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Geoff Johns to Step Down as Green Lantern Writer

Christian Johnson 02/11/2013 DO NOT USE, News

After nearly 10 years of writing for DC Comics Green Lantern, writer Geoff Johns has announced that he will be ending his run in May.

Johns told The Huffington Post his decision to step down as scribe for Green Lantern will allow him to focus all of his efforts towards Justice League, Justice League of America, and Aquaman.

Check out the brief interview below:

[quote]I was getting to an end point and a story line that made sense for me. I felt like it was time to close my run and focus all my energies on the Justice League corner of the DC Universe.

It was a very, very hard decision. I absolutely love these characters but I felt like I had a story line that really made sense and felt emotionally satisfying and felt very big and very epic.

I’m really proud of all the stuff we’ve built with Green Lantern, from Larfleeze to the different corps. The universe has expanded and will live well past my run. It was more than just telling another story, but really giving back to the character by expanding and adding to their mythology. [/quote]

Green Lantern Geoff Johns



Though Geoff Johns will indeed be leaving Green Lantern behind, he will however continue his writing duties for Simon Baz in the pages of Justice League of America. While it’s pretty sad to see Johns Green Lantern run come to an end, he promised that issue #20 will close things off in a big way.

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  1. Knighti2 02/11/2013 at 9:04 pm

    He looks like he is 10 not been writing for 10 years.

  2. jeffhillwriter 02/12/2013 at 1:37 am

    Yeah, it's probably time. I love the fact that he's going out on top. It'll be interesting to see a) what else he starts writing, b) who takes his place, and c) if they keep four ongoing Green Lantern titles after his departure (and for how long). I wonder how he'll end his epic run? With a big bang or a quiet feel good issue? Maybe he'll just kill some Titans like he did in Infinite Crisis. :)

  3. Scorp_Moonopoly 02/13/2013 at 6:04 pm

    I'm surprised he hasn't been shuffled around more.

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