenges like returning to THE FLASH and SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN. And I am also obsessed with making sure that GREEN LANTERN, BLACKEST NIGHT and everything around it is the absolute best it can possibly be. ...and that’s only part of 2009. There are some new projects on the horizon.

I have to thank Dale Eaglesham, Fernando Parasin, Alex Ross, Steve Sadowski, Leonard Kirk, Don Kramer, Jerry Ordway, Michael Bair, Alex Sinclair, Jon Kalisz, Michael Siglain, Steve Wacker, Harvey Richards, Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman, Peter Tomasi, David Goyer, James Robinson, Carlos Pacheco and the creators that inspired me – Paul Levitz, Grant Morrison and Marv Wolfman.

And although he’s never read the book, Roy Thomas. He held the torch for a long time and did a wonderful job. I wish we could've done a project together.

I’m sure I’ll return to the JUSTICE SOCIETY in some form or another some day, but for now I’m passing them off a new creative team – one who is already working on the book (job’s taken, sorry guys – and it’s someone who’s never worked with these characters before). I really look forward to reading it.

Thanks for all your support and I'll see you all soon!
Depending on who's writing next, I may drop.
__________________

Last edited by xionice; 12-10-2008 at 01:10 AM.
xionice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 01:19 AM   #2
Maverick_GL
Moderator
 
Maverick_GL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Biot, Sector 3601
Posts: 15,608
Send a message via MSN to Maverick_GL
Default

That's actually good news for me. I'm getting tired of so much Geoff Johns anyway. He is the reason I picked up the book, but he hasn't really impressed me overly with anything thus far. New blood might be exactly what this book needs.
__________________
Winner: Reality TV draft 2014


"Weeds. All of them weeds. I am perfection, and I am alone in the garden of the universe." - Cyborg Superman
Maverick_GL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 01:20 AM   #3
JME2
Corps Honor Guard
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,664
Default

Dammit; there goes any interest I have in reading JSA.
JME2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 01:36 AM   #4
lanternut
Alpha-Lantern
 
lanternut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 2,156
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to lanternut
Default

Wow, one more book off my hold list.
__________________
lanternut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 01:46 AM   #5
GLC2814.4
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Me three, It's gonna start to suck soon. Coming off the pull list methinks
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 02:16 AM   #6
Mewzard
Say what you will about masturbation...
 
Mewzard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,823
Default

>_> It sucks, but I'll stay on, possibly. It seems if Johns wants to kill a comic he's writing, all he has to do is leave it. The man has sway at DC, that's for sure. But, due to his good writing and enjoyable stories.
Mewzard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 02:26 AM   #7
Andrew NDB
Shot Caller
 
Andrew NDB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Evergreen State
Posts: 13,946
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Yahoo to Andrew NDB
Default

Not good or bad to me (only reading JSA right now for the Kingdom Come intrigue and cherry-picking any Alan Scott-heavy stories) but probably good in the sense that Geoff will be able to devote more energy to the titles he has. Though with Geoff jumping on Flash and probably Adventure Comics with the Legion...
Andrew NDB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 02:39 AM   #8
IndigoSentinel
Fatality's Blacksmith
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 173
Default

Well, in that interview he states tthat he will be working on Flash, so at least that is good
__________________
IndigoSentinel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 02:42 AM   #9
W.West
Moderator
 
W.West's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Detroit,MI & LosAngeles, CA
Posts: 36,767
Blog Entries: 69
Send a message via AIM to W.West Send a message via Yahoo to W.West Send a message via Skype™ to W.West
Default

I just hope he doesn't pick up Aquaman now...He is far from the right person to do that.
__________________
W.West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 02:45 AM   #10
JME2
Corps Honor Guard
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by W.West View Post
I just hope he doesn't pick up Aquaman now...He is far from the right person to do that.
If not Johns, then who would be your pick to handle a revamp of Orin?
JME2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 03:29 AM   #11
W.West
Moderator
 
W.West's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Detroit,MI & LosAngeles, CA
Posts: 36,767
Blog Entries: 69
Send a message via AIM to W.West Send a message via Yahoo to W.West Send a message via Skype™ to W.West
Default

Fanboy status aside, I'd still give it Morrison, I just think he would be beyond perfect for Aquaman's return. If not Morrison, I'd give it to Mark Waid. I really want to see Ivan Reis on Aquaman, I think that would look amazing.
__________________
W.West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 04:28 AM   #12
JME2
Corps Honor Guard
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by W.West View Post
Fanboy status aside, I'd still give it Morrison, I just think he would be beyond perfect for Aquaman's return. If not Morrison, I'd give it to Mark Waid. I really want to see Ivan Reis on Aquaman, I think that would look amazing.
Hmm. Interesting choices. Reis on artwork would be nice. I wouldn't mind see Shane Davis on art chores either; his style is an acquired taste, but I did enjoy his rendition of Aquaman and the undersea sequences in the "Kryptonite" arc on Superman/Batman.
JME2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 08:00 AM   #13
Jack-O-Lantern
Master Customizer
 
Jack-O-Lantern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 2,874
Default

Guess I'll be dropping this, same as I did with Booster Gold, to save some money.
Jack-O-Lantern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 09:58 AM   #14
Chamalkan
Sinestro's Sparring Partner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 130
Default

Wasn't buying this, but I'm not unlucky about this.
Johns is brilliant to make things outside the Trinity good sellers.
So him on Flash and GL seems right for me.
In my mind he'd also do Martian Manhunter and Aquaman. That way ALL original JLA members will be big sellers
Chamalkan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 03:10 PM   #15
Gauntlet101010
Alpha-Lantern
 
Gauntlet101010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,233
Default

I dunno whether I'll drop it or not. I guess I'll just wait and see where the stories go before deciding.
Gauntlet101010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 03:39 PM   #16
Andrew NDB
Shot Caller
 
Andrew NDB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Evergreen State
Posts: 13,946
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Yahoo to Andrew NDB
Default

People dropping JSA because Geoff is leaving without even knowing who the next writer is very puzzling to me.

I don't think Geoff may necessarily be the best writer for Aquaman, however... Aquaman pretty much needs a big name to get the big launch it needs to in order to survive.
Andrew NDB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 03:51 PM   #17
W.West
Moderator
 
W.West's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Detroit,MI & LosAngeles, CA
Posts: 36,767
Blog Entries: 69
Send a message via AIM to W.West Send a message via Yahoo to W.West Send a message via Skype™ to W.West
Default

Off Topic: Aquaman doesn't need a big name writer, just a GOOD writer...something he rarely had. Aquaman has a big fanbase, not huge but big enough to generate hype on its own to survive. Its been too long since Aquaman was a character worth looking at let alone reading.
__________________
W.West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 03:54 PM   #18
Andrew NDB
Shot Caller
 
Andrew NDB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Evergreen State
Posts: 13,946
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Yahoo to Andrew NDB
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by W.West View Post
Off Topic: Aquaman doesn't need a big name writer, just a GOOD writer...
It needs either a big name writer or a big name artist... and preferably both to put a book out there that lasts more than a year or two after the initial buzz goes away.

Aquaman is largely a joke. To people.
Andrew NDB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 04:07 PM   #19
Maverick_GL
Moderator
 
Maverick_GL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Biot, Sector 3601
Posts: 15,608
Send a message via MSN to Maverick_GL
Default

I wouldn't be against him showing in JLA from time to time.
__________________
Winner: Reality TV draft 2014


"Weeds. All of them weeds. I am perfection, and I am alone in the garden of the universe." - Cyborg Superman
Maverick_GL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 04:18 PM   #20
Andrew NDB
Shot Caller
 
Andrew NDB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Evergreen State
Posts: 13,946
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Yahoo to Andrew NDB
Default

Yeah, Aquaman should be in JLA. If not all the time, then for regular "stints."
Andrew NDB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 04:46 PM   #21
artisticblasts
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I think we tired of looking at only the big three (Batman Superman Wonder Woman) as the central focus of DC Universe. Why don't people start to look at Aquaman? He's not even less cooler and interesting to be told anyway. At least, not for me
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 04:59 PM   #22
JME2
Corps Honor Guard
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by artisticblasts View Post
I think we tired of looking at only the big three (Batman Superman Wonder Woman) as the central focus of DC Universe. Why don't people start to look at Aquaman? He's not even less cooler and interesting to be told anyway. At least, not for me
It's interesting how Aquaman is supposed to be one of the Big 7 and a founding father of the JLA, and yet he gets shafted even more than the Martian Manhunter.
JME2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 05:01 PM   #23
Maverick_GL
Moderator
 
Maverick_GL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Biot, Sector 3601
Posts: 15,608
Send a message via MSN to Maverick_GL
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by artisticblasts View Post
I think we tired of looking at only the big three (Batman Superman Wonder Woman) as the central focus of DC Universe. Why don't people start to look at Aquaman? He's not even less cooler and interesting to be told anyway. At least, not for me
Even Aquaman is too "mainstream" for what I'd like to see.

I'm talking:

Animal Man
Metamorpho
Geo-Force
Obsidian
Starman (Prince Gayvn)
Citizen Steel
and of course, Red Tornado


but then again, I'm a sucker for the C-list
__________________
Winner: Reality TV draft 2014


"Weeds. All of them weeds. I am perfection, and I am alone in the garden of the universe." - Cyborg Superman
Maverick_GL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 05:29 PM   #24
HalFingJordan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm burning my JSA collection if Geoff leaves. He was the greatest thing that book ever saw, and Green Lantern as well.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 05:32 PM   #25
JME2
Corps Honor Guard
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HalFingJordan View Post
I'm burning my JSA collection if Geoff leaves. He was the greatest thing that book ever saw, and Green Lantern as well.
I swore I'd stop reading JSA if he left; same goes for GL. So, that's one down for the moment...
JME2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.